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Kawasaki announces price increase

22nd March 2019: India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. (IKM), one of the largest premium motorcycle manufacturers in India, announces up to 7% increase in price on select models, which will be effective on ex-showroom Delhi price and from April 1, 2019.

IKM strives hard to keep the price of its models very competitive in the India market. However, due to increasing costs of raw materials and fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, IKM is compelled to change the price of our models.

In the recent times IKM launched two models, namely Ninja ZX-6R and Versys 1000, at very competitive prices. The new prices will be disclosed on the website of IKM on April 1, 2019.

Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R to be delivered in India

2nd March 2019: India’s one of the largest premium motorcycle manufacturers Kawasaki will deliver, the most powerful production in the world, Ninja H2R in India on 3rd March 2019. The first four-stroke, supercharged motorcycle from a major manufacturer, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R produces once unheard of power for a factory-built motorcycle. It’s truly Built Beyond Belief.

Built with exquisite craftsmanship, the Ninja H2R has the combination of intense acceleration and supersport-level circuit handling. Created without compromise, the in-house-designed engine has highly efficient, motorcycle-specific supercharger which is the key to achieve maximum power and the intense acceleration. The supercharger’s high efficiency and minimal heat gain meant that an intercooler was unnecessary, which also greatly saves weight and space. The whole engine was designed to accommodate the higher air pressure from the supercharger as well as ensure a high reliability with the over 300 PS output. The total 13,000 mm2 area of dual ram air duct illustrates how much air is required to achieve the over 300 PS output.

Speaking on the rousing occasion, Mr. Naoki Matsumoto, Managing Director – India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are indeed happy to deliver our flagship model, the Ninja H2R, in India. Kawasaki has stunned the world with this model. The Ninja H2R is the world’s supercharged hypersport motorcycle and to deliver one unit in India is certainly a proud moment for Kawasaki India.”

With astonishing acceleration, mind-bending top speed suitable only for the track, the Ninja H2R delivers the most exhilarating experience on two wheels. For 2019, benefits from numerous updates, including Brembo’s new Stylema monobloc calipers, the new “Supercharged” emblem and Kawasaki’s Highly Durable paint. Kawasaki India will deliver the Ninja H2R to its customer on Sunday 03 March 2019. As only one unit will be sold in India in 2019, this will be the only delivery of Ninja H2R in India.

Vehicle Features at glance:

  • Supercharged 998 cm3 In-Line Four (in-house-designed supercharger)Maximum power with Ram Air; 240 kW {326 PS} / 14,000 min-1, Maximum torque; 165 N. m {16.8 kgf. m} / 12,500 min-1
  • Power Unit Designed to Withstand 300 PS Output
  • Dog-ring Transmission for smooth and quick shifting
  • Hydraulic Clutch & Back-torque Limiter: Maximising Airflow Efficiency with Ram Air duct
  • Aluminium Intake Chamber
  • Electronic Throttle Valves
  • Innovative Chassis Design (Trellis Frame)
  • Single-sided Swingarm
  • Front suspension; KYB AOS-II racing suspension
  • Rear Suspension; Öhlins TTX36
  • Brembo brakes: Dual radial-mount Brembo cast aluminium M50 monobloc calipers, Brembo radial-pump master cylinder / etc.
  • Aerodynamically-designed Bodywork
  • Kawasaki Original Silver-mirror Paint: Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable paint, features a special coat that allows scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish. Soft and hard segments in the coat work together like a chemical spring, creating a trampoline effect that absorbs impacts.
  •  Notes:
    1. In some cases, it takes about one week for recovery.
    2. The paint will not recover in the case of scratches caused by a coin or key, or zip fasteners.
  • Kawasaki River Mark: *The Kawasaki River Mark is a long-time symbol of the KHI Group dating back to the 1870s. As a policy, its use on products is rare and limited to models with historical significance. But for the Ninja H2R permission to use this symbol was granted.

 Top-notch electronic rider support:

  • Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF)
  • Total Engine & Chassis Management Package
  • Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM)
  • Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
  • Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock brake system (KIBS)
  • Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
  • Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)
  • Bank angle display and max angle recording function
  • Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper

MY19 new Ninja H2, H2 Carbon & H2R launched in India.

22nd Aug 2018 India Kawasaki launches a range of hypersport bikes of MY19 in India. The range includes new Ninja H2, Ninja H2 Carbon and Ninja H2R. Known for “Built Beyond Belief”, all these three models have already received numerous accolades in India.

Kawasaki’s most powerful street models already have plenty of innovations which are complemented only by the highest quality components. The MY19 models have some key updates in which the most noticing update is the increase in maximum power to 231 PS in the Ninja H2. In the recently held Bonneville Speed Week motorsports an independent team made up of Kawasaki engineers succeeded in setting a world speed record of 209.442 mph (337.064 km/h) on the Kawasaki flagship Ninja H2 in the P-PB 1000 class.

On the occasion of the launch Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said “Our Ninja H2 range has an elegant artwork & profound engineering supported by advance technology. When it was launched in India 2016, the response was stunning. I hope we receive the same response from the market especially to the new Ninja H2 which has lofty performance.”

