2020 NINJA 650L


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Maintaining the “Fun, Style, Easy” concept, the superbly balanced and extremely exciting Ninja 650L features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with a strong low-mid range focus
and a lightweight chassis in a slim, middleweight package.

A Learner Approved 650cc motorcycle to take you through your Learner and Provisional licensing in style and with confidence.

Parallel-Twin Engine

The Parallel Twin engine has strong low-mid range performance and excellent fuel economy. Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm³ Parallel Twin with fuel injection delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges. 

Assist & Slipper Clutch

The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam), offering new functions not available on a standard clutch. The means a light clutch lever pull and assists in prevention of the rear tyre hopping and skidding.

Cool Riding

The radiator fan cover directs hot air down and away from the rider, increasing comfort when riding is traffic. Redirecting the heated air helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler.

Trellis Frame

The frame weighs only 15 kg and contributes to the bike’s light, nimble handling. The lines of the frame were made as straight as possible, and when bends were necessary their angles were made as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well. Kawasaki's new in-house analysis technology was used to precisely determine the necessary pipe diameter, length and wall thickness to deliver the ideal lateral and torsional rigidity.

Telescopic Forks

41 mm telescopic front forks handles the suspension duties up front.

Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers a progressive character. It delivers a balance of sporty performance and ride comfort. 

Front Brakes

Dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes deliver plenty of braking power. Dual-piston front calipers, master cylinder and brake pads offer superb brake touch. All Ninja 650 are fitted with front and rear ABS. 

Rear Brake

The rear 220 mm diameter petal disc brake combines with the dual front petal disc brakes to enhances the overall braking performance and sporty appearance.

Stylish 5-Spoke Wheels

Stylish star-pattern 5-spoke wheels contribute to light weight, while their high rigidity benefits handling. Silica-blend tyres offer both wet-weather performance and reduced rolling resistance, which contributes to the excellent fuel economy.


The low seat (790mm) and the bike's overall design ensure it is easy to reach the ground. Separate, raised handlebars mounted to the upper triple clamp offer control and comfort. Low vibration transmitted through the handle grips. 

Narrow Seat

Footpeg position offers a relaxed knee bend, contributing to rider comfort. The narrow frame and engine create a narrow overall package, allowing the rider to keep his or her knees and feet close together. Sporty front seat is slim at the front, facilitating the rider’s reach to the ground.

Slim Fuel Tank

Slim fuel tank is positioned low in the chassis. In addition to contributing to the light, dynamic styling, the shape is easy to grip with the knees. 

Ninja Styling

Aggressive upper cowl design inspired by Ninja supersport models exudes sportiness and contributes to a strong Ninja family identity.

* Action images below show model not sold in Australia.*

TFT Colour Display

The new 4.3” all digital TFT colour instrumentation – a Kawasaki first in the 650cc class – gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.


Fairings use black pieces to draw the eye in a horizontal line, emphasising the length of the bike to strengthen its supersport image. Compact front turn signals are built into the fairings. Slim lower fairings add to the Ninja style. Elegantly sculpted mirrors for excellent visibility.

Back End

A Compact, upswept tail. Slim rear seat and under-seat storage.. LED taillights form "X" pattern when activated. Luggage hooks are built into the passenger footpeg stays, providing convenient tie-down points.

2020 Ninja 650

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