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Kawasaki launches Ninja 500 in India at Rs 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom)

kawasaki ninja 500Kawasaki has introduced the Ninja 500 to the Indian market, priced at Rs 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom), aiming to replace the Ninja 400 in its lineup. The new middle-weight sports bike features a 451cc parallel-twin engine delivering 45 BHP @ 9,000 rpm and 42.6 Nm @ 6,000 rpm, which is also found in the Eliminator 500 model.

Constructed on a lightweight trellis frame, the Ninja 500 employs a telescopic fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear for suspension. Dual-channel ABS supports the braking system, with discs at both ends.

The Indian variant of the Ninja 500 is the base model, lacking keyless ignition. Nevertheless, it is equipped with a digital instrument console featuring Bluetooth connectivity. Competing with models like the Yamaha R3, Aprilia RS 457, and the KTM RC 390, the Ninja 500 aims to make its mark in the Indian motorcycle market.