2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500 launched in India at Rs 5.24 lakh

Gajanan Kashikar Published: February 21, 2024, 07:20 PM IST

Kawasaki India has launched the all-new Ninja 500 India. The middleweight sport tourer has been priced Rs 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom) â€" the same as the Ninja 400. It gets a new parallel-twin engine identical to the recently launched the Eliminator.

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500: Design

In terms of design, the new Ninja 500 takes inspiration from its elder siblings, such as the ZX-6R or ZX-10R. Hence, it bears a familiar and sporty appearance, especially an aggressive fascia. But it has carried over some elements from the Ninja 400, namely the familiar steel trellis frame, suspension, and fuel tank. Key highlights include the signature split headlamp setup. Other key highlights include a small windscreen, sharp cuts and creases on the front fender and fairing, swept-up tail section, split seat, and clip-on handlebar. Unlike the international-spec version, which comes with various paint schemes, such as the Lime Green with Ebony, the India-spec model gets only Metallic Spark Black colour.

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500: Engine Specifications

The Ninja 500 gets the new 451cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine generating 45PS at 9,000rpm and 42.6Nm at 6,000rpm. Interestingly, the additional engine capacity is a courtesy of an increased stroke of 58.6mm, which is up from 51.8mm but the 70mm bore from the old 399cc engine has been carried over, which is expected to offer enhanced torque than the peak power. Meanwhile, there is a six-speed gearbox.

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500: Features

The brand has given it a colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, LED headlights, a Type-C charging port, dual-channel ABS, and assist-and-slipper clutch. Further, there are telescopic front forks, a gas-charged rear monoshock, a 310mm front disc, a 220mm rear unit, a 110/70 R17 front tyre, and a 150/60 R17 rear tyre. That said, it weighs 172kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. The seat height of the Ninja 500 stands at 785mm, whereas the ground clearance is 145mm.

2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500: Rivals

The new Ninja 500 seats below the new Eliminator, which costs Rs 5.62 lakh (ex-showroom) and takes on the likes of the Aprilia RS 457 and KTM RC 390 that have been priced at Rs 5.18 lakh and Rs 3.76-3.83 lakh (both ex-showroom), respectively.

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