The middleweight bike segment is doing the most rapidly growth in Indian market as Indian enthusiasts love to fully-faired bikes as Honda CBR, KTM Duke and Kawasaki Ninja. One or two years ago, this segment was limited to only one couple of bikes but now the segment is filled with naked, full-faired and cruiser motorcycles. Now we are going to compare two motorcycles that have created a sensation in middleweight segment named as Honda CBR 650F and Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Styling and Design
Being Honda CBR's next flagship Honda CBR 650F gets a unique and fresh design. Its sharp curves and bulbous stance give a decent look to the bike. It's style is very impressive and detach from similar range motorcycles. While the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is Ninja flagship's next bike. It comes a razor sharp curves and a decent look. It also comes with dual headlamps on its front cowl. The Ninja 650 gives a uniqueness design as it is featured with sport inspired dual tone paint scheme. CBR 650F is loaded with split handlebar whereas Ninja is incorporated with single handlebar.
Furthermore, the CBR 650F is featured with a single seat, while Ninja 650 is manufactured with a split seat that offers a comfortable riding.
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The Honda CBR 650F offers a dynamic balancing power as it is featured with 41mm hydraulic telescopic suspensions at front side and 7 step adjustable mono-shock at rear. The kerb weight of the bike is 215 KG. The motorcycle is also manufactured for travel a long distance as it is featured with a bulky fuel tank that holds 17.3 liters. On the other side, Ninja is also loaded with 41mm hydraulic telescopic suspensions at front side and 7 step adjustable mono-shock at rear. The kerb weight of bike is 211 KG and motorcycle is incorporated with a small fuel tank that's fuel capacity of 15 liters.
Power and Performance
The Honda CBR is powered by a liquid-cooled, parallel twin, 649cc engine, four stroke and 600cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 72.1 PS and a peak torque of 64 Nm. The total power delivers on the rear wheel by using a six speed gear box. While, the powering of Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes from a liquid-cooled, inline four, four stroke and 649cc engine that produces a claimed power of 71 BHP at 8,500 RPM and a paramount torque of 64 Nm. Both bike offers dynamic performance on the racing trace as it is featured with 649cc mills.
Both motorcycles are manufactured with many safety points that includes dual disc brakes, headlight, suspensions etc. The Honda CBR 650F's braking duties are managed by dual disc brake at front side and a single disc brake at rear. On the other hand, The Ninja 650 also is featured with same brakes that used in CBR 650F. Both motorcycle offers dynamic balancing power on the bad road as they are featured with 41mm hydraulic telescopic forks at front and 7 step adjustable mono-shock at rear side. The Honda CBR 650F is in-housed with a stunning headlight that offers clear visibility on the road in night riding. While the Ninja 650 is blessed with twin headlamps that gives clear visibility in night and rattling look.
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Price and Colors
The Honda CBR 650F is selling on a price tag of INR 7.3 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The middleweight motorcycle is available only one color option as Pearl Metalloid white.
On the other side, another Japanese giant, Kawasaki offers a street fighter, Ninja 650 to the Indian enthusiasts at price of INR 5.2 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). This bike also receives only one paint scheme like Honda CBR 650F-Lime Green with Matte Black.