Kawasaki India has launched the 2017 Ninja 1000 priced at Rs. 9.98 lakh, ex-showroom. This is the third-generation of the Ninja 1000. The vehicles are being brought into India as semi-knocked down (SKD) kits. Kawasaki has priced the litre-class motorcycle below
Rs. 10 lakh, which is a very aggressive pricing strategy.
As of now, Kawasaki has assigned 20 units of the Ninja 1000 to the Indian market. The dealerships across India have started taking the bookings for the motorcycle. The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 comes with a host of changes. The motorcycle is powered by a new BS IV compliant 1,043 cc in-line four cylinder engine that develops a maximum power of 140 Bhp at 10,000 rpm and 111 Nm of peak torque at 7,300 rpm. The engine is the same as that of the previous generation but comes with a new secondary balancer on the crankshaft. This makes the engine smoother. Kawasaki has also retuned the ECU. Kawasaki has also changed the seating posture to make riding more comfortable.
The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 also gets minor updates in design. It gets wider fairing and a new three-way adjustable windscreen. The motorcycle also gets a 5-way adjustable clutch lever and a new, more comfortable seat. The motorcycle also gets an all-new instrument panel, which features a large analogue tachometer and a multi-function LCD screen with a gear indicator position. The touring motorcycle also comes with various riding aids like Cornering Management Function, Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit, Kawasaki Traction Control and Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System. (KIBS).
Kawasaki has also announced the launch of a new variant of the Z900. This omits parts like fly screen, radiator guard, engine casing cover and crash protection. The new variant of the Z900 is priced at Rs. 7.68 lakh while the fully loaded variant costs Rs. 9 lakh.