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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650

I wonder why the new 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 selling price is only a little more than "HALF" of the selling price of the Versys 650??
Basically the same engine, wheels, tires, transmission, etc. Different frame?

What did they cheapen up to make the Ninja so inexpensive?
Is the Versys that much better equipped than the Ninja?
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Here in Portugal they have the same price tag: 7600€ for the new ninja 650 and 7700€ for the 2012 Versys


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I went to Kawasaki.com and there is a $400.00 difference between the two as far as MSRP. Where did you see it being half as much? Are you sure you were not looking at the 250?
Ninja 650 is listed at $7499 and Versys is listed at $7899.
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i think he is referring to a motorcycle consumer news article. I believe it has this typo.

http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval...ec2012Kawi.pdf

they put the ninja 250 price for the 650.

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i think he is referring to a motorcycle consumer news article. I believe it has this typo.

http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval...ec2012Kawi.pdf

they put the ninja 250 price for the 650.
Eparker202 is exactly right. I was on a trip and read the current issue of MCN and saw the pricing. I was puzzled!
I should have done some further research before posing the question.
Sorry for the "FALSE ALARM"!

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went to the dealer last week and saw the new ninja 650 in red and green. Very very nice looking bike. Super comfortable seat, but suspenders feel very soft compared to the old model. It will be interesting what kind of fuel economy these bad boys get. Might have to turn one into my "sport tourer".
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Ok mystery solved! Don't let it happen again eparker202! LOL Ha! Ha!
I was actually thinking to myself, wow ninja time!





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