Hey everybody, it's Peter, and in this video we are gonna review the 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650. And right up front, I'm a huge fan of this bike and it's improved for 2023. So we're gonna talk about the differences. We're gonna talk about things and there are some new colors to celebrate. We'll get to them in one second. But first of all, I'm filming here at Jim Gilbert's Wheels and Deals, Jim Gilbert's Power Sports, and they give me complete access to their entire vehicle lineup. So if you have questions about this bike or you just want to follow it and learn more, this is not the only video I'm gonna make on these bikes. I'm gonna be able to make more and more and more. So make sure you subscribe if you're interested in these bikes and let me know on the comments if there's something that I didn't cover in this video that you want to know about, let me know because I'll answer you both in the comment section and in future videos.
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So like I said, I'm excited about the spike, I'm perfectly happy to make more videos on it, uh, because I like it. Uh, but we're gonna talk about this. So first of all, before we go too far, I've got my cam or my computer off screen here because let's talk about the colors and Kawasaki colors, really hard to memorize names of. So over here far left side we have the metallic matte graphine steel gray slash ebony. So in other words, Ebony, the black color and the gray color is called that. This one here really stands out. I really like this one here and I'm gonna have to make a little click on my screen here. This one is called Pearl robotic white Metallic Flat stone Raw, sorry, metallic flat, raw graystone and ebony, which I'm gonna call white, but it actually is white and orange. And I didn't hear anything about orange in there cuz I don't think flat raw graystone, I think that's what this is, is different than the little bit of orange in there. Really cool color. We're gonna choose that one probably mainly in this video. This one here is the K R T edition. Normally the K R D K R T paint job is a little bit more expensive. Lemme put my computer back here for a second. Normally this is a little bit more expensive and you can feel that extra paint. You know the extra cost of that when you feel sort of on here. All of these um, colors are sort of clear coated in right here on the naming and on the side we'll show you that a little bit later And you can still see the same thing here. The Kwa sag here is right underneath the clear coat, whereas this one not so much.
It feels maybe more like a sticker, that kind of thing. But that pearl color really looks good. It looks good in the sunshine. When I do a video again on these, we'll get 'em outside and the sunshine we'll show you. And I will say that this color here, this gray color here does not appear to be the same color as that gray down there. Now I could be wrong but it doesn't seem to list that like that. So really kind of a cool standout color. And that's just the colors. There's lots of features on these bikes and I've always been a fan of the 400 and I felt like the 400 was just so close to the six 50 for most people's riding. I feel like now they're stepping it up. First of all, you've got some better colors. There are certainly reasons to move to the six 50, but they've added traction control for 2023 and the overall package here is a really good package, better tires, great dash.
So we're gonna talk about all those differences that really separate it from that 400 now and really make it a really good, they also handle wealth, they're just a lot of fun and they give you the look that you want. They've really nailed the look of these. When you see these things in person, it's hard to show on screen and on camera and just, you know, general internet research. But when you see these things in person, they really stand out as kind of that sport bike you've been dreaming about. These ones really give you that. So let's get in depth with these ones. I'm probably gonna use just this white one here as my main one, but if there's other things you wanna see, I'll try try to get some pictures at the end of the video, uh, showing all the colors and uh, we'll go from there. So let's dig in. Alright, so before I go too far, I just wanna make sure that I was clear. I don't remember if I said this, but the gray model is about $300 cheaper than this model and the krt. So like I said, K R T usually costs more. This one is extra $300 and like I said, I think there's value there for the paint scheme, it is what it is. And then the gray one of course is more of that entry level. If you like the gray, you can save 300 bucks and uh, if you like these ones, there is a bit of a cost, but I think there's value in that. So let's talk about the six 50 and where it's placed in the lineup and just in general MO cycling. So first of all, you're getting full ninja race bike styling, but this isn't a ninja race bike.
