The Japanese automaker will be launching four new bikes by early 2017. Most of these bikes were showcased by the company at the EICMA this year. The new bikes include the all new Z650 that will replace the ongoing ER6n, the Z900 that will replace the Z800, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 2017 that will replace the current Ninja 650 and the all new retro model, the W800.
The bike is based on a new platform with absolutely new visuals, frame, meter console and body panel. But on the inside, the engine remains the same. Thanks to the newly redesigned subframe, the bike is now 19 kgs lighter than before and is also 6.8 per cent more fuel efficient. The engine remains the same which produces 69bhp and is mated with a 6-speed transmission. The bike will also feature slipper clutch technology. Talking about the pricing it is expected to be priced nearly at Rs 6.2 lakh.
Like the Z650, the Z900 is an all-new machine which will replace the ongoing Z800 bike in the Indian market. The bike gets more aggressive than ever. Also, the new chassis has helped the bike to shed almost 22 kg of weight as the bike now weighs only 210 kg. Inside, the bike runs on the 948cc, inline-four cylinder churning out 126bhp of max power, which is 14bhp more than the current Z800. The bike will get the slipper clutch and an assist that eases the use of the clutch. It is expected to be price near Rs 9.5 lakh.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650
The all new Ninja 650 has evolved heavily, especially in terms of looks alone. The bike draws its looks from the Ninja ZX-6R. It gets ZX-10R inspired front beak, while shares the rear tail section with the new Z650. The bike’s visuals get sportier and sharper with the new upgrades. The bike is now more aerodynamically sound which is further enhanced by the three level adjustable windscreen. On the inside, it shares it power mill and the frame with the new Z650. It is expected to be priced at Rs 6.8 lakh when launched.
Among all of the upcoming Kawasaki launches, the W800 is the freshest of all. The bike will directly compete against motorcycles like the Ducati Scrambler and Triumph Street twin. It has already been set on display at the Kawasaki Pune dealership indicating the early launch of the bike. When launched, we expect a maximum price on the Kawasaki W800 to be around Rs 5.5 lakh.
Stay tuned for more updates.