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Kawasaki Launches Ninja 500 in India: Price and Features

Kawasaki Ninja 500

The most anticipated Kawasaki Ninja 500 is finally launched in India for a price of Rs 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom price).

The company launched the Ninja 500 soon after its announcement, which created a huge buzz among all bike lovers. Interestingly, the Ninja 500 replaces its predecessor, the Ninja 400, at the same price range. 

According to Autocar, the booking for the Kawasaki has been started across all its dealerships in the country, and the deliveries of the bike are expected to begin by the end of this month.

This model is based on a trellis frame, and the Japanese brand is introducing its new sport-tourer. The Ninja 500 features a full fairing, clip-on bars and a split headlight design, which is similar to other Ninja models. This new Ninja bike is available in a single colour option; Metallic Spark Black.

Features and specifications of the Kawasaki Ninja 500

The new Ninja 500 weighs 171 kg, slightly heavier than its predecessor and rivals like the Yamaha R3 and KTM RC 390, but lighter than the Aprilia RS 457. It shares many features with dual-channel ABS as standard, making it a compelling choice for safety-conscious riders.

Powered by a 450cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine producing 45bhp and 42. 6 Nm of torque, along with a six-speed gearbox, the Ninja 500 does not come equipped with a quick-shifter or other electronic aids like cornering ABS, traction control, or launch control. The Ninja 500 boasts a robust 450cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that delivers an impressive 45bhp and 42. 6 Nm of torque, paired with a smooth six-speed gearbox for an exhilarating riding experience. While it may not feature advanced electronic aids like quick-shifter, cornering ABS, traction control, or launch control, its powerful performance and agile handling make it a thrilling choice for riders seeking pure motorcycling excitement on the road.

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The new Ninja’s competition includes the Yamaha R3, the new Aprilia RS457, and the KTM RC390, which is expected to be updated soon. The RC390 and RS457 are developed in India, while the R3 and Ninja 500 are sold as CBUs. The Ninja 500 faces some tough competition with the Yamaha R3, the Aprilia RS457, and the soon-to-be-updated KTM RC390 in the market. It’s interesting to note that both the RC390 and RS457 are developed in India, while the R3 and Ninja 500 are sold as CBUs (Completely Built Units). This market segment is heating up with some impressive offerings from these renowned manufacturers.

The Ninja 500 shares similarities in its cycle parts with the former Ninja 400, while its new face resembles modern Kawasaki sport bikes like the ZX-6R and the Ninja 7 Hybrid. The new Ninja 500 model launched in India is a standard variant, lacking the up-spec SE features such as an all-black color scheme and keyless ignition, but it does sport a negative LCD dash with Bluetooth connectivity.

Despite its premium price tag, the Ninja 500 competes with the Yamaha R3, the Aprilia RS 457, and the KTM RC390.

What is the price of a Kawasaki Ninja 500?

Kawasaki Ninja 500

The ex-showroom price of the new Kawasaki Ninja 500 is Rs 5.24 lakh.

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