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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 was the least expensive bike tested. See how this affordable bike stacked-up in the 2012 Women's Street Bike Shootout.

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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is much better suited for beginning riders than some of the other bikes our testers compared.
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Some testers felt the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650's brakes felt soft and required a significant pull to work well.
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One tester felt the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650's soft suspension made it more difficult "to get the bike to stick to the road in tight turns."
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Turn signals embedded in the faring add to the Kawasaki Ninja 650's sleek design.
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Kawasaki updated teh 2012 Ninja 650 by changing the seat to a two-piece.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 earned top honors from all but one tester in terms of instrumentation.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has plenty of pep for beginner to intermediate riders.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 got 46 mpg during testing.
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The Ninja 650's clutch was light and it was very easy to find neutral.
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Even though it felt like it took extra effort to get the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 to stop, testing numbers put the bike close to the range of the more expensive bikes tested.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 was designed to match a rider's most natural, relaxed position.
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While the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650's engine was not aurally astounding, it allowed riders to manage on the highway without and major vibration or disturbance.
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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Horsepower and Torque.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes equipped with an ECO mode which helped improved gas mileage during testing.
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Testers enjoyed the upright handlebar position on the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650.
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For the less aggressive rider, the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650's suspension will likely be "just right."
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One tester commented that "arm pump is not an issue in California traffic on the Ninja," owing to the light clutch.
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The 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 boasts a 650cc Parallel Twin engine.
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Though falling short in some areas of performance, the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one of the best deals for the price.