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Kawasaki Ninja 300 Honda CBR500R   Kawasaki Ninja 650

  • Engine: Parallel Twin Parallel Twin Parallel Twin
  • Displacement: 296cc 471cc 649cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 62 x 49mm 67 x 66.8mm 83 x 60mm
  • Compression:   10.6:1 10.7:1 10.8:1
  • Valvetrain:   DOHC, eight valves DOHC, eight valves DOHC, eight valves
  • Rear Wheel Peak Horsepower: 35.41 @ 11,200 rpm 42.9 @ 8,500 rpm 63.74 @ 8,800 rpm
  • Rear Wheel Peak Torque: 17.85 @ 9,800 rpm 29.19 @ 6,700 rpm 43.21 @ 7,100 rpm
  • Redline: 13,000 rpm 8,500 rpm 11,000 rpm
  • Fueling: EFI with two 32mm throttle bodies PGM-FI with 34mm throttle bodies EFI with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Clutch: Cable-actuated, FCC clutch with slipper Cable-actuated, wet multi-plate Cable-actuated, wet multi-plate
  • Transmission: Six-speed Six-speed Six-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain Chain Chain
  • Frame: Semi-double cradle steel Diamond-shaped 35mm steel tubed Twin-pipe perimeter steel
  • Front Suspension: 37mm fork, 4.7 inches travel 41mm fork, 4.3 inches travel 41mm fork, 4.9 inches travel
  • Rear Suspension: Single shock, five-position preload-adjustable, 5.2 inches travel Single shock, nine-position preload-adjustable, 4.7 inches travel Single offset shock, preload adjustable, 5.1 inches travel
  • Front Brakes: Two-piston caliper single 290mm disc Two-piston Nissin calipers single 320mm disc Two-piston Tokico calipers dual 300mm disc with ABS
  • Rear Brakes: Two-piston caliper single 22mm disc Single Nissin caliper and 240mm disc Single piston Tokico caliper 220mm disc with ABS
  • Tires Front, Rear: IRC RX-01R 110/70-17, 140/70-17 120/70-17, 160/60-17 Dunlop Roadsmart II 120/70-17, 160/60-17
  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches 55.5 inches 55.5 inches
  • Rake: 27 degrees 25.5 degrees 25 degrees
  • Trail: 3.7 inches 4.05 inches 4.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 30.9 inches 30.9 inches 31.7 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons 4.1 gallons 4.2 gallons
  • Observed MPG: 53 mpg 54 mpg 37.4 mpg
  • Estimated Range: 239 miles 221 miles 157 miles
  • Measured Curb Weight: 386.5 pounds – 187.5F/199R 423 pounds – 209F/214R 464 pounds – 236F/228R
  • MSRP: $4,799 base model, $4,999 SE version, $5,499 (as tested SE ABS model) $5,999 (as tested base model), $6,499 ABS model $7,499 base model, $7,799 (as tested ABS model)
  • Colors: Ebony, Lime Green/Ebony SE graphics, Pearl Stardust White/Ebony SE graphics Black, Pearl White/Blue/Red, Red Pear Stardust White, Candy Thunder Blue, Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black
  • Warranty: One year One year One year

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