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2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition Guide

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition
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2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition: SPORTY, VERSATILE & FUN.

Introducing the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition…

With sleek, angular bodywork draped over a light weight, sporty trellis frame and responsive parallel twin engine, the Ninja 650 delivers uncompromising middleweight Ninja motorcycle performance and style while maintaining everyday versatility

Kawasaki is no stranger to the pursuit of performance, excitement, and all-out fun, and the 2024 Ninja 650 motorcycle delivers on all counts. It’s a well-balanced motorcycle blending fun and easy handling with optimal engine and chassis performance, and the legendary sleek Kawasaki Ninja styling.

The Ninja 650 features the beloved 649cc parallel-twin engine that is perfect for a daily commute or an afternoon out on tight, winding back roads. Its lightweight chassis delivers smooth and agile handling that is both sporty and versatile. The sharp styling found on the Ninja 650 gives it a sporty appearance that is sure to catch the attention of new and seasoned riders alike. Its 4.3” all-digital TFT color instrumentation provides a premium feel and offers full color for great visibility. Twin LED headlights feature low and high beams as well as a position lamp. Utilizing its Smartphone Connectivity through RIDEOLOGY THE APP, a number of functions can be accessed, logged, and reviewed contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

Last year, the Ninja 650 received Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system that provides both enhanced sport riding performance and peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence. The system allows riders to select between three modes to suit their riding situation and preference. Mode 1 is the least intrusive, helping to manage traction during cornering and designed with sport riding in mind. This mode facilitates acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier, meaning when excessive wheel spin is detected the engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained. This helps riders navigate wet pavement or bad stretches of road. Additionally, riders may elect to turn the system off.

For those looking for a middleweight sport bike, look no further than the Kawasaki Ninja 650 as it returns to the 2024 Kawasaki sport motorcycle lineup following the addition of Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) in 2023.

 

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Built to embody Ninja sportbike lineage, the Ninja 650 motorcycle comes packed with a sporty 649cc engine, next-level technology and sharp styling. Unmistakable sport performance is met with an upright riding position for exciting daily commutes, while a supreme level of attitude reminds you of its legendary heritage.

FEATURING:

  • SHARP NINJA STYLING
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL (KTRC) WITH 2-MODES
  • TFT COLOR INSTRUMENTATION
  • BLUETOOTH SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY VIA RIDEOLOGY THE APP
  • Twin LED headlights
  • Flush-fit windshield and upper cowl
  • Comfortable passenger seat
  • Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires
  • Available with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Kawasaki Genuine Accessories (sold separately)

ADDITIONAL VEHICLE FEATURES:

  • Twin LED headlights
  • Flush-fit windshield and upper cowl
  • Comfortable passenger seat
  • Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires
  • Kawasaki Genuine Accessories (sold separately)
  • Exclusive Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) color & graphics

 

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE
649cc Twin-Cylinder, DOHC Engine
• Tuned to deliver strong, responsive power for performance that favors everyday riding and inspires confidence in newer riders, yet is spirited enough for sport riding.
• Camshaft profiles are tuned for quick response and performance.
• Slim intake port shape also helps boost engine response and performance.
• Airbox design with a single large inlet contributes to the power feeling.
• Exhaust system has a short header and the sleek muffler’s internal construction further enhances power delivery. Muffler is mounted below the engine to help lower the center of gravity and aid weight centralization.
• Kawasaki Air Management System(KP) (KAMS) radiator fan cover helps direct hot engine air down to the ground and away from the rider.
• Compact parallel twin engine helps reduce the dimensions of the entire motorcycle to keep it small and nimble.
• 180-degree crankshaft plus balancer shaft for extremely smooth engine operation.
• Triangular crank and transmission shaft layout makes the engine very short from front to back, a semi-dry sump(KP) oil system reduces overall engine height, while the narrow pitch of the chrome composite(KP) plated aluminum cylinders helps reduce engine width.

Digital Fuel Injection(KP)
• Fuel injection settings provide smooth low end response while contributing to the engine‘s quick-revving character.
• Throttle body diameter is 36mm and utilizes fine atomizing injectors to further enhance engine response and low-to-mid-range power.
• The throttle bodies feature sub-throttle valves(KP) for optimum performance and rideability. The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valves, are controlled by the ECU so that the EFI system has more precise throttle response, similar to a constant-velocity carburetor.
• Precise fuel injection plus exhaust catalyzer significantly reduce emissions.
• Automatic fast idle system makes starting and warm-up easy.
• Includes Positive Neutral Finder, a Kawasaki exclusive user-friendly feature.

2-Mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) (KP)
• Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and reassurance under certain conditions to allow riders to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence. Two modes allow riders to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference.
– Mode 1, the least intrusive, helps to manage traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, it facilitates acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel.
• – In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier. When excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, challenging patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement,
cobblestone, gravel) with confidence.
– A switch on the left switch housing gives the rider the option to turn the system off. KTRC is always on when the engine is started.

