ONLY 14,316 MILES, CHROME FACTORY WHEELS, AFTERMARKET EXHAUST, BAR END MIRRORS, LED REAR SIGNALS, REAR TAIL TIDY, DARK SMOKE WINDSCREEN, FUEL INJECTED, NEWER TIRES, AND MORE! COOL LOADED SPORT BIKE! THE BIKE HAS LEFT SIDE SCRATCHES.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650
Theyre known as sweet spot motorcycles: streetbikes so balanced, user-friendly and all-around capable that they stand well above their two-wheeled counterparts, forging lasting reputations as exciting, practical and stylish machines.
This practical sportbike features a raft of new technology and design elements, including a totally new perimeter-style frame, revised suspension, more angular bodywork, new instrumentation, improved engine performance, a more comfortable saddle, lower seat height and much more. The new-and-massively-improved version promises even more of the all-around capability that suits beginners and veterans alike.
It all starts in the engine bay, where an advanced, highly compact, liquid-cooled 649cc vertical twin works its magic with help from a digital fuel injection system featuring 38mm throttle bodies and sub-throttle assemblies for optimum response and precise fueling. The ultra-narrow engine produces substantial power with plenty of character especially down low and in the mid-range from an impressive array of technology, including double overhead camshafts acting on eight lightweight valves. Lightweight pistons run in plated, linerless cylinders, while a 180-degree crank assembly coupled with a balancer shaft maintains a surprising level of engine smoothness.
This has always been a brilliant streetbike engine torquey, smooth, and blessed with impressive top end performance, yet enough satisfying low- and mid-range oomph to please novices and experts alike. But this year its even better thanks to key exhaust system changes, including a header-section connector pipe and a three-chamber muffler design. The high-rpm rush remains, but Kawasaki engineers have pushed additional power down into the mid-range zone, which results in even more all-around usability and in-town responsiveness. Figure in the Ninja 650 engines estimated 50-mpg* fuel economy, precise fuel injection and its pleasing twin-cylinder throb, and youre looking at what just might be the most flexible and satisfying streetbike engine on the planet.
Folks watching you ride by will see a sleeker and more aggressively styled motorcycle, as well. The all-new bodywork is more sharply defined and more like our race-winning supersport machines, with flowing lines and a tapered brow that blends nicely with the rest of the bike. The new body parts make the 2012 Ninja 650 more slippery from an aerodynamic standpoint, while an adjustable, 3-position windscreen allows riders to tailor the cockpits still-air cocoon for maximum riding comfort. Engine heat is routed rearward more effectively than before, as well, further adding to the comfort level.