I really haven’t heard much about the ninja 650r, most likely due to the enormous popularity of the sv650 line. What I have heard is that it’s very comparable to the sv650 in terms of newbie friendliness. There was one middleweight shoot out with the ninja 650r, sv650, honda something in an online mag… Can’t remember which one it is, but the riders judged it to be as good a beginner bike as the sv650 line. They also said it had a more upright riding position which new riders might find more comfortable.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…