Every time the renowned Japanese superbike manufacturer, Kawasaki makes to the biennial motor show it never disappoints the super mean machine aficionados in the country. And as expected, this time too, Kawasaki was no different. Although, this is the first time it goes unaccompanied (after split from Bajaj Auto). Kawasaki went on to uncover a slew of motorcycles at the 2018 Auto Expo held at Greater Noida.
So let’s find out what all bikes were showcased at the Kawasaki India pavilion.
Kawasaki Vulcan S: Launched with the ex-showroom price of Rs. 5.44 Lakh, the bike gives straight competition to Harley Davidson’s Street 750 in India. The Street Rod, which also runs on the similar engine, also comes as its competition. Kawasaki Vulcan S is company’s first cruiser and will arrive via CKD route. Powered by 649cc, liquid-cooled engine producing that gives out 60bhp at 7,500rpm and 63Nm at 6,500rpm, its parallel twin engine is connected to the six-speed gearbox. The fuel injector motor is tuned to return smooth performance in low and mid range. The bookings are open across all the Kawasaki showrooms in India.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX: First showcased at EICMA last year, the Kawasaki has introduced the Ninja H2 SX in India with the starting price of Rs. 21.8 lakh (ex-showroom), moreover the high-spec version Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE is priced at 26.80 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike is basically a sports tourer version of the supercharged H2 with some tweaks to make it ride-able on longer journeys. It is the affordable option to Kawasaki Ninja H2 R and will come to India as a CBU unit.
Kawasaki Z900: The showcased its 900cc street naked superbike, the Kawasaki Z900. Inspired from the sinster-looking Z1000, its 949cc inline, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 125PS of power at 9500rpm and the peak torque of 97.5Nm at 7700rpm. The powerful engine power is mated to a 6-speed transmission gearbox.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R: Launched in 2016, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R is inspired from Kawasaki’s WSBK-spec race machine. The bike powered by a mammoth 998cc, inline, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is capable of producing a solid 200PS max power at 13000rpm and 113Nm of top torque at 11500rpm. The bike falls in the Rs 18.80 – 21.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) price bracket. Brought in India as a CBU, it’s available for sale through Kawasaki dealership and not on any pro-biking showroom. It competes with other supersport motorcycles like Yamaha R1, the Aprilia RSV4 RF, BMW S1000RR and the Ducati 1299 Panigale.
Kawasaki Versys X-300: This Kawasaki bike is an entry-level adventure touring motorcycle showcased at the Kawasaki’s pavilion. The adventure tourer motorcycle is built around 296cc engine (38.5bhp power and 27Nm torque) and is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The same engine is also shared with Kawasaki Ninja 300. The BMW G310R rival gets long travel suspension, spoked-wheels, 19-inch front wheel, standard ABS unit along with other features. Currently, it is the most affordable twin-cylinder adventure touring motorcycle in India.