2006 Kawasaki Ninja® 650R
Ninja 650r good bikeBy (I am an Owner) on Jan 20, 2009
Its a fun bike that will do everything you want it to do but is very manageable for a beginner. The throttle is sensitive but if you get on it, it will go. It is pretty fuel efficient for a 650 with about 50mpg. I have not had any mechanical issues with the bike and I think Kawasaki bikes are generally ... pretty reliable.
Good MachineBy (I am an Owner) on Sep 27, 2008
The bike drives solid on the freeway over unevenly paved road even on 100 mph. You never lack power at any speed. The clutch has a adjustable knob for small or large hands. I have a small hand so it saves me pain. The gear sticks a little at low speed but at high speed no problem. It has fuel ... injection which is great because you don't have to bother with the choke. It handles well and is a well build bike. The brakes appear adequate. The muffler is nicely tucked under so you don't have to worry about leg burn. I wish the bike had a display for what gear you are on and a fuel gauge and a more solid helmut lock clip instead of a cable.