I was at the Kawasaki factory a few weeks ago and no sign of a new generation Ninja 650R. That doesn't mean it's not coming, just that it's not gone into production yet... (Of course it is only May) ;-)
2006 GSXR 1000 aka "The BEAST"
2009 Kawasaki ER6n "RR" 2010 Lime Green Ninja 650R!- SOLD :-( 2011 Versys has arrived! 20xx KLX Bill Blue 351 ^_^v
There is nobody who has more of an inside line than me on Kawasaki's planned models and that includes BRP, and as far as I'm concerned and until I hear different, the bike will remain unchanged for next year.
From your lips to his ears... the longer the model remains static, the longer our value holds up.
I was planning on buying a new 2011 in the next couple of weeks. I'm actually going to a couple dealerships today. I will definitely inquire about the 2012 model and if they know anything about any design changes.
If there are going to be updates in as described in a previous post (torque, seat design, body work, brakes, etc.), I will definitely wait for the 2012!
Huh? Since when? Kawasaki don't market the EX650 as a sport tourer...
Only in USA they don't.
It's a sports-tourer everywhere else, and IS one in reality too.
But stick a Ninja badge on it, and kids buy it and think they got a supersport,
then clipons, stickers, cheapo aftermarket exhaust.. and VOILA, you got a
bike that's got a reputation of being a noob squid top choice.
The bike is in reality more like a Versys then a ZX6R (Ninja 600), but few
know that (or care).
If it was sold with the Ninja 650 name here (EU), I wouldn't have bought it
for that reason alone.
Anyone wanna swap their naked Bandit 650 for my 650R?