2021 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. The 2021 model includes a host of features; superb comfort, TFT colour instrumentation, smartphone connectivity, LED lighting, Dunlop Tyres and ABS.

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, delivers the thrills with a perfected trellis frame design for agile handling and maneuverability.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ninja Styling

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

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TFT Colour Display

TFT color instrumentation and Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity add high-tech elements to the ride and allow you to connect to the Ninja 650 motorcycle like never before.


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.

The Ninja 650L is also available in Pearl Nightshade Teal in 2021. Click the image to view this colour.

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Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm³
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Valve SystemDOHC 4 valve
Fuel SystemFuel injection: ø36 mm x 2
Transmission6-speed, return
Suspension - frontø41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension - rearHorizontal Back-link with adjustable preload
Wheel travel - f/r125mm/130mm
Ground Clearance130mm
Brakes - frontDual semi-floating ø300 mm petal disc with dual piston caliper
Brakes - rearSingle ø220 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Wheel Size Front/Rear120/70ZR17 (58W)
Tyre Size Front/Rear160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
L x W x H2,055 x 740 x 1,145 mm
Seat height790mm
Fuel capacity15 Litres
Curb Mass192Kg
Max Power37.8 kW {51 PS] / 6,500 min
Max Torque59.0 N-m {6.0 kgf-m} / 6,500 min
ColourMetallic Graphite Gray with Metallic Spark Black
Warranty24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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