The Kawasaki Ninja 650R has already been launched by Bajaj Auto. No sooner did the launch take place, then Bajaj Auto came to know that the bike is performing exceptionally well in the market. It has given a good fight to Hyosung GT650R, one of its fierce competitors. One of the reasons could be that the bike was already Rs. 40,000 cheaper than Hyosung GT650R.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650R got a warm welcome from almost every quarter of the country. Now, keeping the success in mind, Bajaj Auto is aiming at a new 2012 version of the bike. The bike will be a revamped one, though. However, the only downside will be the price tag. The bike makers are likely to raise the price tag by Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 40,000.
Let have a look at what the changes bike lover are expected to see in the next year’s version. Of course, the 2012 bike will not come without some modifications. The noticeable changes will be in the front end where there will be a new fuel tank. The tail end will also be a new one and there will be redesigned seats to give better comfort all the way.
The twin spar frame is designed to give more power output. It runs right from the steering down to the swingarm while encircling the motor with the twin beams. The new addition to the host of these features is the windscreen. These changes should be sufficient to attract the customers.
But as far as the engine capacity is concerned, the 2012 version of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R will come with the same old engine – the 650cc engine. It will be able to generate a high power of 74 Bhp and a top torque of 60.5 Nm. however; efforts from the company are on to increase the power output as well as the torque.
Taking into account the innumerable features the 2012 bike holds, it is but natural to have a price tag with Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000 more than its previous one. The new bikes are being manufactured at the company’s Chakan plant near Pune.