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Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 Comparison

Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs Yamaha YZF-R15

Find below the detailed motorcycle comparison of Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Yamaha YZF-R15, based on price, specifications, & other features. We have the Kawasaki Ninja 650 priced at ₱426,000 , while Yamaha YZF-R15 is priced at ₱164,000 . If we compare the technical specifications, Kawasaki Ninja 650 houses 649 engine whereas Yamaha YZF-R15 engine displacement stands at 155.

Overview Kawasaki Ninja 650 Yamaha YZF-R15
SRP*
(Manila)
₱426,000 ₱164,000
User Rating
Available Color(s)
Ninja 650 Colors
YZF-R15 Colors
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Gasoline
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Vehicle Type
Sport
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User Review Comparison

Kawasaki Ninja 650
  • K
    Kenneth Castillo May 12, 2020 for Kawasaki Ninja 650

    Do you get knocked down at the intense sporty look of a bike and can do anything to grab hold of such a beast? Then you ought to check out Read More

  • j
    Justine Jan 10, 2020 for Kawasaki Ninja 650

    All my life I have been riding single-cylinder bikes and finally, I could afford a big bike! After much research, I decided on the Ninja 650. I have only had Read More

  • J
    Jacob Nov 05, 2018 for Kawasaki Ninja 650

    I always loved having a sports bike. They look extremely sporty and I kind of liked the bulky look. My father promised me to get one after I pass my Read More

Yamaha YZF-R15
  • J
    John Paul May 11, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    This bike can be categorised as one of the brilliant bike of today with a notable update on engine quality. This is indeed one of the most powerful bikes that Read More

  • P
    Phillip Jan 21, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    I am really proud from the day I have bought Yamaha YZF-R15. This bike looks stunning. I love being behind the wheels and hitting the roads these days with an Read More

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    Aiman Oct 18, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha YZF R15 has an amazing road presence, and that’s one of the reasons why I purchased it in the first place. And every time I take it out Read More

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    Vince Sep 23, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    Go and get behind the wheel and the Yamaha yzf r15 will prove itself to be a cheerful bike. It gives a zippy and perky drive. It’s a bike which Read More

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    Abraham Aug 28, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    Yamaha YZF R15 is considered to be one of the few bikes in the market that has a significant road presence because of its sporty design language that reminds us Read More

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
Kawasaki Ninja 650

Track Beast

Refined engine

Aggressive styling

Yamaha YZF-R15

The new generation Yamaha YZF R15 has got a tremendous road presence, thanks to its sharp design language which is a straight derivative of the flagship Yamaha YZF R1. The front fascia with sleek LED headlamps as well as sporty rear end with LED tail lamp, along with sharply styled side profile gives it a much needed big bike appeal.

The four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 155cc engine of the Yamaha YZF R15 is by far the best 150cc engine on a motorcycle till date, for the performance and refinement it offers. With variable valve actuation, forged pistons and enhanced cooling system, the R15 feels energetic to ride in whatever the engine rpm is

Compared to the previous generation model, the new Yamaha YZF R15 is loaded with all the bells and whistles which a premium 150cc motorcycle should come with. The LED lights at front and rear, revamped and much informative fully digital instrument console and upside-down front forks do give it the feel of an expensive motorcycle

Kawasaki Ninja 650

Normal Suspension

Too sporty

Yamaha YZF-R15

While the LED headlamps at the front look very appealing with their white lighting pattern and sleek design, they do not have much powerful throw especially in darkest of conditions. Also, the daytime running lamps on the sides too are not much noticeable in bright daylight

Like the previous generation models, the Yamaha YZF R15 has a slightly uncomfortable pillion seat, which is too heightened for shorter pillion riders

The sporty suspension setup works wonders in making the Yamaha YZF R15 a great cornering machine. However, it is slightly stiff for tackling daily urban riding, which when taking the aggressive riding ergonomics into account, makes it slightly uncomfortable to ride in daily traffic conditions

Technical Specifications
Engine & Performance
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 15 L 11 L
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate Wet, Multi-Plate
Exhaust Pipes Single Exhaust Single Exhaust
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin, DOHC, 8 Valves Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, Liquid-Cooled, SOHC
Displacement 649 155
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Bore X Stroke 83 mm x 60 mm 58.0 x 58.7 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 11.6:1
No. Of Cylinder 2 1
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Valve Configuration DOHC SOHC
Lubrication System Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Wet Sump
Maximum Power 50.9 19
Maximum Torque 65.7 Nm 14.7 Nm
RPM at Maximum Torque 6500 8500
Dimension
Seating Capacity 2 2
Length 2115 mm 1990 mm
Width 740 mm 725 mm
Height 1135 mm 1135 mm
Kerb Weight 172 kg 137 kg
Wheel Base 1410 mm 1325 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm 170 mm
Seat Height 790 mm 815 mm
Category Sport Sport
Fuel & Ignition
Start Option Electric Electric
Ignition System Digital TCI
Fuel Supply System Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Gear & Transmission
Gear Box 6-Speed 6-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Electrical
Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Back Link Swing Arm
Wheels & Tyres
Front Wheel Size R17 R17
Rear Wheel Size R17 R17
Safety & Security
Safety & Security
Back Rest
Riding Modes Sport Street, Road
Leg Guards
Engine Check Warning
Pass Switch
Engine Immobilizer
Wheel Lock Front/back
Shutter Lock
Features
Console
Navigator
Side Stand Indicator
Tachometer
Speedometer Digital Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Display Screen
Fuel Gauge Digital Digital
Tripmeter
Brake
Front Brake Dual Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc
Electrical
Indicator Light
Head Lamp LED LED
Adjustable Headlights
Tail Lamp LED LED
Differentiating Features
Height Adjustable Seats
Chassis & Suspension
Seat Type Dual Stepped Dual Stepped
Body Frame Type Trellis Diamond
Side Wings

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