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Compare the 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R vs 2006 Suzuki Katana 750. The 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 500R has an MSRP of $5,049, while the 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R has an MSRP of $6,299, 2006 Suzuki Katana 750 has an MSRP of $6,999.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer Kawasaki Kawasaki Suzuki
Model Ninja Ninja Katana
Year 2006 2006 2006
Class Sport Sport Sport
Country of Origin Japan Japan Japan
MSRP $5,049

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$6,299

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$6,999

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Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 2 4
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 11.3:1 10.7:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 498 649 750
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid / Air Liquid Air / Oil
Engine Type Parallel Twin Parallel Twin Horizontal In-line
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 30.5 30.9 31.1
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.5 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.1 4.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 3.9 4.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 4.7
Trail (in) 3.6 4.2
Width (in) 27.6 29.9 29.9
Wheelbase (in) 56.5 55.3 57.7
Length (in) 82.5 84.3
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.8 4.1 5.3
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2006
Year 2006 2006 2006
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Sport Sport
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 388 392 465
 

Transmission

     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 

Brakes

     
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Dual Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 130/70 R17 160/60 ZR17 150/70 ZR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17 120/70 ZR17 120/70 ZR17
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2006 Kawasaki Ninja 500R vs 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R vs 2006 Suzuki Katana 750