Saturday, January 4, 2014

Single-Cylinder Kawasaki Ninja Spotted Testing in Indonesia

Taking their history, Kawasaki always believes in the saying "bigger is better".  We can see that through Ninja ZX-6R which has dominated the 600cc supersport segment with its 636cc engine and then we had the Ninja 300 which came last year replacing the Ninja 250R, which is better in every aspect.

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Recent spyshots from Indonesia, however, suggest that Kawasaki are also planning for smaller engines in their plant.   In one of the Jakarta based blogs, Iwanbanaran.com recently uncovered few images of a new single cylinder motorcycle.  Unfortunately, all the photographs are taken  from the rear.

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The white license plate as you can see in the above images indicates that it is a prototype and the photographer who is identified as "Reshtu" says that the fairing is disguised with tapes. Nevertheless, we can see from the above images that the tail appears identical to the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300/250. It was also observed that the bike had only one exhaust with a smaller opening than the larger models.

The photographer says that the bike has a single cylinder, the instrument panel is fully digital and also a single eye-shaped headlight (likely similar to the KLR650's) and ABS.

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Kawasaki presently has a 149cc Ninja which is the Kawasaki Ninja 150RR (shown in the pic above) which is a two-stroke model and has a carburetor.  The test mule, though uses a four stroke and that it is likely fuel-injected.

Source : Motorcycle.com