Test riding 3 Ninjas, Ninja 300, Ninja 636, Ninja 650. All had abs brakes, was a fun day. Visit www.bowcyclecalgary.com/ to check out their bikes.

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    • Jordan Enriquez Bitch Nigga
      Jordan Enriquez Bitch Nigga

      I bought myself a 2009 ninja 650r for my first motorcycle and honestly I am not too bad iv had it for just under a month and iv put like 950 miles on it I recommend getting one if your new just look up other Moto vlogers videos on what no to do and what to do that helped me out a lot but then again I did have a 49cc moped when I was like like 8 and I loved riding that thing

      about 1 year ago
    • n2o4me
      n2o4me

      I just purchased 2016 Ninja 650 brand new , Kawi has very good promotions right now ! I'd have to agree with your opinion , I also took those 3 bikes out and the 650 suited me better for what I need .

      about 2 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to n2o4me

      yes, the 650 has the power, torque and good handling and seating, plus good pricing value

      about 2 years ago
    • Kirk
      Kirk

      Thanks for posting this video. It is a valid comparison between the three bikes. I see this was posted a couple of years ago, but the essentials have not changed. However, comparing these three bikes is a little "apples and oranges" in that the machines are designed for different riders and different purposes - but I believe you captured the pros and cons of each. I have been riding for 40 years, so like you - plenty of experience on different bikes. I ride a cruiser. But I found that the big beast wasn't much fun in tight places and heavy traffic - so I bought a Ninja 650 ABS as my city bike. I found the same thing as you; at first the shifting seemed clunky to me as well. That changes once you get used to the clutch and learn how to put the 650 through its paces. It took me a little while to adjust to the friction points and find the sweet spots going through the gears. All I am saying is that the 650 is not supposed to shift like a cruiser. I recommend the Ninja 650 to anyone who wants all the sport and also enjoys the rideability. Great work!

      about 2 years ago
    • Jackson Smythe
      Jackson Smythe

      Needed to drop a gear or two for the ninja 300. That's where the power is.

      about 2 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Jackson Smythe

      Agreed

      about 2 years ago
    • Little Lionn
      Little Lionn

      was the 636 automatic??

      about 2 years ago
    • Rob
      Rob In reply to Little Lionn

      Alexander Forest almost no motorcycles are automatic

      about 2 years ago
    • Little Lionn
      Little Lionn In reply to Little Lionn

      +poisedonis I couldn't see the clutch at first lol. thanks thoo

      about 2 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Little Lionn

      not auto, standard, but the gears change nice

      about 2 years ago
    • Tino Costa
      Tino Costa

      That's my brand new NINJA 650 OSS! :)

      about 2 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Tino Costa

      Cool

      about 2 years ago
    • flip inheck
      flip inheck

      What is it with those horrible exhausts silencers in Canada, they do not have those monsters in the UK.

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to flip inheck

      +flip inheck Not sure

      about 3 years ago
    • Ferry Gunadi
      Ferry Gunadi

      If you ride a Ninja 300, you'll need to give it a hard revs everytime. It loves them up high in 10-12K rpm. That's just the way you can enjoy the bike, and again the 300 loves screaming so hard. So don't baby it.


      Also I'm kinda curious of how you took off. I own the same bike and it doesn't need THAT high to go off. A nice 3-4K rpm is good enough for it to launch.

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Ferry Gunadi

      +MBG Yes consider the ninja 650

      about 3 years ago
    • Ninja MBG
      Ninja MBG In reply to Ferry Gunadi

      +poisedonis that's weird the bike may have had a problem with the clutch cable? mine you just need to give it slight gas you can find the biting point on the clutch and it will roll but i will say it doesn't like to cruise anything under 3k and regularly i stay at 6k at speed ...8k+ to give it full gas accelerate. deff a funny bike. some day ill upgrade to a bigger bike

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Ferry Gunadi

      +TheJazzluvr It's funny, we had a 2009 Ninja 250, and I never had any problems, in fact it rode better than the cbr250r, nice and smooth, I guess a new bike and starting on a hill, so looks bad that way.

      about 3 years ago
    • Rogue Warrior
      Rogue Warrior

      i'll admit the 636 is not the most comfortable bike..after a while your ass will be numb...wrists will ache but if you want a little rocketship that bike will surely take off when you WOT it

      about 3 years ago
    • JustGamer
      JustGamer In reply to Rogue Warrior

      Grip with your thighs while riding, I own a 2014 Ninja 636 and my wrists have never been sore after riding. My butt and lower back though lol that's a different story.

      about 2 years ago
    • Joel
      Joel

      zx6r- too uncomfortable

      r6- seat seam to wide/ I have to balance the bike in a weird way while in a stop

      cbr600rr- most comfortable out of the other 600cc's

      ninja 250r- perfect fit

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Joel

      +slashers32 yes ninja 300 is very comfortable

      about 3 years ago
    • HentzReef
      HentzReef

      Just purchased a 2011 Ninja 650r with only 3,000 miles on it. Coming from dirtbikes and quads, this is my first street bike. I must say, I can't stay off of it! Extremely comfortable. I'm 23, 6'0 and 175lbs. I didn't want to lay on my gas tank, nor did I really want a cruiser. This bike is the perfect mix with the upright positioning and the smooth engine but will take off if you get on it. I had total buyer's remorse right when I bought it.. Until I rode it lol. Anyone looking for a first bike or even wants something sporty with power and comfort, the Ninja 650r is your bike.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jonathan Turek
      Jonathan Turek

      Just picked up mine today. A blue 2013 Ninja 650 for only $4500 with less than 1000 miles on it. Hell of a steal if you ask me. I love it so far! Very comfortable and plenty of power. It's a good upgrade for anyone who started out on a 250 like I did. Great gas mileage and insurance is cheap too.

