New Kawasaki 2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition for sale in Cairns

2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition

Light. Nimble. Exciting and Easy to Ride

Superbly balanced and extremely exciting, the new 2017 Ninja 650L features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with a strong low-mid range focus and a remarkably lightweight chassis in a slim, middleweight package. Supersport-like nimble handling, direct feel and strong acceleration are complemented by easy-to-manage power delivery and rider-friendly manoeuvrability, offering an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility sure to satisfy everyone from new to more experienced riders. Sharp styling strengthens its Ninja family image, reflecting its highly evocative character.

New 2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition
2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition Parallel-Twin Engine Tuned for Low-Mid Range Power and Torque

Parallel-Twin Engine Tuned for Low-Mid Range Power and Torque

Exciting Parallel Twin engine offers quick response, 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. The strong low-end focus lends itself to sporty riding, but also translates to rider-friendly power characteristic that facilitate control and inspire confidence in new riders. Performance and feel were optimised for the mid-range (3,000-6,000 min-1). However, in the low-rpm range (below 3,000 min-1) power delivery is very smooth, and even above 6,000 min-1 power and torque curves continue on without dropping off suddenly. The above settings result in a performance that favours speeds most used in everyday riding. Corner pick-up is excellent: the powerful mid-range delivers a satisfying surge of acceleration and the flat, step-free torque curve and smooth engine response let riders open the throttle with confidence - at any rpm.

2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition All-new Trellis Frame

All-new Trellis Frame

One of the key components to realising the new Ninja 650L’s lighter weight (noticeable as soon as the bike is lifted off its side-stand), the all-new frame weighs only 15 kg and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling. Components of the high-tensile steel trellis frame follow the ideal pipe line. The lines of the frame were made as straight as possible, and when bends were necessary their angles were made as small as possible, resulting in a design that disperses stress extremely well. Kawasaki's new in-house analysis technology was used to precisely determine the necessary pipe diameter, length and wall thickness to deliver the ideal lateral and torsional rigidity. This allowed unnecessary material to be trimmed, resulting in an extremely lightweight frame: a key to the new Ninja 650’s light, nimble handling.

2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition Relaxed, Sporty Ergonomics

Relaxed, Sporty Ergonomics

The Ninja 650's upright position (compared to supersport models) and fine-tuned rider triangle offer both control and comfort. Thanks to the low seat and the bike's overall designs it's easy to keep both feet firmly on the ground when stopped, an important consideration for many riders. 790 mm seat height accommodates riders spanning a wide range of heights, enabling them to ride with confidence. Separate, raised handlebars mounted to the upper triple clamp contribute to the bike's sporty looks. Offering both control and comfort, they put the rider in a good position for sport riding. Mounting clamp for the handlebars is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration transmitted through the handle grips. Stylish upper triple clamp features strength-reinforcing ribs on its upper surface. Its optimised rigidity contributes to the bike's light, natural handling, while adding an elegant touch to the cockpit area.

2017 Ninja 650L KRT Edition Sharp Ninja Styling

Sharp Ninja Styling

Sleek bodywork includes a sharp front cowl with a strong resemblance to Kawasaki’s Ninja supersport models. The aggressive visage is complemented by slim, close-fitting bodywork designed to give the bike a light, nimble image that reflects its sporty performance. Aggresive upper cowl design inspired by Ninja supersport models exudes sportiness and contributes to a strong Ninja family identity.

Technical specs


Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Displacement: 649 cm³

Bore and Stroke: 83.0 x 60.0 mm

Compression ratio: 10.8:1

Valve system: DOHC, 8 valves

Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)

Ignition: Digital

Starting: Electric

Lubrication: Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump


Transmission: 6-speed, return

Final drive: Sealed Chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual


Type: Perimeter, high-tensile steel

Wheel travel: Front: 125 mm / Rear: 130 mm


Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)


Front: 41 mm telescopic fork

Rear: Horizontal Back-link with adjustable preload


Front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs

Caliper: Dual piston with ABS

Rear: Single 220 mm petal disc

Caliper: Single-piston with ABS


Overall length: 2,055 mm

Overall width: 740 mm

Overall height: 1,135 mm

Wheelbase: 1,410 mm

Ground clearance: 130 mm

Seat height: 790 mm

Curb mass: 192 kg

Fuel capacity: 15 L


Maximum power: 50.2 kW (FP) / 37.8 kW (LAMS) 8,000 rpm

Maximum torque: 65.7.0 N-m (FP) / 59.0 N-m (LAMS) 6,500 rpm


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