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    2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 India Launch Price Rs 3.18 Lakh

    2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300
    New Ninja 300 will rival the likes of TVS Apache RR 310 and the KTM RC 390

    New Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been launched in India today. Price starts from Rs 3.18 lakhs, ex-sh. The BS4 model was sold at a starting price of Rs 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom). This makes the BS6 version Rs 20k more expensive than BS4 Ninja 300.
    Track-ready Ninja 300 BS4 was among the bestselling products in its segment and Kawasaki will be hoping to achieve similar results with the BS6 model. Ninja 300 is preferred for its sporty profile, dominating road presence and superior performance.
    2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 key updates
    As far as design is concerned, new Ninja 300 is largely the same as the earlier model. Most of the features have been carried forward including aggressive dual headlamp, design of the fairing, compact and sculpted fuel tank, front blinkers on the fairing, split style seats, upswept exhaust, chrome heat shield on the muffler, and minimalist tail section.
    The only major change in new Ninja 300 is the availability of new colour options. The primary new colour is a peppy shade of green, which has been used in different variations with other colours to create the new themes. One of these themes utilizes a combo of the new green shade and sporty red and white accents.
    2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300
    Another colour theme is a blacked-out version that has minimal use of the new green shade. The third option is a combo of green and black. These new themes also have sporty, mesh-type decals on the fairing.
    The new green shade is similar to the Lime Green option that was available with the earlier model. Colour options for BS4 Ninja 300 also included Ebony / Metallic Moon Dust Grey, Candy Plasma Blue and Lime Green / Ebony. It is not certain if these will be retained for new Ninja 300.
    New Ninja 300 powertrain
    Powering 2021 Ninja 300 will be the same engine as earlier, which has been tweaked to comply with BS6 emission standards. The BS4 296cc, parallel-twin, liquid cooled engine was capable of generating 38.4 bhp of max power at 11,000 rpm and 27 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Power and torque output of the BS6 engine is similar to the BS4 unit.
    Next in line, is the launch of the Kawasaki Versys X-300 BS6. It is expected to be launch in the coming weeks. Kawasaki India has already shared a teaser of the motorcycle on their social media page. Once launched, it will take on the likes of KTM 390 ADV and BMW G310 GS. More

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    2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX To Come Equipped With Radar System

    2021 Kawasaki H2 SX
    With the new Ninja H2 SX, Kawasaki joins the likes of BMW, KTM and Ducati to come equipped with radar-based systems

    Kawasaki is currently working on developing the new generation Ninja H2 SX and a test mule of the same was recently spotted testing somewhere in Japan. According to recent reports, this new Ninja H2 SX is expected to come equipped with radar-based assistance systems from the end of 2021.
    Radar-Based System From Bosch
    From a recent spy shot, we can spot a small camera hidden at the lower section of the windscreen which will be the first for a radar-based system. In addition, a small sensor unit has been placed under its headlight. To accommodate these inclusions, the Japanese bikemaker has made some updates to its front fascia.
    Back in 2019, Kawasaki had announced its partnership with Bosch in order to equip its premium motorcycles with radar-based systems. Therefore, it makes good sense to introduce it in one of its flagship products which are already heavily loaded with features.
    Although Kawasaki is not the only one to be offering this technology in the near future. Manufacturers such as KTM, BMW and Ducati have also presented similar technologies from Bosch in their respective offerings including 1290 Super Adventure S, R 1250 RT and Multistrada V4.
    2021 Kawasaki H2 SX
    Features & Updated Design
    The prime functionality of this technology is to provide radar-based adaptive cruise control for easier long-distance touring. Besides this new feature, there are going to other new creature comforts on offer. For instance, a fully digital TFT instrument cluster replaces the earlier part-analogue and part-digital console. The safety kit will consist of an adaptive distance and speed control, a collision warning and a blind spot assistant.
    The inclusion of new features has brought subtle changes to its styling just like its front fascia. Kawasaki has adapted the fairing, the windshield and the air ducts in accordance with the camera and sensor at front end. Contrary to recent convention, the license plate holder at the rear section is significantly longer and holds the license plate much lower.
    This adds to the speculation that the Japanese superbike brand might also offer a rear-facing radar-based system just like Multistrada V4. Or could just be the case where Kawasaki wants to improve the splash protection for the pillion.
    2021 Kawasaki H2 SX
    Powertrain Specs
    Mechanically, the upcoming Ninja H2 SX will not be any different from its predecessor. It will probably be underpinned by the same architecture and offer the same hardware setup. It will draw its power from a Euro-5 compliant 998cc Liquid-cooled, In-Line Four-cylinder engine which in its previous iteration churned out 200 PS of power and 137.3 Nm of peak torque.
    Ninja h2 SX is slated to make its debut towards the end of this year and is likely to go on sale starting early next year. It is still too early to comment whether or not it will arrive on Indian shores although we hope it does.
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    2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 Officially Revealed – New Colours

