It is pretty safe to say that the Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS is one of the best motorcycles in its class. It is fitted with the latest technologies in the business and delivers superior ride and handling performances both on the street and on the track.

The motorcycle is propelled by a 649 cc, four stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 649 cc. The engine is fueled by a 4.2 gallons fuel tank and its power is transferred to the ground my means of a six speed transmission.

The bike is also equipped with ABS brakes, Digital Fuel Injection (DFI), double-pipe perimeter frame and easy-to-read analog and digital instrumentation.

The motorcycle is offered with a starting price of $7,599.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS.

  • 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin
  • Transmission:
  • Energy:
    Digital Fuel Injection (DFI)
  • Displacement:
    649 cc
  • Top Speed:
    118 mph (Est.)
  • Price:


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Passion and Performance Meet Practicality

The Kawasaki Ninja® 650 ABS is one of those rare sportbikes that encapsulates the passion and performance of a modern sportbike while also delivering the efficiency and agility of an urban commuter. Yet its overall ability shouldn’t be underestimated. Ninja 650-based race bikes have been successful in flat-track racing against larger displacement V-Twin motorcycles, proving both the performance and durability of the parallel-twin Ninja 650 engine.

Equipped with performance hardware such as ABS brakes, a 649cc engine with Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®), double-pipe perimeter frame and stylish Ninja bodywork, the motorcycle can hold its own on the racetrack or when canyon carving. It also has a practical side, with its easy-to-read analog and digital instrumentation, responsive power delivery and a comfortable tapered seat designed to accommodate shorter riders. With its combination of performance and practicality, it is no wonder the Ninja 650 ABS is popular for everything from track days to bike nights.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS Key Features:

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• ABS brakes (where fitted) offer excellent performance and enhanced confidence in adverse conditions
• Double-pipe perimeter frame offers balanced rigidity and a low seat height
• Double-pipe swingarm assembly offers excellent rigidity and maximum style
• Sharp, stylish sportbike bodywork features excellent engine-heat dissipation
• 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 for information at-a-glance
• Two-piece seat assembly features thick, wide foam for optimum rider and passenger comfort. It is sculpted at the front so it does not interfere with the rider’s reach to the ground
• Easy-to-pull clutch lever design reduces fatigue and provides smooth engagement

2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS Features and Benefits:

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649cc Parallel-Twin Engine

• Liquid-cooled, DOHC, eight-valve fuel-injected twin cylinder engine delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the low-range to mid-range RPM
• Strong mid-range power produces exceptional roll-on response and impressive passing performance, to help make commuting enjoyable
• A 180-degree crankshaft-driven balancer shaft minimizes vibration and doubles as the water pump drive
• Oil jets on the connecting rod big-ends spray oil on the underside of the pistons to aid cooling
• Lightweight plug-mounted ignition coils deliver a hot spark and save space
• High-capacity radiator for optimum cooling efficiency
• Engine coolant travels directly to the engine cases, following internal passages to the cylinder and head for minimum external plumbing and a simplified cooling system

Digital Fuel Injection (DFI)

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• Digital Fuel Injection settings boost bottom-end power while letting the engine rev freely
• 38mm Keihin throttle bodies use sub-throttle valve for optimum performance and rideability
• Located behind the main throttle valves, the sub-throttle valves are controlled by the DFI’s ECU for precise response
• Auto fast-idle system simplifies cold starts and helps ensure the catalyzer reaches working temperature quickly
• Lightweight fuel pump is mounted inside the fuel tank

Compact Engine Design

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• Powerful twin-cylinder engine is very compact, which helps reduce the dimensions of the entire motorcycle and allows use of a slim double-pipe perimeter frame
• Triangular setup of the crankshaft and transmission shafts makes the engine dimensionally short front-to-back
• Transmission input shaft, output shaft and gear-change drum are contained in a cassette-style package that allows a compact layout
• Semi-dry sump design reduces engine height
• Plated, liner-less aluminum cylinders with a narrow cylinder pitch keep the engine light and slim

Low Emissions

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• Efficient fuel injection and a three-way catalyzer inside the exhaust produce very low emissions, able to pass stringent Euro III emissions regulations
• 300-cell catalyzer is compact and light

Vibration Control

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• Rubber-mounted seat, handlebar and footpegs (rider’s and passenger’s) damp vibration for added comfort
• 180-degree crankshaft-driven balancer shaft minimizes vibration and doubles as the water pump drive

