Kawasaki brings ABS to the Ninja 650 in 2013
Kawasaki USA announced some 2013 models on their website. Kudos to them getting the Ninja 650 upgraded to having available Anti Lock Brake System or ABS for an additional $500. Honda has been besting Kawasaki at bringing in the best entry level options for bikers lately. In 2008 the Ninja 250r was the entry level motorcycle. However, when Honda brought out its recently released CBR 250, it had both fuel injection and available ABS. My old 2007 Kawasaki Versys is still one of my favourite motorcycles. In Europe it has always had optional ABS, but not so far in North America. I notice though that they only have the 2012 Versys listed on its site. We’ll see what other 2013 model announcements bring later.
If I had my wish, the Ninja 250r would debut in 2013 with fuel injection and ABS, while all their other models would have ABS as an available option. What do you think? Would you pay extra for ABS on a middle weight motorcycle, or is this too much money to part with? Your comments are always welcome. (Unless you are one of the hundreds of weekly spammers who are trying to backlink from our website to promote sales of your latest erection enhancement medications. Comments are moderated, keep it about bikes, and spam free.)
In the meantime here is a photo of the new 2013 Ninja 650 ABS. More can be found at the manufacturer’s website.