    2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 – New Colour
    Upon its launch, the BS6 compliant Kawasaki Ninja 300 will compete against TVS Apache RR 310 and the upcoming KTM RC 390

    A couple of days ago, Kawasaki had teased two upcoming bikes from its lineup on its social media handle out of which one was suspected to be the 2021 Ninja 300. Today, the Japanese superbike manufacturer confirmed it by officially revealing the updated entry-level Ninja on its India website.
    However, going by a couple of images released by Team Green, it seems the updates strictly cosmetic in nature and too very subtle. Though this was expected. But as Ninja 300 has been carrying the same design language for many years, a change would have given the motorcycle a fresh design.
    Cosmetic Update
    The cosmetic update is in the form of a new paint scheme that comprises shades of lime green, black, and white with hints of red accents here and there. Its overall design is intact which continues to feature a twin-pod headlight cluster, split-style seats, a muscular fuel tank, front blinkers integrated into the fairing and a chrome heat shield on the muffler. The white engine cowl with red highlights truly accentuates its sporty appeal.
    Another crucial update is in its engine department which is the BS6 complaint now. It will derive its power from the same 296cc liquid-cooled four-stroke parallel-twin engine and will be mated to a six-speed gearbox.
    Kawasaki India has revealed that there are 2 more colours on offer, with BS6 Ninja 300
    In its BS4 guise, this motor churned out 38.4 bhp at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Although exact specs are still in dark, we expect the output figures to remain more or less similar in the BS6 iteration.
    Other mechanical configurations are also expected to remain the same. This includes a tube diamond steel frame which is suspended on telescopic forks at front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at rear. Anchorage duties are handled by a single disc brake on each wheel while the safety net is imparted by dual-channel ABS.
    BS6 Ninja Price & Versys X300
    The BS6 updated Ninja 300 is slated to hit showrooms very soon while further details are expected to surface in the near future. The last retail price of the BS4 compliant Ninja 300 was Rs 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom). We can expect a premium of around Rs 10,000-15,000 on the updated faired sports bike.
    The other bike in the making, as teased earlier, is suspected to be the Japanese bikemaker’s entry-level adventure tourer Versys X300. If and when launched in India, it will rival the likes of other entry-level adventure motorcycles such as KTM 250 Adventure, Royal Enfield Himalayan and BMW G310 GS. With adventure tourers slowly gathering momentum in India, it will be sensible for Kawasaki to cash in and reap some benefits. More

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    Kawasaki New Motorcycle Launch Teasers – Ninja 300 BS6, Versys X300?

    Kawasaki Versys X 300
    The two new motorcycles from Kawasaki India are expected to augment its entry-level portfolio and one of them appears to be an adventure tourer

    Without revealing much, Kawasaki India’s social media handles have released a teaser showing two motorcycles under a green veil. The caption reads “Ride with passion, the new age sensation. Stay tuned”.
    We expect the two new motorcycles to be launched in the coming weeks. If we were to guess, Kawasaki is gearing up to reintroduce its best selling Ninja 300 in BS6 avatar while also augment its medium displacement portfolio with its Versys-X 300 adventure tourer.
    Kawasaki Versys-X 300
    Given that the medium displacement adventure tourers are steadily gaining momentum in the country, it would be a logical move to usher in the Versys-X 300. While there is no official confirmation on its launch, the teaser clearly shows the motorcycle on the right to be considerably taller than the one on the left, leading us to speculate what’s under the wrap.
    The KTM 390 Adventure has done well to activate this niche in India and hence the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 does not need to lay the groundwork. Textbook styling, long-travel suspension system, spoke wheels, dual-purpose tyres and a strong character makes the baby Versys an attractive proposition.
    Kawasaki India Teaser
    The Ninja derived 300 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor with its refined and effortless performance credentials only adds to its overall appeal. Given that the Versys-X 300 is not going to be as localized as its primary rival, expect the prices to be considerably higher. Something in the ballpark of INR 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom) is likely.
    Rather than going against the KTM 390 Adventure head-on, the Kawasaki adventure tourer, if launched in India, will aim to emerge as a more premium alternative. However, feature highlights are rather modest and include a digi-analog instrument console, dual-channel ABS, and slipper and assist clutch.
    Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6
    The Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 will retain the time proven 296 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine which is paired to a 6-speed transmission. The BS4 version churned out 38.4 hp and 27 Nm of torque but we may see a slight drop in these figures as the motor prioritizes emission performance. That said, the difference in output figures are expected to be negligible.
    Kawasaki Ninja 300
    Visually, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 is expected to remain identical to the BS4 version but the Japanese brand may chose to use this opportunity to introduce new colour options. The equipment level are expected to stay the same too. The fully faired compact supersports motorcycle will continue to rival the KTM RC 390. Expect the price tag to be slightly above INR 3 lakh mark (ex-showroom).
    The two new launches in the affordable end of the premium motorcycle segment is expected to bring in considerable incremental sales to Kawasaki India’s table. More

