For 2011, Kawasaki’s Ninja 650R, also known as the ER-6f will receive new colors and graphics. The bike will be available in Metallic Spark Black / Flat Super Black and in Candy Burnt Orange / Flat Super Black. Technically, the bike got no major updates. The 650R is powered by a 8-valve 649cc parallel twin engine which delivers 72hp and 66 Nm of torque. The 650R offers serious low-end grunt boosted by digital fuel injection, light weight, and a beautiful chassis that will keep riders smiling from ear to ear whether they’re riding in the canyons or commuting on city streets.
Its carefully tuned suspension complete with distinctive side-mounted shock, triple petal disc brakes and light weight make this bike a serious presence in the middle of the Ninja line. This spirited sportbike’s frame, swingarm and suspension are all designed for minimal vibration and light, quick handling. Rubber upper-rear engine mounts in the signature trellis frame, and rubber-insulated handlebar mounts result in low vibration, for all-day comfort along with great handling. Rider and passenger footpegs are also rubber coated to reduce the amount of vibration transferred to the rider. The natural riding position and ergonomics are enhanced by a slim, low seat which makes reaching the ground easy for increased confidence.