Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABSWith no direct rivals at the time of launch, Kawasaki Eliminator 450 can be a great option for folks looking for some exclusivityKawasaki has regularly introduced new products to ensure a comprehensive range of options for enthusiasts. Latest teasers point to a new launch, which is likely to be Eliminator 450. The bike will be unveiled at the upcoming 2023 India Bike Week (IBW) to be held in Goa. It remains to be seen if launch also occurs at the event or at a later date.Kawasaki Eliminator 450 – Key highlightsWith its attractive design and powerful performance, Kawasaki Eliminator 450 is likely to be on the wish list of many enthusiasts. Some of the key highlights include round headlamps and rear-view mirrors, curvy fuel tank, low rider seat and prominent rear fender. In international markets, colour choices include Pearl Robotic White and Pearl Storm Gray. The Eliminator SE ABS model has a more vibrant dual-tone colourway of Candy Steel Furnace Orange / Ebony.Kawasaki EliminatorKawasaki Eliminator 450 has a relaxed, upright riding position. The bike has centrally placed foot pegs and pulled-back handlebar. Seat height is 734 mm, which is the lowest among all of Kawasaki’s 250-500cc on-road models. Low rider seat ensures that the bike can accommodate a variety of users.The chassis geometry has been especially designed to enable a light, natural feel. It gives confidence to users and ensures stress-free riding. Needs of the pillion rider have also been taken care of with a comfortable seat and ergonomically placed grab rails.Kawasaki EliminatorKawasaki Eliminator 450 specs, performancePowering the bike is a 451cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine. It generates 45.4 PS of max power and 42.6 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike has an assist and slipper clutch for smoother operations. Kawasaki Eliminator 450 utilizes a Trellis frame, integrated with 41mm telescopic forks at front and twin rear shock absorbers. The bike has 18-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels. These are shod with 130/70 and 150/80 tyres, respectively. Braking duties are performed by 310 mm and 220 mm discs at front and rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard.Tech features include an all-digital LCD instrument console. Info includes gear position indicator and a bar-style tachometer. The instrument console has Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to pair it with their smartphones via Rideology app. The bike has a kerb weight of 176 kg, which can be considered quite lightweight in the 450cc segment.While Eliminator 450 looks irresistible, its premium pricing will limit its accessibility. Kawasaki Eliminator 450 could go on sale at a starting price of Rs 5.60 lakh. In comparison, Kawasaki Ninja 400 starts at Rs 5.24 lakh, whereas Kawasaki Z650 has a price tag of Rs 6.59 lakh. Closest rival to Kawasaki Eliminator 450 at the time of launch will be the Keeway V302C.Second innings for Eliminator in IndiaBack in 2001, Eliminator was a 175cc cruiser bike, produced as per collaboration between Kawasaki and Bajaj. When the partnership ended, the Eliminator bike was discontinued. In its place, Bajaj launched the Avenger 180, Avenger 200 and Avenger 220. As of now, Bajaj Avenger series has three bikes – Avenger 160 Street, Avenger 220 Street and Avenger 220 Cruise. More
Kawasaki ZX-4R LaunchedThe 399cc In-line 4-cylinder engine on Kawasaki ZX-4R develops a healthy 74.4 bhp of power and 39 Nm of torqueAfter a bunch of teasers, Kawasaki has launched its newest super-sport machine in India. The much-awaited Ninja ZX-4R is here and is now the most affordable 4-cylinder motorcycle in India. Kawasaki ZX-4R costs Rs. 8.49 lakh (ex-sh) and undercuts the current most affordable faired 4-cylinder bike, Honda CBR650R, by Rs. 86,000.Kawasaki ZX-4R Launched – The only sub 500cc 4-cylinder bike in IndiaNew Ninja ZX-4R bears family genes and has semblance with other ZX motorcycles. The fairing is aggressive, yet has an understated hint of beauty to it. The proposition of a sub 500cc 4-cylinder motorcycle is rather exciting and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R