India Kawasaki inaugurates new dealership in Thane, Mumbai

India Kawasaki Motors has opened its new dealership in Thane, Mumbai. The total area of the newly opened dealership is 3,000 sq. ft. With this new addition, India Kawasaki has taken a tally of its dealerships to 28 in total.
On the occasion of inauguration Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said” From the beginning we knew that Mumbai is a big market for our product. So having two dealerships in this city is important. Besides this gives us additional benefit of to boost after sales service to our customers.
For the first time in the history of India Kawasaki Motors at the time of dealership inauguration tree sapling were planted by the seniors in order to promote go green global initiative. The new dealership in Thane provides an opportunity to people from Thane and nearby locality to visit the showroom and get a feel of Kawasaki’s premium products.

Kawasaki dealerships opened in Indore and Jammu

After opening new dealerships in Patna, Jaipur and West Delhi, now India Kawasaki has opened two new dealerships in Indore and Jammu. The dealership in Indore city is also the first dealership in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, said “we are happy to announce addition of two new dealerships to our existing network. We were very keen to have a dealership in Madhya Pradesh state because in our early days there were some enthusiastic customers who bought our motorcycles from different states. Hopefully our new dealership in Indore will be a happy news for our customers based in the central state of India“

Further states Mr. Yamashita “Jammu is a fast growing city. While agriculture and tourism continues to blossom, new investors, colleges & institutes are increasing as well. Opening a dealership in Jammu right now is the right time for Kawasaki. The youngsters from Jammu and nearby regions will definitely be eager to have a look and feel of our premium motorcycles.”

With the addition of these two new dealerships, India Kawasaki now has total 27 dealerships across India.

Kawasaki Jammu
07, Extension, Last Morh, Gandhi Nagar,
Jammu – 180004

Kawasaki Indore
1, Babji Nagar, Near Shalimar Township,
A B Road, Indore – 452010

 

Three new dealerships added to Kawasaki dealer’s network

19th March 2018 India Kawasaki has added three new dealerships to its existing network. After addition of these three new dealers, Kawasaki has taken total dealerships tally to 25. The new dealerships are opened in the following cities: Patna, Jaipur and West Delhi. All these three dealerships are fully functional and customers can visit newly opened showroom to get a feel of motorcycles and for bookings as well.
Speaking on the new landmark, Yutaka Yamashita Managing Director of IKM, said, “Expanding dealers’ network was always a part of our expansion plan. By the end of 2017, we had managed to open 22 dealerships. With these three new dealerships our customer reach will increase even better than earlier.”
Further Mr. Yamashita added “In the recently held Delhi Auto Expo many people visited our pavilion from various cities and inquired about our dealership’s presence in their cities. This has prompted us to add few more dealerships in the future.”
Recently Kawasaki launched Vulcan S, Ninja H2SX and Z900RS, all premium. These models have been received by customers and fans very nicely. With an eye on bringing more new premium bikes in the market within this year, expanded dealers’ network will play a very crucial role for Kawasaki.

India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. shall conduct Voluntary Recall based on SIAM “Voluntary Code on Vehicle Recall” announced in July 2012.

Name of Product: Ninja ZX-10R/RR

Eligible Units: 140 no’s

Eligible Frame Number: VIN NO.: JKAZXT00S$A000783 to JKAZXT00S$A14446

Started from: 09th Feb. 2018

Hazard: On eligible units, the rigidity of the gear in transmission is not sufficient so that the rim of the gear might be broken by excessive impact force depending on the shifting manner in use.

Description: The recall involves 2016-2018 model year Ninja ZX-10R/RR vehicles.

Remedy: Replacing some gears with countermeasure gears at Authorized Kawasaki Service Shop

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki Authorized Dealers nearby or Kawasaki toll-free call 1800-2660-365, time: from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Ray The fifth double win this season! Sykes is on the podium finish 3rd in race 1. And, Kawasaki’s Manufacturers’ title was also confirmed, and three consecutive crown was achieved for 3 consecutive years!

