It looks like Kawasaki is back in the market with a bang with several new models coming out next year, first of which is the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650. Replacing the previous generation Ninja 650 – launched in Malaysia in 2017 – the new Ninja comes with a full-colour TFT-LCD screen and LED lighting.

The engine and chassis of the Ninja 650 stay the same, making this an update rather than a brand new model with power coming from a DOHC parallel-twin displacing 649 cc producing 67.3 hp at 8,000 rpm and 65.7 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. A six-speed gearbox and chain final drive along with Assist and Slipper clutch gets power to the ground.

Other items staying the same are the 41 mm diameter telescopic forks, preload adjustable monoshock, 300 mm drake discs with two-piston callipers on the front wheel and single 220 mm disc at the back. ABS is standard and fuel is carried in a 15-litre tank while weight is claimed to be 193 kg.

The all-new full-colour TFT-LCD screen connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth and allows for turn-by-turn navigation. The afore-mentioned LED lighting is used in the front headlights and rear lights and is complemented with a slightly taller windshield.

There are two colour opttion for the standard 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 – Pearl Blizzard White and Metallic Spark Black. Meanwhile, the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) edition of the Ninja 650 comes in Kawasaki Racing Green with special graphics.