So there's a couple options. There's the ZX65R, which is more expensive, significantly faster and much less comfortable. I've done a video on that already. And now for 2023 there will be the ZX4R and the ZX4rr. There're not a whole lot difference in price than this. I have to double check that exact spec, but a lot of time it's kind of in the realm of this one. Now that one's gonna be a very limited edition, it's gonna be hard to get and that 400 ZX r r is a four cylinder. This is still a two cylinder. That four cylinder is going to be likely more powerful, probably a lot less torque than this, but it's gonna have more horsepower than this. Uh, and that is in that full race tuck position. Now the thing I find with this is a lot of us have dreamed of Kawasaki sport bikes of owning one and then we get into that Z lineup that Z, Zfour and you find that they're just not that comfortable for everyday riding.
So what this bike is, is an absolutely perfect street sport bike that you can take to the track but it's comfortable and it's really, they do a good job of comfort for on a lot of fronts here. So first of all, here's my seating position. You have an appropriately sporty kind of lean to it, but there's not a lot of weight on your wrist. You're not way down like this. So if you see the XX six this video than I did, the handlebars are down here. That's my upright riding position on that. So you still have essentially clip-ons here, but you're sitting more upright and much more comfortable. The passenger seat also is an upgrade over most of the sport bikes in this class, uh, or in in the Kawasaki lineup. Even the 400 has a smaller seat. You're not gonna be taking a ton of passengers on the 400. This one you can take a passenger with some comfort and it's still, you know, for a sport bike, it's still sport bike, very comfortable. Obviously the, probably the versus six 50 is the best engine like this with a passenger, same engine, uh, if you're taking a passenger regularly but staying right here, you have a nice sporty kind of feel to it. All the controls are in here. We're gonna look at the dash, you have a TFT display, we're gonna talk about that kind of thing. But you can see here the sporty position. Your legs
Are nice and tucked up high. You can really lean this bike over in a corner and have some fun with it. We're gonna talk about the tires, which are again an upgrade over something like the 400, which give you a little bit more sporting capability. There's a lot of pieces in this that give you the sporting com sporting capability while still being very comfortable and I think that's a real key piece to this bike. So let's start digging into some of those sporty components. Then we're gonna take a look at some of the technology in this and then we're gonna come back and sort of wrap up with sort of an overview of a number of different things. So let's start at the front wheel. So as we take a look at the front wheel here, there's a few things I wanna point out. First of all, just talk about a style thing.
You have this sort of orangey color that's also on the top of the tank. We'll show you that a little bit later. A lot of time when there's a deckle on the wheel and a lot of these bikes, they have it sort of in one section and then dashed in another section. It's completely way around all the way around here. I kind of like it, it looks pretty cool. It may not look as cool on camera but it, when you see the bike from a distance in person, it just kind of gives you that little bit of an offset from the tire to the rim. The black rim there. You've got thin spoke rim, so you've got some nice lightweight rims here as well. And then you've got a lot of things going for you for overall sporting capability style. A lot of things they do right here.
So let's just talk about sporting capability first. You have the road sport two tires. Now I'm gonna be honest, this one kind of bothers me. The Ninja six 50, the uh, Z650, the Z650Rs. They use these road sport two tires. I just bought the Zed 900 Rs, the SE model, which is supposedly the sporting edition, the special edition. Um, it's got upgraded brakes, upgraded suspension, and it doesn't have as good tires as this. So you've got really good sporting tires here and you can actually feel the difference in the rubber here. So they're probably a dual compound here. A firmer rubber up top here, which is gonna give you good uh, durability, good wear. And then down here you can really feel on the side. This is definitely a grippy rubber. So good tires here. And again that plays into the how you're gonna be riding this.