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Jonathan Turek

      yes, a long wait

      about 3 years ago
    • Thatgoo3y
      Thatgoo3y In reply to Jonathan Turek

      +Po Russki I started on a 2012 650 and I was just fine. Be very respectful of your throttle and you wont ever have to "outgrow" the bike. It is very maneuverable and has just enough power for you to get out of any bad situations. Have confidence, don't be afraid of the bike, take it slow, and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck getting your first bike if you haven't already!

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Jonathan Turek

      yes, it's good, not too powerfully, but nice smooth torque

      about 3 years ago
    • Po Russki
      Po Russki In reply to Jonathan Turek

      +Jonathan Turek What about starting out on a 650?

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Jonathan Turek

      Very nice, ride safe amigo

      about 3 years ago
    • JavanteBattle
      JavanteBattle

      Did you get up to 130mph on the 650??

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to JavanteBattle

      Cool, agreed

      about 3 years ago
    • treetrimmerguy1977
      treetrimmerguy1977 In reply to JavanteBattle

      +21javante I just bought my wife a new, no miles 2013 650. you're not supposed to drive this hard during break in period, but I did get it up to 125 for a brief moment on the way home. I've heard you shouldn't baby a new engine for break in, and that you should actually push it a little. It's supposed to help the pistons seat properly, and give you longer engine longevity, and s bit more hp than engines that are babied like the manufacture tells you to. I broke in my Ninja 1000 according to the way you're supposed to, and I'm gonna try this bike out the hard break in way. I guess I'll find out huh?

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to JavanteBattle

      +21javante Hmm may be hard to reach that speed on the 650

      about 3 years ago
    • DJB
      DJB

      love the 636 definitely will be my next bike I'm coming from a ninja 300 just love the look and feel of the supersports.

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to DJB

      +Drake Bond it is nice for sure

      about 3 years ago
    • Jason McCombs
      Jason McCombs

      Excuse the noob question but why does the 636 have more hp? Inline motor?

      about 4 years ago
    • Jason McCombs
      Jason McCombs In reply to Jason McCombs

      +Jeff Noël thank you.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jeff Noël
      Jeff Noël In reply to Jason McCombs

      +WannaBeast123 inline 4. The whole body is different too. Quite a fun package.

      about 3 years ago
    • Dylan Dylan Bittick
      Dylan Dylan Bittick In reply to Jason McCombs

      +WannaBeast123 636 has about 130hp, while the 650 has about 70hp
      both great bikes

      about 3 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Jason McCombs

      +WannaBeast123 Ya must be

      about 4 years ago
    • c wff
      c wff

      just got a 2012 650 yesterday fora fair price one owner, first bike..I hope I like as much as you, I am 6' 3" so it works well for me imo

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to c wff

      +c wff Yes, it's a good ride

      about 4 years ago
    • Zach Baker
      Zach Baker

      Im 17 just got a cbr 600.. I love it handles amazing. The Kawasaki 636 is perfect balance of power for a beginner.. I rode my buddies yesterday it was quite fun. But if you want power and propee gearing the cbr 600 is amazing.

      about 4 years ago
    • Bitch Please
      Bitch Please

      I m 6'3 and 95 kg and I just turned 18y/o
      Should I get ninja 650?

      about 4 years ago
    • MySonNarkoman
      MySonNarkoman In reply to Bitch Please

      Get a civic

      about 3 years ago
    • Jaden Bass
      Jaden Bass

      The 636 seems like a good upgrade from a 650. I am.getting a 650 as my first bike

      about 4 years ago
    • Rhonda Mohlman
      Rhonda Mohlman In reply to Jaden Bass

      did you get one?

      about 3 years ago
    • Panda Life
      Panda Life

      I have a 650 and a 250. Ridden on a 600. I prefer my 650 where the torque is more balanced between the low and high rpms than a 600. The 250 just isn't enough power imo. I ride daily, so comfort of the 650 was another deciding factor. I don't usually ride 100+ mph so I don't use the majority of the power on a 600 anyways. Of course ill disclose that I started on a 650, a good balance of a bike with enough power and forgiving enough than if I had started on a 600.

      about 4 years ago
    • cbr9927
      cbr9927

      I just got the 14 Ninja 650 coming from a 13 CBR500R. I love this motor, its is quite a bit more powerful than my old bike. 50 percent more HP and that sweet torque everywhere. Just don't like the high pegs, will change as my only mod to my new bike.

