2023 Kawasaki Modenas Ninja 650 in Malaysia, priced at RM35,200 and RM35,900

2023 Kawasaki Modenas Ninja 650 in Malaysia, priced at RM35,200 and RM35,900

Joining the Versys 650 and Z650 middleweights in Malaysia is the 2023 Modenas Ninja 250, from Kawasaki and rebadged and distributed by EMOS. Two colour schemes are available, Metallic Matte Graphene/Steel Gray at RM35,200 and the classic Kawasaki Lime Green/Ebony at RM35,900.

The Ninja is updated over the previous generation model with all-new bodywork resembling the Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike. Like the Z650 naked sports, the Ninja 650 also gets Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) with three user selectable modes.

Also standard on the Ninja 650 is riding modes of which there are three – Sport, Road, and Rain. LED lighting is now used throughout out, including the new headlight design which follow’s Kawasaki’s superbike twin headlight style.

Engine-wise the Ninja 650 comes with the same power plant as the Versys 650 and Z650, a liquid-cooled parallel-twin displacing 649 cc. Power is claimed to be 68 PS at 8,000 rpm with 64 Nm of torque at 6,700 rpm, going through a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive to the rear wheel.

2023 Kawasaki Modenas Ninja 650 in Malaysia, priced at RM35,200 and RM35,900

Inside the cockpit a full-colour TFT-LCD screen displays all the necessary information. Bluetooth connectivity to the rider’s smartphone comes standard with the Kawasaki Rideology app that allows for management of calls, messages and notifications.

Front suspension is done with 41 mm diameter telescopic forks and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the back. As for braking, twin 330 mm diameter discs on the front wheel are clamped by two-piston callipers while the rear wheel gets a single-piston calliper and 220 mm disc, while two-channel ABS is standard equipment.

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Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.



  • Big Bike Dreamer on Jul 18, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    I hope Modena Z900RS coming too :-)

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  • canteknyeeeeeeeeeee….

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  • Nice bike

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  • komarad on Jul 20, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Modenas Z250RS also coming soon..

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  • ClassicMan on Jul 24, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Why is Kawasaki Malaysia so slow. Kawasaki is a good solid brand that could boost Modenas brand standings. Are The bosses at EMOS/Modenas just sitting on their backsides. There is a large segment demand for classic bikes like elsewhere in the world. In Malaysia you can look at the Benellis, Brixton and the Made in China classic clones etc. Modenas Kawasaki can beat them easy with the large selection of Classic Retro bikes in fashion now with the Z 400 RS, Z 650 RS, Z 900 RS, W 800, W 400, W 175 etc. The Z650 RS and the W 175 ( remember Jaguh? ) should be candidates for local assembly.
    And one last question. Who selected the black color Z 900 RS for the Malaysian market? There are many other gorgeous beautiful colors such as the Yellow Ball and the Special Edition Candy Red. Many colours. Why are these colors not available? I have not seen one of those black ones on the road.

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  • Sahin sk on Aug 20, 2023 at 5:46 am

    Hi sar

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