The 12th round of the Spain tournament was held at Jerez circuit for three days from October 20th to 22nd. At the previous race in France, Jonathan Ray (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the first consecutive championship in championship history. In addition, the team title won for three consecutive years, Kawasaki Racing Team achieved two crown this season.

Jerez was blessed with weather for three days. Ray who was released from all the pressure by winning the champion, showed out the elongation run. A few weeks passed since we became a champion and a few weeks passed since we finally settled down. In recent weeks we have held numerous PR events at home in Belfast and as a guest of Kawasaki Racing Team and Monster Energy in Las Vegas I visited the hosted Monster Energy Supercross, which I have never tried in Jerez, but I am looking forward to returning to the race. ” Ray showed a fight full of tension in Jerez, which has become the stage of the title decision every year, but he never won the championship so far. However, this year he demonstrated his abilities to the fullest.

Both races had multiple crashes in the early stages for both races and the red flag was interrupted. Although it was a battle for rebuilding in both races, when Ray who decided all the start got the first victory of Jerez in the race 1, in race 2 raised the second victory of Jerez. Although Melandri (Ducati) that preceded Mr. Melandri retired in the machine trouble in race 1, it showed the speed that it is sure to overtake even without such a happening. Race 2, which started from the third row on the reverse grid, won the unbeatable run if it took the lead in the opening lap. He won the 14th victory this season.

Other Kawasaki men are 6th and 8th with Sylvain Guintoli who was supposed to participate from Kawasaki Puccetti Racing at the Qatar Games and the final competition this time. Roman Ramos (Team Kawasaki Go Eleven) entered 10th and 11th place, Grindini Racing Team went into 15th place in race 1 and gained points respectively.

Jonathan Rey’s comment: Race 1 (1st place)
“I am very happy to be able to win in Jerez and I really wanted to win before the trouble of Marco (Melandri)’s machine occurred, I ran far beyond my limits to chase Mark.The gap is clogged up and away I was also excited by the fighting battles, I felt excited at the end, I think I feel sorry for him having a problem and I wanted to fight to each other until the end. The first part of the race was the race But I tried to control yesterday because I knocked down and I could not make long runs so I did not know if the tire choice would work well. When I was able to widen the difference when passed by Marco, I thought I was trying hard when I thought of the position of the championship, but I enjoyed running like this. “

Jonathan Rey’s comment: Race 2 (1st place)
“Kawasaki won the Manufacturers’ title today, thanks to not only machines and riders but also all the teams including management and crew chief, we all achieved this result and I am very proud of that. Motivation was higher than usual in the race. Mechanics cheered me just before I started and thought that I had to work hard today. Things of the machine was very good today. This win is I think that crew chief Pele Riba brought in because he was told to believe in front geometry and front tire change, it was a wonderful decision. “

Tom Sykes comment: Race 1 (3rd place)
“I was able to find a good set-up with second hand tires at the end of FP2 on Friday and FP3 on the day, the pace during the race was very stable and we were able to keep it at the end of the race Unfortunately a red flag It was interrupted, I did not seize the usual rhythm and I lost a bit of time and then I had some problems with the gear selection on the first 3 laps and then I made a mistake on the gear and then went straight. Although I dropped it, I could return to the group again and after that the pace improved as well. Chaz (Davis) had speed from free practice, but the top 4 or top 5 time was very close, otherwise it was a tough fight. It was difficult to shorten the gap with the former two people. “

Tom Sykes comment: Race 2 (5th place)
“Kawasaki has made wonderful runs possible in the last few years, and the team system is also great, which is conducive to this result. I think that winning the Manufacturers title is as special as the rider’s championship. It was a gift for their efforts, the fifth place was not what I thought. Today I was struggling with machine setup. Honestly, I could not find the rear traction. While running the machine a couple of I tried the setup and finally settled in the latter half of 1 minute 41 seconds. It was faster than yesterday, but I could not get the grip of the rear why it was a very small problem but unfortunately I used the edge of the tire considerably. “