You can really lean this bike over the foot. Pegs are nice and high and you've got the tires to do it down here with the the disc brakes. You've got a few things going on as well. You've got the pedal style rotors. Now we've kind of figured out over time we used to talk about these pedal style rotors. They dissipate heat and while they do what they, what Kawasaki is doing is they're moving away from some of these pedal style rotors in some of their bikes. Something like the Ninja 1000, obviously more power than this. It actually has the sort of the round rotors. No, no indent on the outside. This pedal style on the outside. So really these are about style, although the drilled holes there, they're about ventilation as well. So I, I kind of like that they did the style like this because it just makes it look like a sport of your bike.
They're just, they're cool style, they work well and of course it's a dual disk system so it's a step up from the 400 where you have a single disk, now you've got dual disk. So you've got better breaking capacity, not just for a little bit extra weight and a little bit extra speed, but just overall for that better breaking feel. And of course these are abs brakes. So we're gonna talk about the abs and traction control system in a second here. So keep that all in mind. That's all part of giving you a really sporty, advanced kind of riding feeling here. And then just nice little aerodynamic details here. And again, I love this color in person. You have to see in person. It doesn't film as well as it looks in person.
So I kind of zoomed in awkwardly on the bike right now just because I wanna show you some things and sometimes they're harder to show The body work here is styled great, it looks great in person. You've got a lot of little details of little fins of extra things that just make it visually interesting. And that's one of those things when you're designing cars or bikes, it's the little details that give you that visual interest. So when you're looking at it, it's the kind of bike when you get off it, you're gonna walk away from it, you're gonna look back at it. But it also, in addition to the style has some practical benefits. So the styling here does wrap in, which means when your knees are over here, you've got a little bit of extra wind protection here on the cold days. Not only is it more aerodynamic, it also like I said can keep some of the little bit cooler wind off you just a little bit.
You're still out here but you've got some protection in there. As we're looking down here, one of the things I really like here is sort of an underrated thing. A lot of people don't realize that most of the exhaust from emissions controls from an emissions control standpoint is now done on a lot of bikes underneath here. You don't need the tailpipe anymore. So what they do on the Ninja six 50 here is they bring it down and put it underneath and they just have give you a little stubby thing there. So that does a couple things for you. First of all, from a style perspective, it allows you to see this really cool swing arm down here. Not a straight uh, you know, square tube. It's got some style to it, it's got some sporting function, it shows off your rear disc brake here with those abs uh, sensor down there.
It just looks really cool. But the other thing it does is it takes the heaviest components of all this stuff and instead of sticking them up high into the side, it takes them right underneath the bike. That's all gonna contribute to a really good handling bike because you've got the weight down low and centralized, which is really good. They do the same thing with a suspension here, you can barely see it. They used to put suspension down here on older bikes and they move it all the way forward. So it's all up in here sort of buried into the body work, which again moves that weight forward, keeps it low centralized and it's a good, you know, monoshock there. And then I'm not gonna sort of advocate for tail tail tidies. I mean some people want them, some people don't. But if you did get a tail tidy on this, you can see you've got a nice sort of stubby rear end here which really kind of exposes the wheel and gives you that sporty look and kind of again centralizes that weightt. Good passenger seat, which we already talked about. You also have rubber foot, um, pads for both the driver and the passenger in here and little extra hook down here if you had a little cargo net. Now of course there's a lot of ways to mount um, cargo to these types of seats. Lots of manufacturers have come out with sort of aftermarket stuff. I think Kawasaki has a tail bag as well that'll fit on this. But lots of options to take some, some luggage if you want. So now let's talk about this engine. This is a parallel twin liquid cooled engine that they use in just about everything and when they use it in everything else, they talk about it as the Ninja six 50 engine. Now it's on various states of tune for most uh, bikes. Sometimes there's a couple horsepower difference here and there. But at the end of the day the reason they call it the Ninja 650 engine is cuz it was designed for this bike. It is both a torkey engine, which is really good and it has good high-end power. It's a really, really good
Street sport bike, uh, street sport engine. So again, on a racetrack people can take these through the racetrack, you can do that. But really where that power band is good is on the street a lot of time. A super sport bike really has no torque down low and you have all your horsepower way up high and by the time you're up that high, um, you know you're well beyond speed limit. So this makes it a really fun to drive, uh, unit that also gives you great power, pretty good efficiency as well. And again, that weight is all centralized. They use it in this, they use it in everything. I had this on the verse six 50 that I own for a number of years. It's a lot of fun. Let's step back out, we'll talk about some technology. Alright, so when we talk about technology, let's talk about the traction control, which is new this year.