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    Kawasaki Discounts Jan 2021 – Up To Rs 50k Off On Versys, Vulcan, W800, Z650

    Kawasaki India Discounts Jan 2021
    Price hike and discounts to get Kawasaki India started for 2021

    While Kawasaki India announced a price hike for its motorcycles wef January 2021, the manufacturer is also offering discounts through January. Depending on product, 2021 price hike is in the range of 10k, 15k, and 20k.
    In regard to discounts, some of what’s on offer is a repeat of the offers available last month. And some are brand new additions. Stock on offer is limited, and discounts will be honoured on a first come, first serve basis.
    Kawasaki 2021 January offers
    Discounts range from 20k to 50k. Discounts are applicable on KX 100, KLX 140, KLX110, W800, Vulcan S, Z650, Versys 650 and Versys 1000. The range of offers at hand are valid through the month of January.
    Kawasaki KX 100, priced at Rs. 4,87,800 lakhs is available at a discount of Rs.30,000. Kawasaki KLX140G bears a price tag of Rs. 4.06 lakh. Discount available is 40k. KLX110 costs Rs 2,99,500can and is available at the max discount tab of 50k. Discount on the Kawasaki Vulcan S is pegged at 20k at a listed price of Rs. 5.94 lakhs.
    Kawasaki India Discounts Jan 2021
    Kawasaki W800 is available at a discount of Rs.30,000 on a retail price of Rs 7,09,000. Kawasaki 650cc units, Z650 in Metallic Spark Black, and Versys 650 are available at a discount of 30k each. They are listed at a price of Rs 6,04,000, and Rs 6,39,000 lakhs, respectively. Versys 1000 retails at Rs 11,19,000. Discount on it is listed as 50 grands.
    Kawasaki India Sales
    From the data collated by FADA for December 2020, Kawasaki India sales is reported at 110 units. That’s 82 units lower than the 192 units reported sold in December 2019. MoM sales has been stable at 109 units sold in November 2020.
    While the commuter two-wheeler market in the country is large, specialist bikes hardly have a market share. In fact, the market is so small that sales across such segments, collectively account for less than 1 percent of total bike sales. Kawasaki Supercharged Z H2 and Z H2 SE are available at a starting price of Rs 11,90,000, and 25,90,000, respectively.
    Kawasaki India and Idemitsu
    Recently, a partnership was announced between Idemitsu Kawasaki Motors India to manufacture Kawasaki Genuine Oil for all Kawasaki motorcycles in India. Idemitsu, together with Kawasaki has developed KGO meet specific requirements of Kawasaki motorcycles. Kawasaki Full Synthetic 10W-40MA uses high quality base oil and additives.
    This facilitates excellent engine performance and ride experience in adverse riding conditions. Idemitsu will collaborate with authorised India Kawasaki Motors dealers in aspects of product promotion, product delivery, and service experience. KGO (Kawasaki Genuine Oil) is being manufactured at Idemitsu’s plant at Patalganga, Maharashtra. More

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    2021 Kawasaki Z650, Versys 1000 BS6 Launched In India

    2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 BS6
    Kawasaki will further expand its portfolio in India by launching its updated lineup for 2021 in the coming months