Kawasaki to open ten new dealerships to expand its reach

16 Oct 2017 After starting its refreshed journey in 2017, India Kawasaki Motors opened 12

16 Oct 2017 After starting its refreshed journey in 2017, India Kawasaki Motors opened 12 dealerships mainly in metro cities and other developed cities. Through these dealerships Kawasaki started catering to customers coming majorly from urban areas. With the vision on business growth in India and fulfilling the demands of customers, Kawasaki has finalized ten new dealerships which will open shortly.

Kolhapur, Nagpur, Vizag, Calicut, Mangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun, Bhubaneshwar, Ludhiana & Goa are the cities wherein these new dealerships will be opened. Kawasaki has got a concept of soft-opening of dealership, after which bookings are accepted, so that customers don’t need to wait until full-fledged services commence.

Opening 22 new dealerships in a short span is a milestone for India Kawasaki Motors. Speaking on the new landmark, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita Managing Director of IKM, said, “Geographically India is a very big country and to reach out the customers is a challenging task. A solid dealer base is very essential. With these ten new dealerships we will have total 22 dealerships. Now our customers and sports bike enthusiastic from these cities can see, touch & feel our variety of products.”

Kawasaki has got easy but foolproof process for new dealership enrolment. This easy process and the developing market of premium bikes excites dealers to associate with Kawasaki in India. Each existing dealer has its own service centre and additionally eight dealers run mobile service van in selected cities.

“A robust dealer network will also help us to make continuous improvements in our after-sales services, which is linked with customer satisfaction. And I feel, customer satisfaction can be achieved by working on three factors namely product, pre-sales service and after sales service” further added Mr. Yamashita.

India Kawasaki Motors Opens A New Dealership In Hyderabad

India Kawasaki Motors today announced the opening of a new dealership in Hyderabad strengthening the brand’s presence in India as part of its strategic dealership expansion across the country.

The opening of “Orange Auto” marks the twelfth Kawasaki dealership in India, situated at Roxana Fortune, 8-2-686/6/D/9, Road No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Commenting on the launch of new dealership, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors says, “There is a latent demand for Super Sports bikes and we are geared up to serve such bike lovers. Typically, these bike enthusiasts also form clubs and enjoy sharing their experiences and long rides.

Mr. Ramu Yalamanchali, the principal owner of Orange Auto, is an automobile enthusiast and an experienced businessman. His passion for the brand and delivering trusted and personalized customer experiences will ensure that a world-class Kawasaki dealership is serving enthusiasts in the city.

Kawasaki  is famous for delivering a premium lifestyle experience to its customers, allowing them to explore their spirit for freedom and adventure. My team and I are committed to delivering that experience in Hyderabad, and welcome everyone to enjoy the world of Kawasaki, said Mr.  Ramu Yalamanchali, Dealer Principal, Orange Auto.

The newest dealership offers the entire Kawasaki lineup of 19 motorcycle models, in addition to Kawasaki riding gear, apparel, and merchandise.

 

DETAILS OF SHOWROOM
Kawasaki Hyderabad
Roxana Fortune, 8-2-686/6/D/9,
Road No.12, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad- 500034.
+91 – 9885501234

1-2 For KRT Again As Sykes Wins From Rea In Thailand

Another electrifying 20-lap race between KRT’s Superbike World Championship competitors Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea saw Sykes win his first race of the year on the all-new Ninja ZX-10R, with Rea just 0.190 seconds behind at the flag. Rea leaves Thailand with 95 points and the series lead while Sykes moved up to second overall today, with 66 points to his credit.