Now there's various types of traction control in the Kawasaki lineup. So this one, what it has is we mentioned those ABS sensors and you probably can't see 'em from that shot. Maybe I'll take a picture here and show you. There's a little bit of a, you know, slotted piece here on the disc brakes, that's your ABS sensor. And the software can also use that for traction control. So the way it works on a bike like this is it senses how fast, say the rear wheel is moving and it compares it to the front wheel and it kind of knows, okay, we're not slipping here so this bike isn't really gonna do a power slide out in normal dry road conditions. Uh, you'd have to, you know, really dump that clutch and really get at working to do that. But you will find um, cer certainly in wet weather that you can have some slippage there.
So you have the ability for the bike itself before you can even sense it to be able to start reacting to what's going on with wheel speed. Now this is also a bike that's not gonna accidentally power wheely. It's something that you know, it can do wheelies but it's not gonna totally surprise you unless you're really dumping that clutch and that kind of thing. On something like the Ninja 1000, they have the IM u the IM U is not on this bike that senses lean angle over all kinds of different angles and also can sense that uh, bike comes up. So do you have wheely control with traction control essentially, again, I'm speaking for myself, not for Kawasaki, but essentially you still have some of that wheely control here, which again, this bike's not gonna power wheely without you really kind of wanting to wheely. But because when you do something like a wheelie, it's gonna sense this speed is you know, spinning at a or this wheel spinning at a certain speed and this wheel is slowing down. In other words, the ground's not pushing it. It will sense that and it is able to help you bring that wheel back down. So if you're concerned about doing a wheelie cuz you're aggressive and that kind of thing, that tractor control can help you. But mostly what it's gonna do is keep those slides a little bit more under control, especially in poor weather. Uh, I drove a bike with this engine again, it was a verus it was a heavier bike, didn't really find the need for tractor control in really dry conditions. But absolutely when the tires are cold, uh, it is something that you could want with the amount of power on this bike and uh, having it is just such a great safety feature. So we're gonna show you how the electronics set that up in here now, but that's how it kind of works as far as a mechanical piece. So now we're
Looking at dash of the Ninja 650 and this is a TFT display and a lot of time I try to move the glare from the studio lights outside of the area here. But with these TFT displays I kind of like to show you with some glare here because you can really see first of all, a camera doesn't film a screen as nearly as clearly as your eyes can see that screen. So I wanna be clear on that even though you still see some glare with the camera from a visual perspective, using my actual eyes instead of the camera, you can really see that this is a clear easy-to-read display. So first of all you've got a tack that springs nice and wide here. Uh, so you can really kind of tell at a glance where you are. You can set this up to flash at a certain RPM if you want it to warn you before you hit red line or something like that, which is helpful, but let's just stay with that traction control for a second there.
So right now you can see K T R C Kawasaki, which is a K T R for traction, C for control. Uh, K T R C is their brand name for their traction control. You can see it sitting there. I'm gonna press the select button here and then I can move it up to off or I can move it down to level one or level two so you can see level two and I can select that. So what's nice is you can adapt this and do it while you're riding. I'll show you the controller in a second on the left hand handlebar, we're gonna leave it at one right now, which is probably how I would drive this bike all the time. Now of course if you want to turn it off, you absolutely can. Um, but what's nice is if you reach a stretch of road where maybe it's just some rainfalls or something like that on the fly, you can set up the traction control to work with you to make sure that you've got some extra protection when you need it and uh, you can back it off if you want as well.
