Kawasaki Ninja 650
68bhp | 193kg | Seat height 790mm
The new Ninja 650 is a genuinely impressive update for the nifty middleweight ER-6F. While the 649cc parallel-twin engine has lost 3bhp at peak during the revisions needed to get it through Euro4, it’s also gained better (claimed) fuel economy, and when you offset the power loss against the weight loss – owners will still be winning. The new Ninja 650 has shed a hugely impressive 19kg. The braking hardware gains new Nissin calipers, mated to Bosch’s 9.1M ABS module for superb braking control.