The weekend at the Chang International Circuit will go down as a double 1-2 event for Kawasaki with Rea winning race one on Saturday from Sykes, and that order being overturned after a combative contest around the 4.554km circuit in the heat of the afternoon on Sunday 13th March.

Rea set the fastest lap of the Sunday race, on lap five, as he chased early leader Sykes. Rea was to lead for a time, and then pass Sykes again at some points, only to be re-passed on the way out.

Sykes and Rea looked to have the race between them for most of the race distance but Chaz Davies arrived towards the end and made the battle for the podium places even more complicated.

There was more than one attempt from Jonathan to pass Tom at the end but Sykes defended his position and ended up winning the short run to the finish line from the final right hand corner, with a small advantage of 0.190 seconds to his credit. With Rea second Davies was third, by only 0.314 seconds from Tom, in another thrilling WorldSBK contest for the fans trackside and at home on TV to enjoy.

The second 1-2 in two days for Kawasaki’s official entrants also gives the KRT riders a 1-2 in the championship, with Rea in the lead by 29 points and Sykes a point clear of Michael van Der Mark after four races.

Kawasaki riders have won all of the 2016 season races so far, making a perfect total of 100 points in the Manufacturers’ Championship. Yesterday Jonathan Rea moved to a lone fifth in the all-time race winners’ tally, with 32 career wins. Today Tom drew himself seventh equal in the same ranking, with 27 career victories.

The KRT squad’s European home base in Spain is where the championship will relocate for the next round, at the magnificent Motorland Aragon circuit. Race weekend will be held between 1st and 3rd April.

Tom Sykes stated: “The first win of the year for me and I really had to fight for it. I am happy because Jonathan is at an incredible level in this circuit and we have much such a big step from last year – so I really have to thank all of the boys. They have worked really hard in the winter and even now we are still learning. It was a great race, a great battle. It makes it more satisfying because from about lap six I was struggling with understeer from the front so my corner speed was lower than I wanted. I saw on the big screens at one stage that there were some great riders behind, giving me great pressure, so I had to re-think how to manage the race. To hold on to the win after so-so long is such a great feeling.”

Jonathan Rea stated: “We made a small improvement today in the bike set-up and from ten laps to go I feel I had a much higher pace than Tom. I really wanted to win and I tried two or three times but to win a race against Tom when he is strong, and defending very well, you have to go really deep. Massive credit to him; he did a good job today and beat us flat out. It is good for Kawasaki to have a 1-2 although I would prefer to be the guy in front. Fair play to Tom because I was over my head to win the race yesterday but today I tried my best and got beat. I am sure it was a nice show to watch. We increased our championship lead from Phillip Island and it has been a good day, but I just wanted to win the race. To get beaten is really great for my motivation.”

Roman Ramos (GOELEVEN Kawasaki) placed himself 12th in today’s race and also in the championship points standings. Sylvain Barrier (Pedercini Kawasaki) was 17th in race two and Dominic Schmitter (Grillini Racing Team) 19th. Saeed Al Sulaiti (Pedercini Kawasaki) retired.

Review of 2016 Ninja ZX-10R by KRT World Champions

The media launch of the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R was also an ideal environment for both KRT riders to experience the machine that their new World Superbike challenge is focused on.

Featuring the most comprehensive electronic rider aid package yet found on a Ninja, Sykes wanted to get a feeling for the bike that he and his Crew Chief, Marcel Duinker had gradually developed since 2011. For Rea and his Crew Chief, Pere Riba, the opportunity to assess a race kit ECU equipped bike around the demanding 5.5km Sepang International Circuit was a chance not to be missed. Watch now as Sykes (the 2013 World SBK Champion), and Rea (the 2015 World SBK Champion) give us their direct feedback on the Ninja that is the closest ever to a World Superbike contender straight from the crate on track and an equally impressive all-round package as road motorcycle.

