After a fun weekend riding motorcycles and eating good in LA it was time to head back so I drove to Reseda and picked up this sweet 1000 miles new Kawasaki Ninja 650. It's a 2014 with only 1,000 miles so it' hasn't been ridden much so I will give it a good once over before riding this beauty around.
After getting back to SF we detailed the bike at Autobody Detail Specialist and then found a space in our dealership Trustworthy Motors. Chain needs a little lube before riding, but other than that everything checks out. Need to do something with the ugly OEM rear fender so stay tuned for that!
The Ninja 650 in this iteration is probably the most underrated middleweight sport tourer out there. It get fantastic gas mileage, comfy seating position, and the venerable Kawasaki 650 twin found it just about all of their middle weight bikes these days. Having owned a Versys 650 the similarities are noticeable, but the Ninja definitely looks and feels more "sporty" so a test ride in the future should be fun!