Spec comparo: Honda CBR650R v Suzuki GSX-S750 v Kawasaki Ninja 650 v Triumph Street Triple S

Aditya Jadhav Updated: April 23, 2019, 06:11 PM IST

Honda CBR650R has been launched in India for the price of Rs 7.70 lakh ex-showroom Pan India. Middle-weight fully faired CBR650R sits above the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and alongside the Suzuki GSX-S750. However, the Triumph Street Triple S is the dearest amongst them all in our comparo. let's compare the motorcycles on paper and find out how do they stack up against each other.

The Honda CBR650R fully faired motorcycle

Ergonomics and Styling

In our comparo, we have two naked motorcycles and two fully faired motorcycle. The CBR650R and the Kawasaki Ninja 650 have a similar body type as the Supersport and offer a committed rider's triangle. That said, the riders triangle on the Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a little relaxed as the design is tilted towards a sports tourer.

The Suzuki GSX-S750 and the Triumph Street Triple S are naked motorcycles with a more upright riding stance. Both the motorcycles have a handlebar setup with which do not require the rider to sit in a committed riding stance.

The most affordable fully faired motorcycle in the segment - Kawasaki Ninja 650


All the motorcycles in point range from 650cc to 765cc, which essentially is the middle-weight segment. The Ninja 650 gets a 648cc engine with a parallel-twin layout. The CBR650R has a 649cc engine in an in-line four layout. Similarly, the GSX-S750 gets a 749cc engine also with an in-line four engine layout. The Street Triple S has the highest displacement at 765cc, however, is an in-line three-cylinder engine. All the motorcycles are equipped with a six-speed gearbox.

The Suzuki GSX-S750 which has been updated with new colour schemes


The Honda CBR650R is the most recent addition and packs a slipper clutch and switchable Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The Triumph Street Triple misses out on the slipper clutch, however, gets traction control. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 only offers a slipper clutch and misses out on traction control and riding modes, that said, the Suzuki GSX-S750 gets three-mode traction control.

The Triumph Street Triple S has the highest displacement int he comparo

Cycle parts

All the motorcycles have a twin disc setup in the front. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 misses out on upside down forks like the other motorcycles in the comparison and gets conventional telescopic forks. Also, the Ninja 650 gets a floating brake calliper for the front brake setup whereas, rest of the motorcycles in the list boast radially mounted brake setup in the front.


To begin with the most affordable in the segment - the Kawasaki Ninja 650 which is priced at Rs 5.89 lakh. The Suzuki GSX-S750 is priced very close to CBR650R at Rs 7.46 lakh and the Triumph Street Triple S is positioned above all at Rs 9.19 lakh. (all prices are ex-showroom)

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