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to cbr9927

      ya, I like em both but the 650 does have that nice torque

      about 4 years ago
    • TheFishman24
      TheFishman24

      the ninja 300 is a great bike all round i just got the 2014, cheering.

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to TheFishman24

      I agree

      about 4 years ago
    • Christopher Ring
      Christopher Ring

      I've actually had all 3, well it was a 600 zx6r, and I like the 300 the best.  The power of the zx6r was awesome and it is a blast to ride, but the ergonomics are not comfortable over a longer ride and insurance was very high.  Not sure about Canada but in the US the insurance on a Japanese supersport is crushing, too many squids buy more motorcycle than they can handle and end up crashing out.  So I went to a 650 which was fine wasn't as flickable and sporty as the zx6r but it was a lot easier to drive in traffic.  Guy in a camper backed into it and crunched it while it was parked, so I had to get another bike.  Then I got the 300 with the insurance payout.

      The 300 has a split personality, extreamly sedate below 6000 rpms but very lively above 6000.  The bike turns very fast and very precisely which makes it fun on the twisty's. If you get the engine up on top of the rev range the power is there, not like a supersport but you have wind the engine up.  I liked this because the bike doesn't surge in traffic or around town which is great for commuting.  Then on the weekend wind it up and let it rip through the mountains.

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Christopher Ring

      Yes the Ninja 300 really is plenty enough

      about 4 years ago
    • Lemond
      Lemond

      May I ask your opinion, I'm a new rider ( Age: 16 Height: 5'11 almost 6'0 without boots Weight: 110 ) do you think this bike will be to big for me? I'm just worried if I go with this bike it will be to big for me since I'm lightweight and short and a new rider. Any input is much appreciated! 

      about 4 years ago
    • OfficialAirAssault
      OfficialAirAssault

      May I ask your opinion, I'm a new rider ( Age: 16 Height: 5'2 without boots Weight: 110 ) do you think this bike will be to big for me? I'm just worried if I go with this bike it will be to big for me since I'm lightweight and short and a new rider. Any input is much appreciated!

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to OfficialAirAssault

      Ya but the Yamaha r3 may be worth looking at

      about 4 years ago
    • Chicken Strangler
      Chicken Strangler In reply to OfficialAirAssault

      +OfficialAirAssault If were talking about a beginner bike then i would get the ktm rc390. looks good, skinny, and has a low cost. MSRP is about 5,500 so im sure you could buy one used for even cheaper and then sell it for the same value.

      about 4 years ago
    • Anthony Ewing
      Anthony Ewing In reply to OfficialAirAssault

      +poisedonis ou could give some to me for free if you'd like :p

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to OfficialAirAssault

      I'd still like to buy a ninja 650, but have too many motorcycles in the garage atm.

      about 4 years ago
    • Aesop70
      Aesop70 In reply to OfficialAirAssault

      Did you ever check the Ninja 650 out? Let me know.

      about 4 years ago
    • Whitehorze
      Whitehorze

      636 is still a racebike. Great for barhopping or track days but the older you get , the less comfortable it gets. The 650 is a street / touring bike that's WAY more comfortable for those of us with arthritis.

      about 4 years ago
    • Myles Prower
      Myles Prower

      It's not so much the high revs to get the 300 going, the clutch takes a long while to bite.

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Myles Prower

      Agree

      about 4 years ago
    • OhSoInsane
      OhSoInsane

      Calgary? :P

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to OhSoInsane

      Good choice

      about 4 years ago
    • OhSoInsane
      OhSoInsane In reply to OhSoInsane

      Sweet, same here. Getting a 650R soon

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to OhSoInsane

      yes

      about 4 years ago
    • Digitalbumpin
      Digitalbumpin

      I owned a 2008 Ninja 650R and I am buying a new 2014 650.  It is one of THE best bikes you can own.  A real hidden gem.  People like to snub it because it's not an inline 4 and you actually sit in a comfortable position on it but I have never had someone take a ride on mine and get off not wanting one.

      about 4 years ago
    • Dan Gallant
      Dan Gallant

      Thank you for this video. I am torn between the 636 and the 650. I like the sound of the 636 more...

      about 5 years ago
    • Aesop70
      Aesop70 In reply to Dan Gallant

      +24sevenccRider Not sure if you got one yet, but I have a 2014 Ninja 650. I rode it from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Laughlin, Nevada and it was great. It was about 9 hours, and we stopped half way. I had no issues at all on this bike. 

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Dan Gallant

      +LIVINGCHURRO I agree
       

      about 4 years ago
    • Ragey Ryan
      Ragey Ryan In reply to Dan Gallant

      Yea 650 way more comfortable. Your back wont be crying like it would on a 636

      about 4 years ago
    • poisedonis
      poisedonis In reply to Dan Gallant

      yes the 650 would def be better for that

      about 4 years ago
    • 24sevenccRider
      24sevenccRider In reply to Dan Gallant

      I'm having a hard time deciding between a 636 or 650 too. I am leaning towards the 650 though because I plan on going on lots of long road trips and I want to be comfortable. 

      about 4 years ago