Was wondering about the new 650’s? Any opinions? I kno just it had a lot of updates and a whopping 42 pound weight loss
Member @xorbe just bought one a couple of weeks ago, hopefully he can chime in with a review for us.Was wondering about the new 650’s? Any opinions? I kno just it had a lot of updates and a whopping 42 pound weight loss
Thanks for the input ? I’m having trouble deciding between the 2018 MT-07 (I like transformers lol) the ninja 400 and the ninja 650. Its really going to come down to how patient I am and how much i have for a down payment (planning between 2-4K usd)I previously had a couple other small bikes, Ninja 250 and R3, and currently have Street Triple 765 RS, and Ninja 650. The N650 is a (relatively) torquey commuter in my opinion. It doesn't wind out like the N400 does (from the videos I've seen). I'm over 40 years old, and just toodle around town, and I don't really like to rev my bike out except for the occasional jaunt, so that's why I've opted for the larger torquey bike. If I need to get my weekend revs on, I grab the Triumph. So I wanted a contrasting (and slower!) bike. N650 seems like a fine bike to me, though I haven't got a lot of miles on it yet, understandably. The 650 has some vibes, and I'm wondering how the 400 is in that dept. I did opt for the 650 because I will be doing some freeway commuting. I'm a pretty casual rider, so I might not have a lot of valuable input.
Actually I still miss my squishy Ninja 250, and the 650 does have some of the same dna, so it kinda feels like home, hah. I like to ride, I pretty much don't care what the bike looks like, though I have a tough time with Yamaha's overly-busy FZ transformer styling.
Personally I didnt find it put too much weight on my wrists and the new aluminium clip ons I have fitted now are 1" lower than the standard bars were. Still good.... I like the 400 for it's lightness and it is significantly cheaper, but the possibility of putting weight on my wrists I do not like. (Current bike puts weight on my wrists and I hate that)
Yes..but Kiwi Rider...your still a "youngin" :grin:Personally I didnt find it put too much weight on my wrists and the new aluminium clip ons I have fitted now are 1" lower than the standard bars were. Still good.
You can buy 41mm clip ons with a riser if you find you dont like the standard position.
See link below as an example but you can get cheaper brands too:
Hmm if you dont mind me asking, what is your body weight?Already ridden an MT-07. Lovely bike but at 80mph I felt like I was in a hurricane. Also lacks the slipper clutch and that 180 hoop on the back is a bit unnecessary. Very soft suspension on the pre 2018 models too. The ninja 650 might just be the perfect all rounder for me.
Naked bikes ought to come with a warning about how bad wind blast will really be at speed. I ordered a windscreen for my naked Street Triple, if it doesn't help enough, it's a goner I'm selling it. It's a Puig and the largest thing currently available, but it's still a rather small windscreen, and certainly nothing like a full front fairing.Already ridden an MT-07. Lovely bike but at 80mph I felt like I was in a hurricane.