New Kawasaki Ninja 500 Hits the Market

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New Kawasaki Ninja 500 Hits the Market
New Kawasaki Ninja 500

The unveiling of a new motorcycle model by a major Japanese automaker underscores the dynamic potential of the Indian market for mid-sized bikes. In recent years, there has been a notable surge in launches within the 400-500cc segment, indicating a growing appetite among enthusiasts for bikes offering a balance of performance and affordability.

Notable additions to this segment include the reintroduction of the Yamaha R3 and the debut of Aprilia’s RS457, both of which have garnered attention from riders seeking twin-cylinder excitement.

Now, Kawasaki joins the fray with the launch of its highly anticipated Ninja 500, priced competitively at Rs 5.24 lakhs. Interestingly, there’s speculation that the Ninja 500 might serve as a successor to the Ninja 400, given its similar pricing structure.

At the heart of the Kawasaki Ninja 500 lies a robust 451cc parallel-twin engine, capable of delivering an impressive 45bhp of peak power at 9000rpm and 42.6Nm of peak torque at 6000rpm.

This powerplant is paired with a six-speed gearbox, featuring a slip and assist function, promising exhilarating performance and smooth gear shifts for riders.

New Kawasaki Ninja 500 Hits the Market
New Kawasaki Ninja 500

For its debut in the Indian market, Kawasaki has opted to introduce the Ninja 500 in a base variant, characterized by a straightforward LCD unit with Bluetooth connectivity, and available exclusively in a sleek black color option.

However, some enthusiasts may lament the absence of a more advanced TFT display, a feature offered by competitors like Aprilia and KTM.

In terms of hardware, the Kawasaki Ninja 500 is equipped with telescopic forks at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the rear, ensuring a comfortable and controlled ride over varying road conditions.

Braking duties are handled by a 310mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear, offering ample stopping power when needed. With a weight of 171 kg and a seat height of 785mm, the Ninja 500 strikes a balance between agility and rider comfort.

Enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Kawasaki Ninja 500 can now book their bikes at authorized dealerships across India.

Deliveries are slated to commence by the end of the month, offering riders the opportunity to experience firsthand the blend of performance, style, and reliability that Kawasaki motorcycles are renowned for.

This launch further enriches the diverse landscape of mid-sized motorcycles in the Indian market, catering to the discerning preferences of riders across the country.

Also read: Kawasaki Heads to London for the MCN Motorcycle Show in the Capital

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