2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R User Review – Kawasaki introduces the new Ninja 400 at the Tokyo Motor Show. It’s a surprising bike and has a look that combines the excitement of a sporty ride with incredible ease of use.
Kawasaki announces the introduction of the new Ninja 400. The new 399cm3 sports engine performs better than its predecessor on the Ninja 300. Although the difference is only 100, the increased capacity is just one of the significant upgrades on the new model. More power and torque, improved chassis stability and new features in the suspension department will allow the new Ninja to challenge its competitors in a new arena.
Like the previous model, the “big sister” is not only characterized by optimal performance but has also been developed to offer easy and easy handling thanks to the evident weight optimization. With a lighter frame and streamlined design, the Ninja offers high stability and outstanding handling. Therefore, the new Ninja 400 is the ideal bike for those who are less experienced. Inspired by the powerful Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja 400 fits into the Ninja family. The volume and shapes that recall the style of the Ninja H2 give the feeling of being riding a bike with a higher displacement, protecting the rider’s body. Modern design, an even more comfortable driving position and the colors of the Kawasaki Racing Team complete this winning package. The Ninja 400’s price is not currently available; we will know something more about EICMA.
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2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R User Review
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“It is unfortunate Kawasaki chose to drop this model. It was a real winner. I bought my new ’09 several months ago, at over $600 below MSRP, and that was OTD. Wow, what a deal! I have owned several “real” sportbikes, including most recently a GSXR600 and an R6. The only differences between those and this are that they had way more power, and were way more uncomfortable. They did not handle any better, and the only reason you need all that power is if you want to go crazy fast on the street, or are drag racing it. Only a professional road racer could use that much power even on the track. The EX500 Ninja has more than enough power for any sane rider, Leaving a stop at full throttle it will suck your eyeballs down your throat. It will outrun most cars on the freeway, and out accelerate them.”
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“I’ve have had my completely stock bike up to a GPS verified 127 mph. Why would any sane person need to go that fast, let alone faster? Where the EX500 shines is “real” sports riding, which is all about handling on twisty roads, not top speed. The EX500 is much lighter than any 600/4 and handles beautifully. Even though this is not one of those “hardcore” sportbikes, I am 49 years old and made a few modifications to facilitate comfort and touring ability.”
“I installed a Corbin seat, GenMar handlebar risers (an extra 1-1/2”, makes a big difference) soft foam grips, and a Ventura Bike-Pak system for long distance riding, which can be done on this bike. I will probably keep this bike forever, or until I wear it out, there is simply nothing else out there like it. Since Kawasaki dropped the EX500, and Suzuki dropped the GS500, there is simply nothing else available for those who want a “softcore” sportbike instead of a street legal road racer. If you can still find a new one, buy it. Otherwise look for a nice used one. Unless you are an actual road race and intend to ride on the track, this is all the sportbike you will ever need.”
“I am very happy to do this 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R User Review. I’ve had my 500R for 14 days. I bought it with 2 miles, and except for this past weekend, all my miles are to work miles. I travel 50 miles r/t both interstate and a busy route with stopping and going on hills. I have to say for being short it’s by far the best option. I love it! It handles great it’s not too heavy, I lowered it 2 in. Easy to handle, and she pulls hard.”
“So, I bought my bike June 24, 2009. It took me three days to get the first 400 miles on it so I could go above 4000 RPM. It is my first sports bike; I rode a dual sport before. Plenty of power on the highway and up in the mountains. And it is a joy to ride in downtown as well.”
“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Ninja500r. I’ve been riding mostly cruisers for many years and wanted to try something different. This bike is light, agile, and just plain fun in every gear. So, It’s got enough power to keep you interested, but not enough to overwhelm a new rider. It’s quite comfortable on the freeway or the neighborhood streets. I look forward to many enjoyable miles this season.”
“I just took delivery of my 2009 500R a week ago, and I am very pleased. I have owned smaller and bigger bikes. I like this one better than all the other bikes I have owned. First, let me say don’t let its size fool you. It is darn quick on twisty roads. I can keep up with my friend’s 600.”
“That came as a bit of a shock to us both, and he rides very well in the twisties. On the straight-aways, it pulls hard. I changed the front sprocket and ran a true GPS 138 mph. Not bad for a 500R. Just a twist of the grip and this thing pulls hard at the seat of your pants. Comfort is great; much better than any similar bike that I have been on. Gas mileage is great. On an average day, I get 48 mpg. To sum it up, this is one great bike, and the price fits almost anyone’s range.”