ABS Disc Brakes (Ninja 650 ABS model only)

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• ABS brakes assist braking under certain conditions
• Compact, lightweight ABS unit is highly effective
• Twin 300mm petal-shaped front brake discs with twin-piston calipers, single 220mm rear petal-shaped disc with single-piston caliper delivers plenty of braking power
• Petal-shape design offers improved cooling and warp resistance

Rigid Double-Pipe Perimeter Frame

• Slim, low, lightweight, rigid and compact frame design is narrow at the knees and footpegs for rider comfort and control
• The strong steel perimeter frame offers optimum rigidity
• Optimized frame rigidity is achieved through extensive computer analysis, translating into superb handling
• The frame and swingarm designs flow together aesthetically, and work with the suspension components to offer maximum wheel control
• Short front-to-back engine dimensions allow for a longer swingarm and a shorter wheelbase, which contributes to the Ninja 650’s light and nimble handling
• Under-engine muffler placement aids mass centralization and yields a low center of gravity
• Clean frame welds highlight the overall quality and attention to detail

Stylish Twin-Tube Swingarm

• Tuned to complement the frame’s flex and rigidity characteristics
• Gull-wing shape on the right side allows clearance for aggressive muffler design


• 41mm front fork and lay-down rear shock with preload adjustment were tuned to offer optimum ride comfort without sacrificing wheel control during sport riding

Comfortable, Confidence-Inspiring Ergonomics

• A wide handlebar, two-piece seat and optimal footpeg placement result in a comfortable, sporty seating position which suits a wide range of riders
• Backbone-style subframe offers a low seat height and a narrow footpeg placement for precise feel and excellent comfort, also making it easier for riders to reach to the ground
• The offset single-shock rear suspension layout, along with a small battery, contribute to the low seat height
• This low seat height and slim overall design make it easier to plant both feet firmly on the ground when stopped

Sleek, Supersport-Inspired Bodywork

• A dual headlight design within the fairing’s angular upper section features multi-reflector bulb hoods and twin position lights – like its Ninja supersport brethren
• A three-way adjustable windscreen helps to deflect air away from the rider, reducing wind buffeting at higher speeds
• Large capacity fuel tank meshes perfectly with the aggressive fairing design
• Distinctive Ninja supersport design elements enhance the Ninja 650’s sporty image and compact appearance
• Integrated front turn signals feature clear lenses and amber bulbs
• A sleek tail cowl featuring a bright LED tail light accentuates the bodywork’s radical appearance
• Inner rear fender helps keep the underside of the tail section clean
• Turn signals also function as flashing hazard lights
• The front fender minimizes water splash, while its shape matches the bodywork styling
• Supersport-style mirrors—like those on the Kawasaki ZX™-10R and ZX-6R – accentuate the aggressive styling

Six-Spoke Aluminum Wheels

• Attractive six-spoke supersport-style wheels augment the bike’s lightweight look and reduce unsprung weight for good suspension action


• Multi-function instrumentation includes a fuel gauge, digital speedometer, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, Economical Riding Indicator (ECO), plus an analog tachometer, fuel range, average fuel consumption and instant fuel consumption
• Clock and trip meter can be viewed simultaneously
• Easy-to-read LCD screen offers information at-a-glance on a variety of systems
• Ignition switch is located at the top of the tank assembly, which gives a clear view to the Ninja 650’s instruments

Kawasaki Genuine Accessories

• Available through Kawasaki dealers
• Including rear seat cowl, different windshields, tank bag, top cases, motorcycle covers and more


Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83 x 60mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Injection Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission Six-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive O-ring chain
Rake/Trail 25-degrees / 4.3 in
Wheelbase 54.5 in.
Frame Type Twin-tube perimeter design, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Single offset lay-down shock with adjustable spring preload / 5.1 in
Front Tire 120/70x17 Dunlop Roadsmart II
Rear Tire 160/60x17 Dunlop Roadsmart II
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-type discs and two-piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 220mm petal-type disc and single-piston caliper
Overall length 83.1 in
Overall width 30.3 in.
Overall height 46.5 in
Seat Height 31.7 in
Curb Weight 460.8 lbs
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Color Choices Candy Lime Green / Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black, Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plan (optional) 12, 24, 36, 48 months
Price $7,599
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