is the only bike of its kind in the Asian subcontinent.Ninja ZX-4R offers exhilarating and high-revving engine characteristics of a 4-cylinder motorcycle and ditches the added weight that is associated with middle-weights and lower-tier liter-class motorcycles. For reference, Honda CBR650R weighs 211 kg as it is a bigger capacity motorcycle. This takes power-to-weight ratio to the higher side.Speaking of power, Kawasaki ZX-4R packs a 399cc 4-cylinder engine with 74.4 bhp of power at 14,500 RPM and 39 Nm of torque at 13,000 RPM. This is a lot of engine speed for this displacement category, hence falling in screamer category. General thumb rule is that the smaller the pistons are, higher they revv.Kawasaki ZX-4R specsThere is a 6-speed gearbox along with a slip and assist clutch. Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) gets three modes of selectable traction. Kawasaki calls Ninja ZX-4R as “India’s first 399cc In-line 4 beast”. The handsome fairing allows rider to tuck behind it with relative ease, offering optimum wind protection.India’s first 399cc In-line 4 BeastRider’s triangle is fairly committed with low-set clip-on handlebars and rear-set footpegs. The split seat option offers decent wiggle room for rider to move about. Componentry includes USD telescopic front forks, rear mono-shock suspension, dual disc brake setup at the front and a single disc brake at the rear, dual-channel ABS and more.All of these components are mounted on a trellis frame that should allow spirited riding and sharp corner carving. Features list is pretty high as well. Kawasaki is offering a TFT instrument cluster that supports Bluetooth connectivity that enables music control, notification alert and turn-by-turn navigation. There is a Circuit Mode too, for track aficionados.Kawasaki ZX-4R goes up against Honda CBR650R, priced at Rs. 9.35 lakh (ex-sh). Similarly priced street naked Kawasaki Z900 could be a potential rival too. But Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R only weighs 188 kg, which is among its primary strengths. More
Kawasaki teaser compared with ZX-4R and ZX-6RCurrently, Kawasaki Z900 is India’s most affordable 4-cyl naked bike at Rs. 9.2 lakh and Honda CBR650R in fully-faired space at Rs. 9.35 lakh (prices ex-sh)India adores 4-cylinder motorcycles. Since Benelli pulled the plugs on TNT 600i, the most affordable 4-cylinder motorcycle in India has been Kawasaki Z900. This will change soon as Kawasaki India has teased a new 4-cylinder machine, that is highly likely to be Ninja ZX-4R, with launch slated on 11th September.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Teased – Budget Dhoom bike?Kawasaki is bringing a new 4-cylinder Ninja motorcycle to our shores on 11th September 2023. The company’s teaser featured a 4-cylinder engine layout and #Ninjalife in it along with fascia of a faired bike. Considering Kawasaki already sells Ninja ZX-10R in India, this could either be ZX-6R, ZX-4R or ZX-25R.Given the price-to-performance ratio of ZX-4R, we would lean on it more than the other two. That said, Kawasaki had offered ZX-6R in India in the past and it would only make sense to bring it back. However, looking at the bike’s outline in Kawasaki’s new teaser, we would wager that this is ZX-4R and not ZX-6R. Considering Kawasaki mentioned ‘motorcycle’ and not ‘motorcycles’. We’re likely to only get ZX-4R.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RZX-4R packs a 399 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine kicking out 80 bhp of power at 14,500 RPM and 39 Nm of torque at 13,000 RPM. The 6-speed gearbox will probably get a bi-directional quick-shifter too. At least as an option. 14,500 RPM is definitely in screamer category. The bigger brother ZX-6R gets a 636 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine with 129 bhp of power on tap at 13,000 RPM and 69 Nm of torque at 10,800 RPM. A 6-speed gearbox with a quick-shifter may be part of the package.Feature-packed modern Kawasaki machinesRegardless of which bike Kawasaki is launching in India, CBU route is highly likely. Launch will happen on 11th September 2023. So, pricing will be high when compared to how much they’ll cost in global markets. As per componentry, SFF-BP USD telescopic front forks, rear mono-shock suspension, sporty racing clip-on handlebars, rear set footpegs, neatly designed fairing are common between both ZX-6R and ZX-4R.ZX-6R gets an adjustable suspension feature, that ZX-4R lacks. Braking hardware comprises of dual-disc setup at front and a single-disc setup at the rear with both bikes. 