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Kawasaki Ninja 650L ABS

Kawasaki Ninja 650L ABS

4.7 from 6 reviews · View Statistics

Reviews

4.7

6 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Braking
    5.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    5.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    4.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    5.0 (1)
  • Handling
    4.0 (1)
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Warwick Del

Warwick Del

  • 4 reviews

Perfect bike for the city

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Bought this from Bikebiz in the Auburn area second hand.
Works like a charm, been on bikes for many years across various makes.
For a old man like myself, was not expecting to have this much fun and less pressure on my back cruising around Northern Beaches.

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MrSkinner

MrSkinnerGold Coast

  • 7 reviews

Quick, Fast & Affordable

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First sports bike!! Kawasaki 650L is a great learning sports bike. This bike has great handling, stand up right when maneuvering corners and track work. Bike has many options for customisation and altering for different weight and height categories. Excellent for learning the road and moving your way up to a larger model

Date PurchasedMay 2018

Good commute bike fun to ride on weekends

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Perfect bike for commute, really comfy for short or long distances (>150km) even for the passenger. 2 cylindre gives you good power, little fuel consumption 4L/100km. Change the exhaust and you have the best city bike. Also it is learner legal so really fun as a first bike, after 2years you will need an upgrade for something more powerfull

Date PurchasedMay 2015
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Jay

JayDubbo

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Awesome on every level

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I purchased this bike kust recently and my son who is a honda rider was less than impressed with my choice. I let him ride my bike the other day and he is now looking at a ninja for his next bike. I have always loved ninjas but this bike is just awesome. The attention to detail and rider comfort are well above what I expected. Thinking of buying one? I say just do it you will not regret it.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
Lance

LanceSydney, NSW

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Brilliant ride

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I absolutely love this bike, everything about it. The power, the weight and the size are perfect. This one bike has made me a Kawasaki loyalist for life. Once I'm on my fulls i will be on a h2 or zx10rr guaranteed. great customization options as well. Do buy people.

Date PurchasedSept 2016
Troy17

Troy17CANBERRA

  • 2 reviews

Big lams bike

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I purchased this big brand new and have no regrets.

Aways starts and is very reliable.

Is a nice full size bike so is ideally suited to any learner who might be a big guy, I'm 190 cm and have no trouble spending a full day riding.

Have had it for 3 months and covered 3,000 km both country rides and commuting.
Full size bike, plenty of torque, comfortable, reliable, economic (4.3l/100km)
Dreading the resale value, some finish not as neat as it could be, gear indicator would be nice for a learner

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Michelle J.

Michelle J.asked

Ninja 650L ABS

As I am new to riding I would like to know that once you have your open class licence can you have the throttle restriction taken off the bike???????

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Christine C
Christine C

You can remove the throttle restriction. The models from 2017 require no ECU remapping. Be aware that this "may" void your insurance however

Sam V.
Sam V.

so the 2017 models require no re tune ? for their full potential? just the throttle restriction ?

Daza

Dazaasked

Ninja 650L ABS

How long does factory warranty lasts on brand new bike?

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Bokies

Bokiesasked

Ninja 650L ABS

Hi Guys , anyone knows how to derestrict the new 2017 ninja 650? i just got my full licence and need more power now... Cheers

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Dblk89
Dblk89

From what I have read from net rider forums, it is illegal and you won't be able to register the motorcycle as there is a significant change in the power to weight ratio.

Jesse B
Jesse B

It's not illegal for a full licensed rider, but it will void your insurance. If you want to have an insured bike, you will need to register it as unrestricted, but then it can never go back to restricted so the resale value will drop.

Since LAMS approved bikes are easier to sell with the more riders wanting them, you'd be better off to sell the bike and buy the unrestricted version.

If you're trying to do a sneaky and you aren't really full lisence, try the way they do it with the 2012-16 bikes, it is a massive pain in the rear to get the throttle pin out,involves tearing down the bike, and using a makeshift security torx T20 screwdriver bit.. The clip in the back is easy. Just remember. Your insurance will be voided and if you drop the bike, there's no way to get that pin back in quickly.. Especially if you're in hospital, and if you hit a pedestrian and the cops find your bike was unrestricted illegally, it goes from an accident to manslaughter.

Be smart, ride safe, make smart decisions.

Christine C
Christine C

"From what I have read from net rider forums, it is illegal and you won't be able to register the motorcycle as there is a significant change in the power to weight ratio."
I don't understand this. It's the same engine, no, just "restricted"?? Yes, it will change the power to weight ratio, but if you have a full licence, why is it illegal to de-register the bike, remove the restrictor on the throttle, remap the ECU, then re-register it as an unrestricted bike? Also, if you inform your insurer that the bike has been de-restricted and they accept that, how will it void your insurance?

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