2019 NINJA 650L


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Fun and Easy-to-Ride

The Ninja 650L ABS is superbly balanced for easy riding.  The parallel twin cylinder engine performance adds to the fun of twisting the throttle.

A slim frame and seat offer comfort and light handling.  The Ninja family styling, featuring wind-tunnel derived bodylines, is complemented by an adjustable windscreen.

Equally at home in the city, on the highway or twisting through the hills, the Ninja 650L ABS is perfect choice for all riders. 

FUN with Ride Excitement - Key Features

  • ABS brakes offer excellent performance and enhanced confidence in adverse conditions
  • Twin-pipe perimeter frame offers balanced rigidity and a low seat height
  • Twin-pipe swingarm assembly offers excellent rigidity and maximum style
  • Sharp, stylish sportbike bodywork features excellent engine-heat dissipation and looks that identify with Kawasaki’s flagship Ninja ZX-14R
  • Front and rear suspension settings and wheel travel are tuned to offer ride comfort with excellent compliance in varying situations
  • Instrument cluster features an analog tachometer and a digital readout module for easy information at-a-glance
  • Two-piece seat assembly features thick and wide foam for optimum rider and passenger comfort but is sculpted at the front so it does not interfere with the rider’s reach to the ground
  • Easy-pull clutch design reduces fatigue and provides smooth engagement

Engine Performance

​The Ninja 650L’s Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm³ Parallel Twin with fuel injection delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges. The engine has been tuned for rider-friendly power characteristics that will inspire confidence in new riders. The 2016 model (compared to the 2013 model) features a 4kW increase in max power - to 39kW - for improved performance in a LAMS category model.

The engine’s excellent mid-range power characteristics make the bike especially fun to ride at medium speeds on city streets. Roll-on response is exceptional, offering impressive passing performance.

Chassis and Suspension

A double pipe perimeter style frame is combined with a backbone style rear swingarm desing for a slim, light, nimble handling motorcycle.

The slim backbone allows elements to be positioned closer to the centreline of the bike.  A short wheelbase and tight turning radius contribute to the Ninja 650L ABS high manoeuvrability.

The offset rear single shock suspension (with a green spring) flows smoothly from the frame to the swingarm.  Following the lines of the frame and rear shock, the swingarm also features the double pipe design.

The 41mm front forks give the whole bike a compliant ride.

ABS Brakes

Dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes and 220 mm rear petal disc combined with front and rear ABS braking deliver plenty of reassuring braking performance.

Triple petal disc brakes look great and deliver plenty of stopping power combined with the twin piston front brake calipers.

A compact new ABS unit has more advanced processor that enables precise ABS control.

Attractive 6 spoke wheels give the bike a light look while reducing the unsprung weight.

Digital Fuel Injection

The DFI settings boost the engine’s bottom-end power while letting it rev more quickly. The sub-throttle valve equipped 38mm Keihin throttle bodies offer optimum performance and rideability.

Located behind the main throttle valves, the sub-throttles are controlled by the DFI system’s ECU for a precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburettor.

Slim Line Exhaust

​Tucked away under the engine is the stylish exhaust for the Ninja 650L ABS.  The under engine muffler with large volume internal construction delivers smooth torque in the everyday range below 7,000rpm.  The increased performance facilitates control at lower rpm and contributes to the enhanced enjoyment of the Ninja 650L.

On the header pipes there is a connector tube joining the pipes to help eliminate peaks and valleys in the torque curve, resulting in smoother power delivery.

Comfort for Rider and Pillion

The front seat is this at the top edge and thanks to the new rear frame design the plastic seat base construction enables much thicker cushioning throughout.

Thanks to the low seat height and slim overall design, it’s easy to keep both feet firmly on the ground when stopped, an important consideration for many riders.

Rider Friendly Ergonomics

The riding position was specially designed to inspire rider confidence. An idela relationship between the handlebars, seat and footpegs reqults in a comfortable and natural position suitable for a wide range of riders.

The wide handle bars offers more room on the bike for larger riders.

The suspension settings contribute to increase in rider comfort and redustion in fatigue.

The handlebars are rubber mounted to reduce vibration transmitted through the handle grips.

Footpegs are rubber mounted and both rider and pillion footpegs are rubber coated to further remove vibration.

Ninja Style

The sculpted shape of the multi-reflector headlamp’s bulb hoods is an example of the attention given to detail on this model. The dual headlamp design features twin position lamps.

The large openings in the side of the fairings are not only for the sporty look; they assist with heat dissipation.

Ninja 650 ABS shown in the image above (non-LAMS model)

Wind Protection

​The sporty windscreen is adjustable offering three positions and a total range of 60 mm.

The new bodywork and windscreen offer good wind protection and were designed to minimise head buffeting.

Adjustable Levers

The clutch and the brake lever on the Ninja 650L ABS are position adjustable.  One more way you can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.

The Ninja 650L clutch cable is light to pull in due to the cable being constructed with thinner strands.  This reduces the effort to pull the lever in and increases the feeling in the clutch engagement point.

Multi-function Instrument Display

Stacked instrument cluster features an easier-to-read layout.  Analogue-style tachometer and multi-function dual-window LCD screen use white LED backlights for excellent visibility at night.

In addition to the fuel gauge, digital speedometer, clock, odometer and dual trip meters, new features include: remaining range, average/instant fuel consumption and the Economical Riding Indicator.

Rider Friendly Features

The Ninja 650L ABS is equipped with a number of features that are designed to improve the riding experience.

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