220 mm rear disc is common between the two, while ZX-4R sports 290 mm twin discs at the front and ZX-6R comes with 310 mm dual discs.Revving up the excitement…!!!We are going to unleash our new Inline four masterpiece in India on 11th September,2023.Stay tuned for the unveiling of our newest motorcycle, where style meets power!!#Kawasaki #IndiaKawasakiMotors #KawasakiIndia #NinjaLife #LetTheGoodTimesRoll pic.twitter.com/jMA4gt3E4b— IndiaKawasaki (@india_kawasaki) September 6, 2023Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R gets a 160-section rear tyre, while ZX-6R packs a fatter 180-section rear tyre. LED headlights, LED tail lights, modern switchgear, fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation are standard with both Ninja motorcycles. Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh for ZX-4R seems to be logical (ex-sh). More
Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABSThe same 451cc parallel twin engine on Kawasaki Eliminator US-spec model does duties on Ninja 400 as wellKawasaki has revived its Eliminator brand from the dead after a decade. This bodes well to the brand as it evokes a certain nostalgia within the target demographic. Eliminator series is a low-sling textbook cruiser motorcycle that get engines from their respective Ninja and Z counterparts.The first Eliminator model debuted for JDM with a 399cc parallel twin engine from a Ninja 300. Now Kawasaki has showcased Eliminator for USA, which features a larger 451cc parallel twin engine from Ninja 400. In USA, Kawasaki Eliminator will rival the likes of Honda Rebel 500 and a few cruisers from Royal Enfield like Meteor 350.Kawasaki Eliminator Debuts In USAFor some reason, Kawasaki has resorted to offering a larger engine for US market. Compared to Ninja 400’s engine, Eliminator has a 6.8 mm longer stroke to ensure more torque, probably at a lower rev range. This is evident in torque figures as Eliminator has 42.97 Nm as opposed to 37 Nm of Ninja 400.In USA, Kawasaki Eliminator measures 2250 mm in length, 785 mm in width, 1099 mm in height, 1518 mm long wheelbase. It has a 30-degree rake angle too, which is relatively sharp for a low-slung cruiser. Ground clearance is 150 mm and seat height is 734 mm. 12.8L fuel tank is very small considering that it is a cruiser.Standard Kawasaki EliminatorKawasaki Eliminator comes in two variants. Standard Eliminator and Eliminator SE. On top of the standard model, Eliminator SE offers exclusive colours, two pattern seats, a headlight cowl, fork boots and a waterproof USB-C charging port for smartphones or other accessories. Standard model comes in Pearl Robotic White and Pearl Storm Grey shades, while SE gets a sole Candy Steel Furnace Orange / Ebony dual-tone colourway.The motorcycle gets a steel tubular frame, 41 mm RSU telescopic front forks, twin shock absorbers for rear suspension, 18” front wheel wrapped with 130/70-18 tyre and a rear 16” wheel wrapped with 150/60-18 tyre. Pulled back handlebar, neutral footpeg position and a low 176 kg kerb weight ensure a fatigue-free cruising.Will it Eliminate its rivals?Kawasaki Eliminator comes equipped with a variation of Ninja 400 engine. This is a 451cc parallel twin motor, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. 4V head, slip and assist clutch are notable features. Kawasaki is offering single disc setups at both ends with an option for dual channel ABS. There is a round fully digital instrument cluster too, with Bluetooth connectivity.Standard Kawasaki Eliminator Engine from Ninja 400In USA standard Eliminator costs USD 6,649 (5.48 lakh) for non ABS model and USD 6,949 (Rs. 5.72 lakh) for ABS model. Eliminator SE gets ABS as standard and costs USD 7,249 (Rs. 5.97 lakh). Kawasaki India hasn’t revealed any information regarding launch of Eliminator cruiser in the Asian subcontinent. More
