The middleweight sport category is one of the most hotly contested segments in the motorcycle industry. Situated as motorcycles capable of doing a little bit of everything, from fun in the canyons, commuting, and even the occasional visit to the racetrack, bikes such as the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 need to be as versatile as they are financially accessible. In 2020, Kawasaki’s loveable Ninja 650 receives a healthy visual update, as well as new electronic technology, while still riding high on the complete mechanical redesign delivered in 2017. The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is looking sharp in the New Year with inspiration taken from the Ninja ZX-10R superbike. We don’t have to dive too far into the history books to see that middleweight machines were often left in the cold when it came to alluring, sporty styling. Kawasaki has taken another good dose of artistic direction from the ZX-10R, by widening the upper fairing and increasing the slanted profile of the nose section, creating a much sharper, assertive appearance. The windscreen has been lowered slightly and is now integrated into the fairing itself, creating a much more streamlined mien. The Ninja 650 is moving on up to the Eastside with its 4.3-inch color TFT display. In a first for the Japanese middleweights, Kawasaki has bestowed the coveted TFT display on the Ninja 650 that is clear, functional, and adjusts brightness automatically, allowing riders to stay continuously informed. The pronounced gear-position indicator, tachometer, and speedometer are incredibly easy to read while also looking quite dashing. Owners can also switch between white and black backgrounds. All in all, it’s a nice little piece of kit. Further, the inclusion of a TFT display has opened the door for new technology. Between the low saddle height and slim chassis, the Ninja 650 is wonderful for riders with shorter inseams. The liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-twin is just as grind inducing as it ever. Packing a perfect amount of punch for the street, the perky powerplant delivers a healthy serving of low-end torque and mid-range that will have you darting around the city streets with ease. Better yet, Ninja 650 has some top-end lung capacity to keep things fun when you get out on the twisty bits of highway and need whack that crisp throttle open. It offers the kind of power that isn’t overwhelming for newly licensed riders, while also giving something intermediate riders can truly sink their teeth into. Advanced riders will laugh maniacally at the spunky performance on tap. There’s a hint of buzz through the footpegs if you keep it pegged near redline, but with its peak torque available at 6500 rpm, you’ll rarely be rattling your fillings. This one is super clean with only 2,864 Miles on it!!!
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