Normally, mention of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R would lead to thoughts of a mid-sized on-road tourer, though it was more popular in Europe than it was here in the States. Today, we feature something quite unexpected – a 650R that’s been seriously modified to tackle all kinds of terrain.
The powertrain is the same as the stock bike, so you get a parallel twin engine that produces 65 horsepower and 45 pound-feet of torque. But it seems like everything else has been changed. The front forks are from a Suzuki DRZ-400, the rear shock is from a Kawi Versys. Front headlights are from a Honda Ruckus, and the seat is a reshaped Harley Sportster unit. You’ll also get aftermarket parts like SW Motech handguards, Fastway pegs, and other goodies.
This specific Kawasaki Ninja 650R custom presents an interesting opportunity for you to take a project that arguably just needs cosmetics. Keep getting it dirty and having fun with it while you decide what you want it to look like. And you can enjoy what might just be the ruggedest passenger accommodations I’ve ever seen.
Find this Kawasaki Ninja 650R custom for sale here on ADVRider (registration required) for $2,900 near Nashville, Tennessee.