In keeping with Eliminators of the past, Kawasaki Eliminator 400 gets a 400cc engine from its Ninja counterpart, making 48 PS and 37 NmNew Kawasaki Eliminator 400Kawasaki has brought one of its iconic nameplates back from the dead. If you have been following recent developments regarding Kawasaki’s pavilion at the Osaka Motor Show, you might have guessed where this is headed. Yes, the speculations turned out to be true, and Kawasaki Eliminator 400 has been launched.The Japanese brand is launching it in two different variants, Standard and SE. The former is priced from 759,000 Yen (roughly translated to Rs. 4.7 lakh) and the latter is priced at 858,000 Yen (roughly translated to Rs. 5.31 lakh). SE gets special additions over the Standard variant.New Kawasaki Eliminator 400Kawasaki Eliminator 400 – The New Cruiser In TownEarlier, Kawasaki had teased a cruiser motorcycle on social media and even recently, we were teased with veiled motorcycles at Kawasaki pavilion in 2023 Osaka Motor Show. Automotive fraternity was on its heels, anticipating the revival of the Eliminator nameplate, which has turned out true.Eliminator series is a true textbook-cruiser and was first introduced in 1985, starting with Eliminator 900 and soon expanded its portfolio with EL125, EL175 (Bajaj Eliminator in India), EL250, VN250, ZL400, ZL600, ZL750, ZL900 and ZL1000. Kawasaki Eliminator 400 is the spiritual successor of ZL400 of the yesteryear.New Kawasaki Eliminator 400Eliminator 400 – Dimensions, Specs, Engine, Brakes, SuspensionMost of the Eliminator series got powertrains from their Ninja counterparts of similar displacements categories. That stays true here as well as Kawasaki Eliminator 400 gets the same powertrain as Ninja 400. It is a 398 cc parallel twin motor capable of developing 48 bhp of power and 37 Nm of torque, coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.New Kawasaki Eliminator 400 SpecsUnlike typical cruisers with torquey long-stroke engines, Eliminator 400 gets a big bore setup with redline pegged at 10,000 RPM. Drivetrain setup will be key here, to offer a similar character as a cruiser. The newly-developed trellis frame is suspended on 41mm USD front forks with 120 mm travel and twin shock absorbers at the rear with 90 mm travel.New Kawasaki Eliminator 400Kawasaki Eliminator 400 measures 2250 mm in length, 785 mm in width, 1100 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1520 mm. Even with a low seat height of 735 mm, Kawasaki has managed to carve out a decent 150 mm ground clearance. Front gets a 310 mm single disc setup and rear gets 240 mm disc. Both are equipped with twin-pot brake calipers.New Kawasaki Eliminator 400With 12L of fuel in the tank, Kawasaki Eliminator 400 weighs in at 176 kg (SE weighs 178 kg), which is very spritely, when compared to cruisers with similar thrust. In Kawasaki’s cruiser lineup, Eliminator 400 sits below Vulcan S with a 650 cc engine derived from Ninja 650.Loaded With Modern Features, New TechOwing to Eliminators of yesteryears, 400 gets round LED headlights and a round fully-digital instrument cluster. Turn indicators and tail lights are LED too, but they could have been round as well. Exhaust routing from both cylinders are channeled within a common pipe ending in a single canister setup.New Kawasaki Eliminator 400 vs Vulcan S – Riding PositionThe more expensive SE variant gets fork gaiters, a waterproof USB-C charging socket, special seat with leather, Mitsuba Sankowa GPS and two cameras at the front and back enabling dashcam function as well. It is not yet confirmed whether Kawasaki is bringing this to India or not. If launched in India, it will take on the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650. More
Kawasaki Eliminator 400 could get the same 399 cc engine parallel twin motor from Ninja 400, making 43 bhp and 37 NmKawasaki Eliminator 400cc Render by Young Machine
Does Kawasaki Eliminator 400 ring any bell to you? No? How about Bajaj Eliminator? This rings a distant bell, doesn’t it? That is because Kawasaki-Bajaj JV sold Eliminator 175 cruiser bikes in India for some time. It was a cruiser motorcycle manufactured in India and exported to global markets.