CHASSIS

Frame

• High-tensile steel trellis frame has optimized dimensions and wall thicknesses to significantly reduce frame weight and contribute to extremely light handling.
• Frame components follow the ideal pipe line so that the lines of the frame are as straight as possible. When bends were necessary their angles were as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well.
• Three-point rigidly mounted engine and footpeg stays are used as stressed members to contribute to weight reduction.

Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension(KP) • Horizontal Back-link progressive suspension system like that found on the Ninja ZX™-10R optimizes
balance, sport riding potential and ride comfort.
• The linkage is placed atop the swingarm and helps make room for the under-engine muffler for better mass centralization.
• Rear shock is further away from the exhaust so that its operation will not be affected by exhaust heat.
• Gull-wing swingarm uses hollow press construction that helps keep it light.

41mm Front Fork

• Upper triple clamp has stylish reinforcing ribs on the upper surface to enhance appearance.

Triple Petal Design Brake Discs

• Nissin brake calipers provide excellent brake feel and control and project a sporty image.
• Front brake calipers grip dual 300mm petal discs and have big 27mm pistons for excellent brake feel.
• Petal design offers great cooling and warp resistance.

Available ABS

• Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) helps assist braking under certain conditions.
• Bosch 9.1M control unit provides precise electronic management and is compact to save space and weight.

 

ERGONOMICS

Wheels and Tires
• Sporty five-spoke wheel design has a light, nimble appearance.
• Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires contribute to light handling.

Confidence-Inspiring Cockpit
• Separate, clip-on style handlebar mounts atop the upper triple clamp are positioned slightly forward for an aggressive sport riding position. However, the leg position is opened up by placing the footpegs low and forward to help maintain comfort.
• The seat is low and slim at the front to make it easier for the rider to place both feet on the ground at a stop.
• The fuel tank is positioned low on the chassis and its slim design further facilitates the reach to the ground for added rider confidence. A resin design fuel cap eliminates the presence of mounting bolts for a stylish design.
• 5-way adjustable brake and clutch levers accommodate a variety of hand sizes for increased comfort and control.

TFT Color Instrumentation
• All-digital 4.3-inch TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance.
• TFT delivers a high level of visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.
• Display functions include: digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder and the Kawasaki Economical Riding Indicator.
• Bluetooth chip allows connection to smartphone and RIDEOLOGY THE APP Smartphone Connectivity†
†Do not operate smartphone while riding
• A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

Available functions:
– Vehicle Info: information such as fuel gauge, odometer, maintenance schedule, etc can be viewed via the smartphone.
– Riding Log: GPS route information as well as vehicle running information can be logged and viewed via the smartphone.
– Telephone notices: when a call or mail is received by the smartphone, this is indicated on the instrument display.
– General Settings: general instrument display settings (such as preferred units, date, date format, etc) can be adjusted via the smartphone.
• Once vehicle information has been downloaded to the app, it can be viewed on the smartphone. Available information includes: odometer, trip A, trip B, fuel gauge, remaining range, average gas mileage, average speed, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, etc.
• Detailed riding logs including GPS information and vehicle running information can be recorded. While riding, the app tracks vehicle speed, rpm, gear position, current mileage, and coolant temperature from moment to moment. Once the riding log has been paired, riders can review these items in a graphic-style display at any point along the route. The app can also display a ride summary, with information that may include: route travelled, total distance, total time, gas mileage (best/average), speed (best/average). For either display mode, riders can select which items are displayed, and can arrange them in their preferred order.
• When riding with the app ON the bike and smartphone are always connected. When the engine is turned off, the latest riding information stored by the app may be viewed on the smartphone.

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $10,099 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ TBA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

POWER
Engine 4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid cooled
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0mm.
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System DFI with dual 36mm. Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), ABS

POWER
Engine 4-stroke, Parallel Twin, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid cooled
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0mm.
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System DFI with dual 36mm. Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), ABS

PERFORMANCE
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm. hydraulic telescopic fork/4.9 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload/5.1 in.
Front Tire 120/70×17
Rear Tire 160/60×17
Front Brakes Dual 300mm. petal-type discs and 2-piston calipers and ABS
Rear Brakes Single 220mm. petal-type disc and single-piston caliper and ABS

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

POWER
Engine 649cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 8-valve parallel twin
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø36 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

PERFORMANCE
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø41 mm telescopic fork / 125 mm (4.9 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link, single-shock with adjustable spring preload / 130 mm (5.1 in)
Rake / Trail 24.0° / 100 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 32° / 32°
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs with dual-piston calipers
Rear Brake ø220 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

DETAILS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,055 x 740 x 1,145 mm (80.9 x 29.1 x 45.1 in)
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Road Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
Seat Height 790 mm (31.1 in)
Curb Mass** 192 kg (423 lb)
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Instrumentation Full-colour TFT screen with digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, and Economical Riding Indicator
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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