Kawasaki Ninja 650R

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Ninja 650R
Ninja650-2009model.jpg
2009 ER-6f
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called ER-6f, EX-6
Production 2006–
Class Standard[1]
Engine 649 cc (39.6 cu in), liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin with digital fuel injection
Bore / stroke 83.0 mm × 60.0 mm (3.27 in × 2.36 in)
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Transmission 6-speed cassette-style
Suspension Front: 41 mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear: 4.9 in. Single Offset Laydown Shock with Adjustable Spring Preload
Brakes Front: Dual 300 mm Petal Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Rear: Single 220 mm Petal Disc with hydraulic caliper
Tires Front: 120/70-17
Rear: 160/60-17
Rake, trail 24.5°, 102 mm (4.0 in)
Wheelbase 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Dimensions L: 2,100 mm (83 in)
W: 760 mm (30 in)
H: 1,210 mm (48 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in)
Weight 178 kg (392 lb) (dry)
200 kg (440 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 15.5 l (3.4 imp gal; 4.1 US gal)
Related Versys

The Kawasaki Ninja 650R (or ER-6f or EХ-6) is a faired standard motorcycle made by Kawasaki since 2006. The 2012 model drops the R suffix from its name.[2] It is a middleweight, parallel-twin engined motorcycle, designed for normal use on paved roads. They have modern styling and features, with low-seating ergonomics and a low center of gravity. The engine has a 180° crankshaft, resulting in an uneven firing interval of 180° and 540°.

The 650R and faired ER-6f were introduced in 2006. The unfaired ER-6n was not sold in North America until the 2009 model year. The motorcycle fits above the Ninja 250R and Ninja 500R models, which already existed in Kawasaki's sportbike lineup, which includes the Ninja ZX models. For 2009, Kawasaki released an updated Ninja 650R which includes new bodywork, mirrors, gauges, lighting, and a new tune on the same 649 cc (39.6 cu in) engine.

Other versions[edit]

Ninja 650R

In Europe the Ninja 650R is sold as the ER-6f ("f" denoting faired), the "naked" roadster version is sold as the ER-6n. In 2009, Kawasaki introduced the ER-6n in the USA. The ER-6f differs slightly from the Ninja 650R as it features the passenger handlebars as standard (as does the ER-6n). In addition, the option of ABS brakes were made available for both the ER-6n and ER-6f. There is also a derivative of the ER-6 called the Versys which utilizes many of the same component. In many European countries the 6n naked version has proven more popular than the ER-6f; however in other countries, such as Australia, the faired Ninja 650R has proven to be more popular than the un-faired ER-6n, becoming the most popular 'sports-tourer' in the Kawasaki lineup.[3]

Specifications[edit]

Model Year 2006-2008[4] 2009[5]-2011 2012[6]-2014
Engine
Engine Type 649 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin
Bore/Stroke 83.0 mm × 60.0 mm (3.27 in × 2.36 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 10.8:1
Power 71.1 bhp (53.0 kW) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed)[7][verification needed]

64.8 hp (48.3 kW) @ 9,000 rpm (rear wheel)[8]

71 bhp (53 kW) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed)[9][verification needed]
Torque 48.7 lb·ft (66.0 N·m) @ 7,000 rpm (claimed)[7][verification needed]

44.7 lb·ft (60.6 N·m) @ 7,250 rpm (rear wheel)[8]

47 lb·ft (64 N·m) @ 7,000 rpm (claimed)[9][verification needed]
Valve Train DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery Digital fuel injection, 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition Digital CDI
Lubrication System Semi-dry sump, SAE 10W-40
Drivetrain
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Gear Ratios
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

39/16 (2.438)
36/21 (1.714)
32/24 (1.333)
30/27 (1.111)
28/29 (0.966)
23/27 (0.852)
Primary Reduction Ratio 88/42 (2.095)
Final Reduction Ratio 46/15 (3.067)
Final Drive O-ring chain
Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
Front Suspension 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, 120 mm (4.7 in) travel 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork, 4.9 in travel
Rear Suspension Single offset laydown shock w/adjustable preload; 125 mm (4.9 in) travel Single offset laydown shock w/adjustable preload; 5.1 in travel
Front Brakes Dual 300 mm petal discs with 2-piston calipers, optional ABS
Rear Brakes Single 220 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper, optional ABS
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17M/C 58W
Rear Tire 160/60ZR-17M/C 69W
Dimensions
Length 2,105 mm (82.9 in) 2,110 mm (83.1 in)
Width 760 mm (29.9 in) 770 mm (30.3 in)
Height 1,210 mm (47.6 in) 1,270 mm (50.0 in) 1,180 mm (46.5 in)
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Seat Height 790 mm (31.1 in)
785 mm (30.9 in) (ER-6n)[10]
805 mm (31.7 in)
Dry Weight 178 kg (392 lb), 182 kg (401 lb) w/ABS
174 kg (384 lb) (ER-6n)[10]
Wet Weight 211 kg (465 lb)
Gross vehicle weight rating 361 kg (796 lb)
Fuel Capacity 15.5 litres (3.4 imp gal; 4.1 US gal) 16 litres (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
Oil Capacity 2.4 litres (2.5 US qt)
Rake 25°[9]
24.5° (ER-6n)[10]
25°[11]
Trail 106 mm (4.2 in)[7]
102 mm (4.0 in) (ER-6n)[10]
110 mm (4.3 in)[9]

Performance[edit]

Model Year 2006-2009
1/4 mile 12.06 sec @ 108.79 mph (175.08 km/h)[8]
Roll-On, 60-80 mph 3.58 sec[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Performance Index Winter '12/'13 Edition", Motorcycle Consumer News (Bowtie Magazines), January 2013 
  2. ^ 2012 Ninja 650 Review
  3. ^ Motorbike Sales Figures
  4. ^ [1] page from www.kawasaki.com
  5. ^ [2] page from www.kawasaki.com
  6. ^ [3] page from www.kawasaki.com
  7. ^ a b c "Kawasaki ER-6f - 2006 Specifications". Kawasaki.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Motorcycle Performance Data and Specifications". Motorcyclist. April 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Kawasaki ER-6f - 2012 Specifications". Kawasaki.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Kawasaki ER-6n - 2006 Specifications". Kawasaki.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kawasaki ER-6n - 2012 Specifications". Kawasaki.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

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