Kawasaki Eliminator 400cc – New Age Cruiser For Modern Gen
Bajaj Eliminator became the base for a motorcycle that is sold today under Avenger brand. Going by Kawasaki’s teasers, it is pretty evident that the Japanese brand is unveiling a slew of new products, and one of them is a low-slung cruiser. There are speculations set in place, suggesting Kawasaki Eliminator can be revived. Let’s take a look.
Kawasaki Eliminator 400cc Render by Young Machine
2023 Osaka Motor Show is being held in Japan on March 15th. This is a motor show based on customisations, but manufacturers also showcase their upcoming products, if any. First teaser from Kawasaki showed three motorcycles, a ZX-4RR (confirmed), an ADV and a cruiser motorcycle in the middle. Second teaser from Kawasaki shows veiled motorcycles at its pavilion at the Osaka Motor Show.
Looking at the round ORVMs, tail lights, and height difference between its handlebar and rear subframe, suggest that it might very well be a cruiser bike. It can be a variation of outgoing Vulcan S. But the veiled cruiser has round ORVMs, unlike a Vulcan S. We hope it is the revival of the Eliminator series to rival Royal Enfield’s dominance in the middle-weight cruiser category.
Kawasaki Eliminator 400 Revival Of An Icon
One of the popular series in Kawasaki’s lineup from the 90s was Eliminator. It was a cruiser-type motorcycle, first sold in 1985. The model started life with Eliminator 900, but soon spawned multiple engines ranging from mere 125 cc models to 1000 cc models. Model range includes EL125, EL175 (Bajaj Eliminator in India), EL250, VN250, ZL400, ZL600, ZL750, ZL900 and ZL1000.
Mostly, Kawasaki has used engines from its Ninja counterparts in the Eliminator series. Today, Kawasaki has a middle-weight cruiser in the form of Vulcan S priced at Rs. 6.4 lakh (ex-sh). With the launch of Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield has pretty much stomped Vulcan S as the RE cruiser is priced between Rs. 3,48,900 and 3,78,900 (ex-sh).
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Rival
If Kawasaki Eliminator 400 is real, it might be a fitting weapon in the company’s arsenal against Super Meteor 650. We expect Kawasaki to use the same engine as the Ninja 400, which is a 399 cc parallel-twin motor packing 44.7 bhp of power and 37 Nm of torque. In contrast, RE’s 648 cc parallel-twin engine makes 47 bhp and 52 Nm.
