Continued: EICMA 2016: India-bound motorcycles

Here are some more beauties from EICMA.

Kawasaki Z650

Kawasaki Z650

There is no doubt in the fact the Kawasaki motorcycles are becoming sharper-looking with each new launch. The Japanese manufacturer unveiled the Z650 at the EICMA that will replace the current ER-6n in India.  The design is inspired by the flagship naked model of Kawasaki Z1000, and it really looks sharp.

The motorcycle is based on the new Ninja 650 and is powered by 649cc twin-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 69 BHP, which is 2 BHP less than the current ER-6n. On the good side, the engine is now complaint with Euro IV. The less power is not much noticed by the rider as the weight of the motorcycle has also come down to 185 kg.

Ducati Monster 797

Ducati 797

This Monster of a motorcycle has been refreshed during the EICMA show. The entry level motorcycle has received a new Euro-IV complaint engine and will come to India next year. The new Monster 797 shares design language with the original Monster that was launched during the 90s.

The modern touch to the Monster includes LED turn indicators, tail lamps and a digital instrument cluster. The motorcycle receives a new engine that generates a maximum of 74 BHP of maximum power at 8.250 rpm and maximum torque of 69 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The engine gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The motorcycle will come to India as a CBU and will carry a price tag of Rs. 7-8 lakh.

Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer

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The Scrambler Cafe Racer from Ducati was a surprise launch. No one expected the company to enter the cafe racer segment and now the company has surprised everyone, pleasantly. The Scrambler Cafe Racer gets aluminium clip-ons with bar-end mirrors and removable seat cowl.

The rear number plate looks fancy now and gets placed on the rear tyre hugger. The engine is from the Scrambler itself. The 803cc L-twin engine makes a maximum of 75 PS. The motorcycle also gets Termignoni exhaust as a standard with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres. The motorcycle weighs 188 Kgs.

Ducati Monster 1200

Monster

The bigger siblings of the Monster 797 will also land in India next year. The motorcycle gets design updates with all-new headlight, redesigned tank which looks much more sleeker now and a new tail section. The new model also gets an all-new swing arm that changes the wheelbase of the motorcycle, and makes it more agile to ride around.

The new Monster 1200 gets powered by a Euro IV compliant 1,198cc, liquid-cooled engine that produces a maximum of 148 BHP at 9,250 rpm and maximum torque of 126.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm.

Kawasaki Z900

Z900

The Kawasaki Z800 is a popular high-end motorcycle in India. The Z900 unveiled at the EICMA show will replace the current Z800 next year in India. The Z800 was famous for its straight lines and sharp looks, the Z900 takes it one step further and becomes even more attractive.

The motorcycle is built around an all-new Trellis frame. The engine comes from the Z1000. The inline four cylinder 948cc engine produces a maximum of 123.6 BHP and the motorcycle weighs only 210.5 kg. The naked street fighter also gets slipper clutch and ABS as standard equipment.