As the launch date of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R gets ever closer, at least two automobile related websites are claiming that the cost of the motorcycle will be Rs.4.5 lakhs ex-showroom in Delhi. While products in Delhi are clearly cheaper due to the nature of the tax structure, the news if true is a shocker. The Ninja 250R is priced at Rs. 2.7 ex-showroom and expectations of the 650R’s costs have been that it will be higher. In fact, a Probiking employee in one of the cities has suggested that the on road price of the Ninja 650R will be in excess of Rs. 6.5 lakhs. So if indeed the price being touted by the websites is true, it is great news for prospective customers of the 650R.