    Kawasaki hasn’t been holding back and is continuing to launch its updated line of products for 2021 in India. The Japanese brand yesterday launched the supercharged twins- Z H2 and Z H2 SE and now it has launched its naked streetfighter Z650 and adventure tourer Versys 1000 in their BS6 updated forms at a substantial price hike.
    The updated Z650 now costs Rs 6.04 lakh while the new Versys 1000 will set you back by Rs 11.90 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom). This makes the naked roadster Rs 10,000 more expensive than the older model while the adventure motorcycle is now Rs 20,000 dearer than its predecessor.
    Despite the sizable increase in prices unfortunately there have been no updates on either of the bikes. Design, specifications and features on both the bikes have been carried forward from their respective outgoing model.
    Z650 had received an update last year with the mandatory upgrade to BS6 emission norms. Even after the price hike, the naked roadster remains the most affordable offering from Team Green in India as of now with the updated Ninja 300 and Ninja 400 yet to be launched.
    2021 Kawasaki Z650
    As for design, Z650 continues to sport its traditional semi-faired look in line with other Z series motorcycles carrying a Sugomi design. It receives a sharper and more compact headlamp cowl which gives it an aggressive and angry look. On the other hand, Versys 1000 is similar to other adventure tourer models in Kawasaki’s lineup with split LED headlamps, a windscreen and a raised rear end.
    Features on offer
    In terms of features, Z650 gets a fully digital 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster compatible with Kawasaki’s Rideology App which enables riders to connect their smartphones to the bike wirelessly. Versys 1000, on the other hand, receives a semi-digital instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer.
    It gets electronic aids such as IMU-based Cornering Management function, traction control, Kawasaki’s Intelligent anti-lock Brake System and multiple riding modes. Both motorcycles are illuminated by LED headlamps.
    Powertrain & Transmission
    Coming to its powertrain, Z650 is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin engine which kicks out a power of 68 PS at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 64 Nm at 7000 rpm. Whereas Versys 1000 is powered by a 1043cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder motor which pushes out 120 PS of power at 9000 rpm and 102 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. Both motorcycles are offered with a 6-speed gearbox with the adventure bike offered with a slipper and assist clutch for smoother gear shifts.
    While Z 650 will rival upcoming models such as Triumph Trident 660, Versys 1000 will rival the British brand’s recently launched Tiger 900. Kawasaki is also expected to launch its entry-level models Ninja 300 and Ninja 400 in their latest iteration soon in the coming months. More

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    2021 Kawasaki Z H2, Z H2 SE BS6 India Launch Price Rs 21.90 L, Rs 25.9 L

    2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE
    Kawasaki Z H2 shares the same powertrain and mechanicals with its supersport faired sibling- Ninja H2

    Kawasaki has widened its product portfolio in India by launching the supercharged hyperbike Z H2 and its premium variant Z H2 SE. The former has been priced at Rs 21.90 lakh while the latter has been priced at Rs 25.90 lakh. All prices are ex-sh. Both variants will be made available in a standard Metallic Diablo Black/Golden Blazed green dual-tone paint scheme.
    The Japanese motorcycling giant had opened bookings for the supercharged naked roadster last year, however, the launch got delayed thanks to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. The bike will arrive in India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) and will be imported only against order, just like its supersport sibling- H2.
    Design & Features
    Interested customers can book their Z H2 and Z H2 SE from Kawasaki India’s official website or a nearby dealership. One can expect a waiting period between three to four months on either of the variants.
    The naked roadster follows the Sugomi design language that can be seen on other motorcycles from the Japanese brand’s Z series. Its dynamic crouching form lends it a very aggressive stance. Overall it adopts a minimalist approach to its styling.
    2021 Kawasaki Z H2
    The supercharged bike is laced with a plethora of features and electronic aids, some of which are cruise control, IMU-based traction control, cornering ABS, a bi-directional quick-shifter and launch control. It features three riding modes- Road, Sport and Rain; and three power modes- Full, Middle and Low.
    Its design is complemented by an all-LED lighting setup. It also receives a 4.3-inch TFT display which is offered with Bluetooth connectivity and Kawasaki’s Rideology app for certain tuning and OBD functions.
    Z H2
    Z H2 SE
    4-stroke In-Line Four with Supercharger
    4-stroke In-Line Four with Supercharger
    147.1 kW {200 PS} / 11,000 rpm
    147.1 kW {200 PS} / 11,000 rpm
    137 Nm / 8,500 rpm
    137 Nm / 8,500 rpm
    6-speed, return
    6-speed, return
    Trellis, high-tensile steel
    Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate
    Fr. Sus
    Showa SFF-BP Fork
    43 mm inverted fork
    Rr. Sus
    gas-charged mono shock
    gas-charged mono shock
    Fr. Brakes
    320mm Dual Disc
    Rr. Brakes
    260mm Single Disc
    Front Tyre
    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
    Rear Tyre
    190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
    190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
    Fuel Tank
    19 liters
    19 liters
    Seat Height
    Kerb Wt
    239 kgs
    240 kgs
    Price Ex-sh
    Rs 21.9 L
    Rs 25.9 L
    Coming to its powertrains, both variants of the naked roadster are powered by a 998cc in-line four-cylinder Balanced Supercharged Engine which kicks out a massive 197.2 bhp and 137 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch for smoother gear shifts.
    Hardware Setup
    Differences between the variants can be found in their hardware configurations. While both motorcycles are based on a high-tensile steel Trellis frame, the standard Z H2 is suspended by Showa Separate Function Big Piston forks at front and a Showa mono-shock at rear.
    On the other hand, Z H2 SE’s architecture is assisted by higher grade equipment that benefits from Showa Skyhook’s electronically adjustable suspension. While in the former, braking duties are handled by Brembo M4.32 monobloc calipers with dual discs at front and a single disc at rear, the rear gets Brembo Stylema anchorage setup with dual discs at front and a single disc at rear.
    Z H2 and Z H2 SE are currently the only supercharged models in Kawasaki’s portfolio in India. In fact, they are the only supercharged motorcycles on sale in the country. As of now there are no direct rivals of Z H2 in India, however, things might spice up a little if and when Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory arrives in India. More