So again, nice to have that layer of protection. But let's talk about the rest of this dash here. You've got everything you need. So using the same selection switch but a different style, well again, we'll show you that switch in a second here. I'm gonna show you some of the information down in here. So I'm gonna cycle down here. You can see at the left side you got trip A, we just came from, sorry, we got trip A, trip B and you've got odometer right there. So again, that's this controller there. Trip a, trip B and the odometer and then I accidentally already switched this one. This is your average fuel efficiency. Now it's listed as kilometers per liter. If you're American it'll be miles per gallon. I believe there's a UK miles per gallon as well. I like switching mine to liters per hundred kilometers. So that's what I did on my bike here. But currently it's set up for kilometers per liter. That's your average efficiency. Then you have your range, then you have your average speed, which is nice to have as well total time. And then you have the battery volts and the instant, so instant here for instance fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency and then you cycle through the rest of them. There you always have a clock visible no matter what and uh, you have a temperature uh, gauge there, which reads its temperature as well. And of course your fuel gauge. This is a, actually I kinda like that it's low right now, shows you how it works. It is all of these bars will light up more white and then of course it'll be the last bar just lights when the last bar is flashing and your fuel light's flashing, then you're very, very low.
So you don't have to necessarily fill up just when you're on that last bar, but when it's flashing, that's your last indicator overall this dash is clear, it's crisp, it's easy to read and it gives you all the information you need at a glance. Of course, having traction control, you can tell at a glance if it's on and what level it's in. So you know whether your tires are cold or whether you're hitting, you know, areas where you think traction is gonna be an issue. You can just dial it up or down as you need to, which is really, really helpful. So I'm gonna pan just a little bit left here on one shot. This might be a mistake here, but let's just try that. This bike also does have a uh, availability of a 12 volt or USB port in there. So if you're planning mounting your phone somewhere, you can power it right through right there.
It's already kind of built in. That's another advantage of moving to the ninja from the Z650 here. Uh, you have that port there and again, unlike the Z650 on the ninja, your dash is mounted to the faring. It does not turn with the handlebars and that allows you to just have a, you know, sort of a nice consistent look there as well. We'll talk about the mirrors in a second here as well, but let's look at the controls first. All right, normally when I film the left side controls there's kind of a lot going on and I usually kind of zoom in closer, but I kind of wanna show you everything all at once here. So let's see if this works from a visual perspective and maybe I'll never do the skin. There is a little trigger switch right here. That trigger switch will flash your high beam.
These are L e D lights, we'll talk about the lighting in a second in this video. Uh, but if you just wanna get someone's attention you can just flash that back and forth or you can just flash the pass if you wanna lock your high beams on, you do it right there. Signal lights, this is all typical stuff. Again, we'll show you lighting, they're L E D lights, which is really cool horn down here and you do have a four-way flasher or hazard lights, which I think is really nice to have. So here's that selection switch. This is what's different. If you have this selection thing in the middle on a Kawasaki bike, that usually means you have traction control. So to get traction control to activate, I tap this and then I can move up or down to move the from level one or level two or off.
If I don't select this, this moves that odometer. So a trip, a trip B and odometer and this moves the bottom display. So upper display and bottom display. This was the fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency, the stuff we just showed you. So very intuitive once you figure out what you're doing can be confusing for a second or two, but once you're on the bike you can adapt it and without even thinking you've got everything you need right there. Now the reason I'm showing you this view is a couple reasons. You've got your clutch lever right here, which has the adjustable lever. So the adjustability is really nice to have because you can adjust it for reach, uh, five different areas here. And I believe you have the same 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, yes five on the uh, brake lever as well. So you've got the ability to adjust this for reach and the brake lever for each, which means this bike's gonna fit you.
