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Turning Kawasaki ER6f (Ninja 650r) Into dual sport adventure bike.


Things done on the bike

PROTECTION & SAFETY

> Radiator guard (Custom Made)
> Coolant Reservoir Guard (Custom Made)
> Engine Crash Bar (Custom Made)
> SW Motech Engine Skid/Bash Plate
> Moose Racing Hand Guards

TOURING
> Side Stand Extension (Custom Made)
> Touring Wind Screen (Custom Made)
> Luggage pannier (with 15L additional Fuel carrying capacity) (Custom Made)
> Redline+ Gel Seat
> Headlights are Halogen H3/55W Dual Projector with Angel Eyes & KTM Duke Turn Indicator(Custom Made)
> Rear Indicator Bracket to Fit any Universal Turn Indicators & Specifically for KTM Duke indicator.(Custom Made)
> Mounting Bracket for Meter Console (Custom Made)
> Three Mode 10W CREE Auxiliary LED Projector Lights (Custom Made)
> Front Pirelli MT60 110/90-17 Tire
> Rear Kings 130/70-17 Tire
> Pro Taper handlebar
> 12V car & 5V USB Charger


This whole built/Mod is Bolt-on Kit for 2012 onwards Ninja 650


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Invictus across Indian Himalayas

Dear All

This summer I took Invictus for a 40 days, 6000+km ride across North Western Himalayas states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir in India.

Encountered dozen high mountain passes(5000+ mtrs) , loads of beautiful lakes,numerous water crossing, mountains, rivers, lakes, sun, rains, snow storm.... In all A SUMMER WELL SPEND !!!!

Route : Jammu - Manser lake - Dhar - Chamba - Sach Pass - Pangi Valley - Kishtwar - Sinthan Pass - Anantnag - Srinagar - Sopore - Wular Lake - Bondipore - Rajdhan Pass - Gurez Valley - Manasbal lake - Zoji la - Kargil - Batalic - Dah - Leh - Khardung La - Sumer - Panamik - Turtuk - Hunder - Agham - Wari La - Sakti - Chang La - Pangong Tso - Chushul - Rezang La Memorial - Loma - Mahe - Kyagar Tso - Tso Moriri (Korzok) - Sumdo - Tso Kar - Sarchu - Manali - Naggar - Mandi - Chandigarh - Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Indore - Nashik - Mumbai

Here is Link to my FB album
https://www.facebook.com/dipesh.shah826/media_set?set=a.10154455760440217.1073741860.518080216&type=1


Here are few pix from the ride

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Some great pics!

I gotta ask though, was that a wrecked bike? I hope so, otherwise, why start with a brand new bike and tear off all the nice body work for that ugly (though very useful) add-on stuff?
 

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I was looking at your thread and my dad looked over my shoulder, he absolutely loves your pics. I think hes always wanted to see those mountains in person, but he'll settle for the pics. Thanks for posting!
 

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Some great pics!

I gotta ask though, was that a wrecked bike? I hope so, otherwise, why start with a brand new bike and tear off all the nice body work for that ugly (though very useful) add-on stuff?
Because he was smart enough to recognize that Kawasaki built a nice platform, bit Kawasaki missed the boat on offering a true dual sport with this platform. Sometimes you have to build the bike you want and even if a company makes a bike, it usually requires many aftermarket parts to make it truly capable for adventure.

Some people get it and some people don't. When you see a view in person that on a few will see in their lifetime you will understand.
 

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No offense, but he could have started with a Versys and had a much better platform. IMO...the suspension travel alone is worth the difference in price for adventure use.
 

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@HilbillyKat - Sadly Kawasaki has not officially launched Versys in India. Even Ninja 650 non ABS cost US$10,000 in India. Only Adventure/Dual Sport motorcycles available in India are all above 800cc & starting from US$25000 for Triumph Tiger 800xc, BMW R1200GS is arnd U$50,0000.

Now i have my very own 650cc Dual Sport motorcycle in under US$12500. :)
 

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Because he was smart enough to recognize that Kawasaki built a nice platform, bit Kawasaki missed the boat on offering a true dual sport with this platform. Sometimes you have to build the bike you want and even if a company makes a bike, it usually requires many aftermarket parts to make it truly capable for adventure.

Some people get it and some people don't. When you see a view in person that on a few will see in their lifetime you will understand.
Thanks @twowheeladdict
 

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@HilbillyKat - Sadly Kawasaki has not officially launched Versys in India. Even Ninja 650 non ABS cost US$10,000 in India. Only Adventure/Dual Sport motorcycles available in India are all above 800cc & starting from US$25000 for Triumph Tiger 800xc, BMW R1200GS is arnd U$50,0000.

Now i have my very own 650cc Dual Sport motorcycle in under US$12500. :)
Don't they offer the KLR 650?
 

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The KLR is pretty much US only as far as I know.
And where does your information come from? I know in 2012 it was offered in Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Not sold in Europe because of Emission Standards.
 
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