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    Kawasaki India Price Hike Up To Rs 20k – Vulcan, Ninja, Versys, W800

    Image – Anzen Kawasaki
    Kawasaki India price increase wef January 1, 2021

    Kawasaki India has announced a price revision of upto 20 grands for its motorcycles on sale in India. It’s off-roading KX and KLX range will continue to be sold at current prices in the new year. Kawasaki Z900 and Versys 1000 will be costlier by 20k. Vulcan S, Ninja and Versys 650, and Ninja 1000Sx will be costlier by 15 grands. One will have to shell out 10 grads more for Z650 and W800.
    Kawasaki India ex-sh prices – WEF 1st Jan 2021 vs old price
    Kawasaki 2020 December Discounts
    Kawasaki India has special end of the year discounts so as to bring customers to showrooms. And clear out MY20 stock. Discounts are offered on a wide range of Kawasaki bikes, including KLX 110, KLX 140, KX 100, W800, Vulcan S, Z650 and Versys 650 and valid from 1-31st December 2020. With limited stock of each model at company dealerships, buyers will be offered discounts on a first come first serve basis.
    The Kawasaki KLX110, priced at Rs. 2.99 lakhs is being offered at a discount of Rs.30,000. Kawasaki KLX140G, which carries a price tag of Rs. 4.06 lakhs is available with a discount of Rs.40,000 while the KX 100 can be had at a maximum discount of Rs.50,000. It currently retails at Rs 4,87,800.
    Discounts on the Kawasaki Vulcan S, priced at Rs. 5.94 lakhs are listed at Rs.20,000. Kawasaki W800 gets a discount of Rs.30,000 on a retail price of Rs 7,09,000. The Kawasaki 650 twins, Z650 and Versys 650 are available at a discount of upto Rs.30,000 each.
    Kawasaki India Dec 2020 Discounts
    By March 2021, Kawasaki India will launch the much awaited BS6 Ninja 300, which has been off the shelves since the BS6 norms were implemented in India back in April 2020. Ninja 300 was the best-selling bike from the brand, and its discontinuation has affected sales hugely.
    New Price Jan 2021
    Old Price
    Vulcan S
    Ninja 650
    Versys 650
    Ninja 1000SX
    Versys 1000
    New Global Debut From Kawasaki
    Kawasaki recently unveiled the Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR. Expected to arrive in India next year, 2021 Kawasaki ZX10R will be offered in two variants ABS and Non-ABS and in color options of Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Carbon Gray and the Ninja KRT Edition in Lime Green/Ebony/Pearl Blizzard White.
    2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10RR gets a single colour option of Lime Green. Updates include an even more aerodynamic body, small LED headlamps, a 4.3 inch TFT colour screen and smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth and Rideology App. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR promise better ergonomics with a more comfortable riding position, footpegs set 5mm higher and clip on handle bars 10mm further forward.
    No engine specifications are revealed as on date but the 998cc, liquid cooled, in-line four cylinder DOHC engine gets mated to a 6 speed gearbox and complies with Euro5/BS6 emission norms. On its outgoing counterpart, this engine makes 203 hp power and 115 Nm torque. Electronics on the new ZX-10R will also include Bosch 6 axis IMU, Kawasaki cornering management function, Kawasaki intelligent anti lock braking system, etc.
    Pricing has also not yet been detailed. However, in the US markets, the Kawasaki ZX-10R is priced at US$ 16,999 (Rs.12.17 lakhs). Expect the ZX-10R and RR to go on sale in India sometime next year. More