Considering that Ninja 400 weighs just 168 kg, Kawasaki Eliminator 400 is likely to weigh around 200 kg. Which is far less than 240 kgs of Super Meteor 650. With less weight to lug around, Eliminator can beat Super Meteor 650 in outright performance. Tuning the engine to suit cruiser character is paramount as well. Ninja 400’s 37 Nm of torque has to be made accessible lower in the rev range to suit cruiser personality. This is not confirmed by Kawasaki, though. So, taking it with a pinch of salt would be advised. More
Kawasaki ZX-4RR KRT Edition promises an exhilarating performance and packs in a range of advanced features2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400cc 4 cyl – ZX4RFor racing enthusiasts, Kawasaki has launched Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Edition that packs in a 399cc, in-line 4-cylinder, 16 valve, liquid cooled motor. The track-ready bike is available in select international locations.In US, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR is available at a starting price of $9,699 (approx. Rs 7.95 lakh). With its premium pricing, launch in India is unlikely. Kawasaki enthusiasts here will have to go with Ninja 400 that is available at a starting price of Rs 5.14 lakh.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR performanceKawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR’s all-new in-line four motor is designed to deliver unprecedented power and a high-rpm wail. It can rev up to a whopping 16,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Based on the architecture used with other Ninja ZX supersport machines, the 399cc in-line four motor has a quick-revving nature. It offers ample low to mid-range torque for city streets and high-rpm power for sport and track racing.Overall performance gets a boost with features such as the ram air intake system. This is a signature feature of Ninja ZX motorcycles. The ram air intake system works to improve cylinder-filling efficiency, which in turn helps achieve optimal engine performance. The bike has a unique racy exhaust note, made possible with the long silencer pipe and in-line four motor.2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400cc 4 cyl – ZX4RRide dynamics is among the best in segment, with a range of hi-tech features. It includes assist & slipper clutch, electronic throttle valves, Kawasaki traction control system and Kawasaki quick shifter. The bike has multiple power modes that allow users to adjust power delivery and traction control based on riding conditions and environment. Options include Sport, Road, Rain and a customizable Rider mode.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR utilizes a trellis frame, with 37 mm USD forks at front and monoshock rear suspension. The bike has 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with 120/70 front and 160/60 rear tyre. Braking duties are performed by 290 mm disc at front and 220 mm disc at rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR styling, featuresVisually, Ninja ZX-4RR is largely the same as its 250cc counterpart. Some key highlights include twin LED headlights, LED turn signals and tail lamp, compact windscreen, sculpted fuel tank, low-set handlebar and step-up split seat design. The bike has the KRT (Kawasaki Racing Team) colour theme and graphics.2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400cc 4 cyl – ZX4RThere’s a 4.3-inch fully digital TFT colour instrumentation that displays a range of information. The screen has Bluetooth and can be paired with the user’s smartphone via Kawasaki’s RIDEOLOGY app. Users can access functions such as general settings, phone notifications, riding logs and vehicle info.In terms of ergonomics, the bike has an aggressive riding posture. However, there’s some room to adjust to achieve a slightly relaxed riding position. The bike has adjustable brake and clutch levers and supersport-style aluminium footpegs. The saddle is comfortable, yet firm, allowing riders to easily shift weight as required. More
Price reduction is likely aimed at clearing existing inventory to make way for MY23 version of Kawasaki Ninja 3002022 Kawasaki Ninja 300Year-end discounts are quite common, as OEMs and dealers try to clear inventory as much as possible. Working on those lines, Kawasaki has reduced price of Ninja 300 by Rs 10,000. From the earlier price of Rs 3.40 lakh, the bike will now be available at a starting price of Rs 3.30 lakh (ex.sh).Price cut for Kawasaki Ninja 300 will be applicable till December 31, 2022 or till stocks last, whichever is earlier. Next year, Kawasaki is expected to launch the MY23 version of the bike. It will continue to rival the likes of KTM RC 390, BMW G 310 RR and TVS Apache RR310.Impact on salesFor a bike that costs Rs 3.40 lakh, a price reduction of Rs 10k is not significant. In percentage terms, it works out at around 3%. It may work as an incentive for true-blue Ninja enthusiasts, but unlikely to impact folks who have non-partisan views. However, if the inventory is not too big, the Rs 10k price cut can potentially achieve its objective.Even with the price cut, Ninja 300 will continue to be the most expensive bike in its class. KTM RC 390 is priced at around Rs 3.18 lakh whereas BMW G310RR retails at around Rs 3 lakh. Most affordable is Apache RR310, available at a starting price of Rs 2.65 lakh.2022 Kawasaki