ninja 650

First Ride - 2016 | Kawasaki Ninja 650

First RideChaseontwowheels15 Comments

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This bike was really surprising to me. I totally expected to jump on this and have a super "just okay" experience, but if you watch the video you will see something very different. The mixture of a fun, mid-ranged power band coupled with a bike that likes to be leaned into turns gives you a recipe for a really fun time. This Kawasaki Ninja 650 was actually the first time I had rode a 650 class bike since owning one 4-5 years ago when I was riding my Suzuki SV 650 and I had just as fun now as I did then! The seating position is extremely comfortable and the engine had plenty of pull to have a good time on. The main downside I felt the bike really had was with wind buffeting. With a bike that could be such a great all around bike I imaging many will be purchasing this for commuting and riding this thing on the highway for long periods of time may get a little tiring. I'm sure it can easily be fixed with some after market accessories, but including an adjustable windscreen could have easily solved the issue. Other than that I feel that this was an amazing bike and I am definitely moving it up into my "Top 5 Motorcycles to start on" list. 

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