Kawasaki Ninja 650 can beat Yamaha R7?

Kawasaki Ninja 650

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 was a pioneer in the now-crowded flexible full-faired 600-700cc sector. Much has changed in its 17-year lifespan, and the mid-spec Ninja now includes traction control for 2023.

Today, though, the emphasis is on performance, specifically how fast the Ninja 650 can go in a straight line. But, before we get started, let's look at some numbers.

The motorcycle conceals a 649cc, twin-cylinder engine with 68PS (67 horsepower) and 64Nm under its unmistakable Ninja appearance. A six-speed gearbox transmits the power to the rear wheels, and the total assembly weighs 423 pounds (191kg). Despite being the curb weight, it is not very light for a 650.

Kawasaki Ninja 650

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 (this is the 2022 model, by the way) can go at a top speed of 212 kph (131 mph), which will more than satisfy rookie riders. Surprisingly, despite the Yamaha R7 having only 5 more horsepower, this is still over 20kmph (12mph) slower than its top speed.

How come the Ninja is so much slower? Well, due to aerodynamics and weight. In comparison to the Ninja, the R7 is 9 pounds (4 kg) lighter and is built more aerodynamically. These enable the Yamaha to produce a greater speed when combined with the additional power.

Even after recording an outstanding 0-100kmph time of under 4.2 seconds, the Ninja noticeably struggles after 185kmph and merely crawls to its speed.

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