Sykes, Rea Take Positive Strides On New Ninja ZX-10R

Tom Sykes (KRT) secured the fastest time of a two-day test at Jerez in Spain after a strong showing of overall pace. His team-mate Jonathan Rea took the seventh best time, as the reigning champion worked on optimising the base set-up of the new Ninja ZX-10R in readiness for the new WorldSBK season.

The track conditions at this test did not replicate the grippier ones the team found in their previous Jerez outing in November. Despite this relative lack of grip Sykes managed to be the only rider from the 27 present who got inside the 1’39 bracket with his 1’39.924, achieved after using a qualifying rear tyre.

Rea, who did not use a qualifying rear, still set a best lap time of 1’40.856. He continued to experiment to find his ideal base setting on the new Ninja ZX-10R, which he and Sykes both rode in the recent global launch of the new Kawasaki showroom model in Malaysia.

Sykes has settled into the on-track groove of the new Ninja ZX-10R WorldSBK machine comfortably from the first tests. At this Jerez test concentrated on reconfirming the choice of some items that were settled on before the winter break.

Rea did not make a long run at this test, preferring to make lots of laps on used tyres, as he and his crew evaluated different chassis settings and engine characteristics.

A damp track surface to start on day one and fog early on day two held back the overall lap count for all riders at Jerez but conditions improved to ensure a productive period of work in the sunny afternoon sessions. Sykes managed to put in 126 laps and Rea 122 across the two days.

The entire KRT squad will now move right across Spain to make their final European winter tests at the Motorland Aragon circuit, between 3 and 4 February. The first races of the year take place in over final weekend of February, under the new format of one race on Saturday and the second on Sunday.

Tom Sykes stated: “All smiles round here because basically we have changed a lot of settings, exploring more parameters with the new bike. We have a good opportunity to explore many things. All credit to Marcel and Danilo and all the mechanics because they are working overtime and I am just riding the bike. It is confirmation of what we have developed in previous years that we have done a good job because this new bike is the ‘baby’ from those years. It is working well for both riders and Kawasaki has done a great job. There are still areas where I want to improve both the bike and me but to come away from both winter tests in Jerez fastest is good, because it is not my strongest circuit. This adds to the excitement and motivation for the coming season on the new Ninja ZX-10R.”

Jonathan Rea stated: “It is clear that the new bike has been developed more for another riding style and it asks you to ride in a certain way. So we are still exploring exactly how to extract the best out of the bike and we have changed many things. It was clear that when we arrived here the track grip level was much worse than the last time, so it required a little bit of a different set-up. Our testing philosophy this winter – testing big items and not getting carried away with the set-up – has really made sense here. It was the same track, same part of the world but a different character this time. We had a new fork specification to try and a different engine character. We are just using the tools in the toolbox now and understanding more about the new Ninja ZX-10R. We have been working calmly and methodically and if the starting lights went out at Jerez tomorrow we would not be seventh.”

Marcel Duinker, Tom Sykes’ Crew Chief, stated: “Tom used a Q tyre for the fastest lap and it seems the track was not the same as it was in the November tests. We need to be fast and consistent in any condition and we did a lot of our job during the test in November. When we finished that we gave our package its shape so here it was a matter of trying out small test items and polishing our bike to prepare ourselves for the season opener. We are ready to go to Phillip Island now but we have another two days at Motorland Aragon, a different type of track, where we can confirm our pace and consistency.”

Pere Riba, Jonathan Rea’s Crew Chief, stated: “Winter time is to understand the bike and its reactions to changes and different situations. It gives the rider time to understand different things and time for us to follow our test plan. This is a new bike and there are still important points that we are looking to understand it more, to find out what the best base point is. This also relates to the track grip and these two days have been useful because the grip this time was not so good. That lets us understand how to make improvements in case we have these conditions in the real race. We have been working with tyres that have done over 20 laps just to comprehend where we are. We did not make a long run, a race simulation, but we did many laps. The important thing is to arrive in Phillip Island for round one with a good package in many different situations.”