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Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 650

Published: 18 November 2018

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The Kawasaki Ninja 650 replaced the ER-6f as the firm’s supertwin offering in 2017. Aimed at newer riders and commuters, the Ninja uses a manageable, 67bhp parallel-twin engine wrapped in a sporty, faired package.

Despite its budget price (£6,449 for a new one), it feels solid and well-put-together. It’s light and nimble which makes it incredibly good fun to flick around and the engine pulls from anywhere above 4000rpm in the rev range.

If you plan on doing a lot of trackdays, the Kawasaki ZX-6R would be the Kwak to go for, but the Ninja 650 is arguably more fun on the road, not to mention safer for your licence.

What the seller says

"With its new trellis style frame, twin-cylinder water-cooled engine, low seat height and distinct Ninja personality the new Ninja 650 is a stylish and practical answer to the needs of a growing European audience.

"Appealing to those new to two wheels or moving from either a smaller or larger capacity machine, the Ninja 650 offers both sporting performance and weekday in-town versatility."

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