Ninja 300 price cut by Rs 10,000For the price cut to be more effective, a reduction of 5-10% could have delivered better results. A price tag closer to the 3-lakh mark would have been perceived as more beneficial from the customer’s point of view. A recent example is that of Honda CB300F, where prices have been reduced by a massive Rs 50,000. It has effectively reduced the starting price to around Rs 1.75 lakh. This is likely to have a better impact in terms of boosting sales.2022 Kawasaki Z650 discounts / benefits of Rs 35,000In addition to cutting price of Ninja 300, Kawasaki has also announced benefits of up to Rs 35,000 with the purchase of Z650. It is currently priced at Rs 6.43 lakh, ex-sh. It is powered by a 649cc parallel twin LC engine that delivers 68 PS of power and 64 Nm of torque.Kawasaki Ninja 300 MY23 expected featuresCosmetic enhancements and some tech upgrades could be the key focus areas for Kawasaki Ninja 300 MY23 version. Some new colour options can also be introduced. In its current form, Ninja 300 is offered in colour options of Lime Green, Candy Lime Green and Ebony. The Ebony colour is essentially an all-black theme with contrasting dark green highlights. Among the three, the Lime Green probably has the sportiest profile with a vibrant mix of black, green, white and red.It remains to be seen what kind of hardware changes are introduced with Ninja 300 MY23. Ninja 300 is powered by a 296cc, liquid cooled, parallel twin motor that generates 39 PS of max power at 11,000 rpm and 26.1 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and assist and slipper clutch.The engine has advanced features such as fine-atomizing injectors, dual throttle valves and hard Alumite coating on pistons. These work to improve ride dynamics, durability and fuel efficiency. Ride quality and overall experience could be further improved with Ninja 300 MY23. More
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R has been launched at a starting price of 10,50,00,000 Indonesian Rupiah (~ INR 5.63 lakh)2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 25RA total of three variants of 2023 Ninja ZX-25R are on offer, the base model, ABS SE variant and top-spec Ninja ZX-25RR. Ninja ZX-25R ABS SE variant is available at Rp 123,500,000 (approx. INR 6.62 lakh) whereas ZX-25RR costs Rp 129,900,000 (approx. INR 6.97 lakh). Top-spec variant gets some premium hardware along with customization options.While much of the design and styling is same as earlier model, new colour options have been introduced for 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R. The base model is available in Metallic Spark Black colour option, which is essentially an all-black theme. ZX-25R ABS SE variant gets colour options of Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray and Candy Persimmon Red. Top-spec Ninja ZX-25RR is probably the most captivating, as it gets Kawasaki Racing Team livery in Lime Green shade.2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R new featuresOne of the key updates for 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R is a fully digital TFT instrument console. The outgoing model is equipped with a semi-digital instrument console. It has an analogue tachometer in the centre, flanked by indicators on left and a rectangular LCD panel on the right. While the semi-digital console has its charm, the new full digital console is more in tune with the times.A major benefit of the new TFT display is that it has significantly reduced clutter. Cockpit area of 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R appears a lot more refined and sophisticated. The display is placed at an angle, which should ensure easy viewability. 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R also gets Bluetooth connectivity. Users should be able to pair their smartphones to access calls, text messages, etc. Journey logs and maintenance schedule can be accessed via Kawasaki’s Rideology app.2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 25RAs compared to the outgoing model, 2023 Ninja ZX-25R gets a larger upswept exhaust. Apart from that, there aren’t any major changes to the bike. Some key highlights include split LED headlight, compact visor, sporty graphics and decals and split seat design.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R utilizes Trellis frame, integrated with USD front forks and monoshock rear suspension. Top-spec model comes with additional adjustability options. Braking duties are performed by 310 mm disc at front and 220 mm disc at rear.Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R India launchIt is unlikely that Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R will be launched here anytime soon. The bike’s pricing can limit its possibilities in India. Nonetheless, the bike will surely be a lot of fun to ride with its track-focused performance and advanced tech features.2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R continues with the same 249.8 cc, in-line four, liquid cooled motor. It generates 51 PS of max power and 22.9 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Advanced features include assist and slipper clutch, electronic throttle valves, quick shifter and traction control. The bike has three power modes, which can be used to adjust power delivery based on user preferences and ride conditions. More