Now I kept the mirror in the shot. You can see my camera that I'm filming with right now. The reason this is kind of nice to have the mirror here is as we zoom out just a little bit further, we're going on a full wide angle view. If you're in a full tuck position here, the mirrors on the ninja are in front of you. If you are on the Z650, the mirrors come up off here. And when you're in a full tuck position, your head is kind of in this area and you don't have mirrors. So one of the benefits of moving to the ninja is if you go in that tuck position, if you're gonna do racetrack days or you just wanna drive in that tuck position every now and then you still have your mirrors within view, which is something that's nice to have on a sporty bike. So before we move on to the lighting, let's just flesh out a couple things that we've seen. When you Have TFT display, you also have a level of smartphone connectivity, smartphone connectivity, uh, with your radiology app. So you do have some integration here. Ability to see when you have messages or emails or those kind of things and a number of other things. Various Kawasaki bikes have various levels of connectivity with that uh, system here. But like I said, you have that so it's available to you. So that's one nice feature to have and we'll do a video in the future about the radiology app. The other thing with the clutch lever, although it's adjustable, that's nice to have. It's also a slipper and assist clutch. And since you're buying this bike with traction control, traction matters to you, a slipper and assist clutch is also part of that traction system. So the way it works and on a slipper and cis clutch is if you're messing up a downshift it, it comes really from the racetrack.
But if you mess up a downshift or do a really aggressive downshift and dump that clutch on a bike without a slipper and a cis clutch, sometimes you can have enough engine braking that the wheel will essentially slide or go into a slide and that kind of thing. So you don't really want that. And I've done this on this type of bike, my verse six 50, I came into a corner hot and uh, you know, I took a tight corner, it was cold tires on a cold day dump that clutch and that bike that I had did not have a slipper and a cis clutch and the rear wheel just stepped out on me. Now it could have been worse. It's not a big deal if you're used to riding, sometimes you can, you know, do that on purpose, get that wheel to slide a little bit.
It's not the end of the world but the slipper and assist clutch instead of having that wheel slide on me. What it allows it to do is when it has a lot of engine braking, it'll allow the clutch to slip just a little bit on its own, which allows your wheel to stay in control and have good traction. So between the traction control and the slipper and assist clutch, you've got a number of things that are gonna help you maintain traction, which makes you drive faster on a racetrack and safer on the roads. Now the side benefit of that slipper and assist clutch is because of the design of it, it's able to have a lighter clutch pole lever, which makes this bike more enjoyable to drive in town because it doesn't have a really heavy clutch lever. It's just nice and easy to put in and out. And then, and then of course when you're zipping through the gears, your hand's not getting tired and you're really precise on that. So it's just good all the way around. So really nice features there. Now let's take a look at the lighting on this bike. So headlights are a little bit tough to film, but some of the older Kawasaki bikes used to have a, you know, low beam here and a high beam there. They've fixed that when they went to all L e D lighting. So all L E D lighting is good for a whole lot of reasons. One, it just looks cooler. Two, that whiter light is a little bit brighter, but it also is closer to daylight in color, which means when you're driving down the road, your eyes are used to seeing things and identifying things or your brain reads what your eyes are telling it, it iden your brain identifies things in a daylight color. That's what it's used to doing. So when you're driving at night, if you had a halogen light with that yellow tint, it actually takes your brain longer to decipher what you're seeing. This being closer to a white color, uh, daylight type color allows you to identify things early so you feel safer even if it's not brighter in lumens because
Your eyes are able to identify what you see right away. So of course this is the low beam right there. We're gonna flash that high beam for a second there. I don't know how well it's aimed just below the camera. So again, they don't film well. Uh, certainly very, very bright. If we were to aim it directly at the camera, you would see that. Now the other nice thing here is you have a full L e D turn signal. In fact we have hazard lights. Let's use them right here. And again on this bike on the ninja, they're built into the body work. Something like the Zed six 50, they're out on stalk. I think this looks cleaner, looks more modern. It's probably a little bit more aerodynamic, but it looks pretty cool. And again, those LEDs are that instant on, instant off. They just look really sharp.
