Motorcycle major, Kawasaki has announced that the company will launch as many as 4 new motorcycles in India next month. Let’s see what they are.
2017 Ninja 650
Expected Price: Rs. 5.6 lakh
The 2017 Ninja 650 was showcased recently at the Intermot and will replace the current Ninja 650 in India. The new Ninja 650 is redesigned completely and looks much sharper. The long distance touring motorcycle’s design has been extensively inspired by the Kawasaki ZX-6R. The Ninja 650 is much more aerodynamic now with the fuel tank and the fairing of the motorcycle receiving extensive work. Kawasaki has also worked on the seating posture on the Ninja 650. The riding position now is much more relaxed with the new handlebar. The windscreen can be manually adjusted at three different levels for comfortable ride.
Powering the motorcycle is a 649cc parallel twin, liquid cooled engine that develops a maximum of 69 BHP as against the 71 BHP in the outgoing model. The reduction in power would not be noticed so much because of the reduction in weight of the new motorcycle. The motorcycle also gets longer header pipes, 36mm throttle body and new intake and exhaust cams. The new engine is also Euro IV complaint.
Expected Price: Rs. 5 lakh
The Z650 will replace the ER6N in India. It is the Z650 is the newest entrant of the Kawasaki’s Z family, which is inspired from the flagship naked motorcycle, Z1000. The Z650 gets a new headlamp cluster, much sharper lines on the body and partly exposed frame to increase the muscular look of the motorcycle. The new Z650 looks much more sleeker than the predecessor and is built on an all-new chassis.
The motorcycle shares the same platform as the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and has shed as much as 19 kilograms. The new motorcycle is also more fuel efficient by 6.8 per cent. The engine is similar to the Ninja 650 and it produces 69 BHP and is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission with slipper clutch.
Expected Price: Rs. 9 lakh
The Z900 is an all-new motorcycle that will replace the Z800 in India. The motorcycle becomes lighter and is much more evolved than the Kawasaki Z800. The chassis is all-new is made up of lightweight steel, which keeps the weight restricted to 210 kg. The motorcycle also gets 41mm upside down forks for better rebound and preload at the front and horizontally mounted shock with rebound and pre-load adjustability at the rear.
The naked motorcycle is powered by 948cc, inline-four cylinder derived from the Z1000 engine. It produces a maximum of 126 BHP. Kawasaki has also added a slipper clutch and an assist that makes the clutch lever much more lighter to operate and also provides additional engine braking.
Expected price: Rs. 4.2 lakh
The retro modern cruiser motorcycle from Kawasaki will land officially in India next month. Currently, display models are present at the Kawasaki showrooms to take the customer reactions. The retro motorcycle will compete against the likes of Triumph Bonneville and upcoming Royal Enfield 750cc motorcycle. The beautiful W800 comes with round headlamp, teardrop shaped fuel tank, ribbed seats and chrome dipped fenders and mirrors. Powering the W800 is a 773cc air-cooled, parallel twin engine that develops a maximum of 47 BHP and 60 Nm of maximum torque.