So from a styling and safety perspective, things look good. Let's check the lights on the back now. So taking a look at the back here, of course you've got uh, this kind of cool design here with the taillight. It is a bright, bright L e D taillight, uh, and you know, bright light of course, right? So you've got the really nice bright light there. It gives us some style. Again, this bike's all about style as well as function. And you get both of 'em here. Those bright LEDs work well but they also give you that cool style and then four-way flashers or hazard lights. Again, you have something here that I don't have on my Z 900 Rs. These are proper L E D lights. So they're instant on, instant off. They're gonna catch your attention better than the incandescent lights in my mind. And they give you that fully modern look.
So you've got that full modern sport book. Look, the only thing I think they do wrong is I'm pretty sure this is an, yeah it is. It's an incandescent bulb on the, on the license plate light. Would've liked to see that one as an L E D light. Of course I'm sure the aftermarket could take care of that, but that is something that I would've liked to see here. Uh, given that everything else is L E d, so let's talk about who this bike is for. Now, normally at this point I talk about the features. We're gonna get to that in one second. But one thing I'll always leave out and you know, I think it's important too, if you want a bike that looks great, this 2023 ninja in these new colors, depending on the color scheme you want, it really does look great.
It looks the part, it looks sporty and it also drives the part. So again, this is not the XX four rr. This is not a super sport bike that's uncomfortable but extreme. This is a bike that is absolutely a blast to ride on the street everywhere. It handles really, really well. The way the weight is kind of sitting there. You've got the weight down low, the torness of this engine along with the good horsepower numbers and again they use this engine in everything. It's really, really good. Now one of the downfalls, you can really use this bike for everything. It's comfortable enough to do day tours or something like that. If you're doing two up touring and you wanna stay in this class, the verse six 50 is going to be a better option. You can come and check this bike out and compare it to the Zed six 50, which is essentially the same thing in my mind. Has a little bit less style but you may like that upright or that uh, different seating style. The handlebars are slightly different position, neither more or less comfortable, but it is slightly different. There's also the Zed six 50 Rs, which is a retro sport, still uses the engine, still uses the brake, still uses the um, suspension Of essentially this bike. But uh, that retro sport kind of looks. You've got a lot of options in the class in this uh, type of thing in this type of class. But this bike is all about someone who wants that sport bike feel sport bike look all the up-to-date technology because like I said something on the retro sport, it's got retro style gauges that RS model. This one you have the TFT display, which again, you still get in the verses you still get in the Z 650 as well. Adding traction control was a good feature to have on this bike. Between the tires, the upgraded brakes and the uh, TFT display, it does differentiate itself from the 400 as well as something like a little bit bigger passenger seat. Having more power, you can take a passenger probably more regularly than you might on something like the Ninja 400.
So it's really well placed in the lineup. If you want something that's peppy and energetic and really handles well, that 400 is there for you. But you're not just stepping up in power when you move to the 650, like I said, the better brakes, the better dash, a little better seating capacity and it's a slightly larger chassis. So you have a little more foot room here on the 400. The exhaust comes up here and it's, you know, if you have really large feet it can be really tight because it's giving that compact feel here. There's no exhaust there. So it fits larger riders well I'm just a huge, huge fan of this bike because I think it's really versatile, it's really comfortable and it's just a really good bike. So if you're interested in it, let me know. Let me know when the comments below if you ride it, if you like it, tell me what you like about it so we can kind of build a database of information.
And if you have questions, let me know in those comments section. Hit to subscribe, follow along cause we're gonna do more videos on this bike. And remember I'm filming here at Jim Gilbert's PowerSports. You wanna come see this. They have every color. I think they still have a couple 2022's in stock as well. So you can get some discounts there and see everything. 2020 twos will not have that traction control. Something to keep in mind. Uh, but yeah, you can come check them out here. And of course they give me complete access to their lineup, so I'll be able to make you more videos. Thanks everybody for watching and we'll catch you in the next one.