Apart from the increase in maximum power, the new Ninja H2 now has new TFT colour instrumentation along with smartphone connectivity to enable riders connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions such as vehicle info, riding log, telephone notice, general settings etc. can be accessed. When riding (with the app ON), the bike and smartphone are always connected.  Once the engine is turned off, or the smartphone is out of range (approximately 20 m) of the instrument’s Bluetooth chip, the latest riding information is stored by the app and may be viewed on the smartphone.

In case of brake, MY19 model is fitted with Brembo’s Stylema monobloc calipers which are the company’s latest high-spec street-use calipers. Compared to the previous M50 units, the new calipers have less volume around the pistons and brake pads. This reduces the internal space taken up by brake fluid, enabling a more direct response.

In addition to all the updates, the new Ninja H2 also features Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable paint with a special coat that allows scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish. While in some cases the recovery will require one week, in some cases the paint will not recover if the scratches caused by a coin or key, or zip fasteners. For improved handling new Bridgestone RS11 sport tyres have been added. Besides, all the lighting equipment (headlamp, position lamps, taillight, turn signals and license plate lamp) on the Ninja H2 is now LED.

Further added Mr. Yamashita, “As we are opening the booking now, we would like our customers to take a note that Ninja H2 Carbon and Ninja H2R will be available in a very limited quantity. Ninja H2 Carbon is limited in numbers as it is strenuous production and in Ninja H2R is a very special product and will always be produced in limited quantity.”

As far as changes to MY19 Ninja H2R is concerned, it also now receives, Brembo’s new Stylema monobloc calipers, the new “Supercharged” emblem and Kawasaki’s Highly Durable paint.

19MY new Ninja H2’s ex-showroom (Delhi) price is INR 34,50,000, while the price of Ninja H2 Carbon is INR 41,00,000. And the widely respected Ninja H2R will be available for 72,00,000 ex-showroom (Delhi). All these three models are CBU which are produced by selected high-skilled special engineers in Japan. The booking period will be start from 1st September 2018 and will be closed by 31st October 2018. The delivery to the customers will be done in next year. And for booking related queries customers can visit the nearest Kawasaki showroom.

Delivery of new ZX-10R/RR to start from 4th July 2018

04th Aug 2018 India Kawasaki launched of new Ninja ZX-10R/RR as a locally assembled models in the Indian market on 29.06.2018. Both the products received overwhelming response from the customers which also lead to a hefty bookings.

India Kawasaki now confirms that the deliveries of new Ninja ZX-10R/RR will commence from 4th August 2018 from the plant of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. Customers those who have booked any of these two product can contact the dealership for further details.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said,” Ninja ZX10-R/RR have made a special place in this market. I am pleased with the fact that we are delivering Ninja ZX-10R/RR to our customers now.”

Further added Mr. Yutaka Yamashita,” Our newly launched ZX-10R/RR both the bikes are single seater. This changes was mainly made to make these bike look more attractive because these bikes are inspired by World super bike machine. Hopefully, our customers will relish the fun of solo riding on the open roads.”

With no changes in the ex-showroom price at the moment, both Ninja ZX-10R/RR are available for INR. 1,280,000 and 1,610,000 respectively as per order price.

The all new Ninja 300 with ABS launched in India

20th July 2018 India Kawasaki announces a launch of the all new Ninja 300 in the Indian market. The all new Ninja 300 comes with front and rear Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) along with new colours and graphics. As a part of India Kawasaki’s expansion plan the all new Ninja 300 also gets locally produced parts.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said “As per Kawasaki’s product portfolio Ninja 300 is entry level sports bike. We have observed that customers start with Ninja 300 and then upgrade to the next class. Therefore, Ninja 300 happens to be our bestselling product in India because of affordable price.”

The all new Ninja 300 is equipped with a liquid-cooled strong parallel twin cylinder, DOHC and 8 valves engine like other models of Ninja series. The new high-tensile steel frame adds to the chassis stability and the assist & slipper clutch, based on racing technology, acts as both a back-torque limiter and self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

On the interior front apart from aggressive styling, the duel headlights like Ninja ZX-10R and wheel design like Ninja ZX-14R indicates styling package is directly related to bigger Ninja supersport models.

Further states Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, “We just started localizing for Ninja 300 ABS as a part of our expansion plan. Initiatives like “Make In India” have also been encouraging factors in increasing localization. The localization gives us a benefit to set a very competitive price, because of which we can offer many new customers an opportunity to enjoy our product and also start experiencing fun of supersports riding.”

 

Now the all new Ninja 300 ABS is available in two colour options namely lime green/ebony and candy plasma blue. The price of the all new Ninja 300 with ABS is INR 298,000 ex-showroom Delhi. Customers doing pre-booking will be given “3 years of warranty offer” on the all new Ninja 300 ABS. This offer will be discontinued without any prior intimation in order to give a worthy benefit to early birds. The bookings are open and customers can visit their nearest showroom for booking.

Z900RS in black launched in India

17th July 2018 India Kawasaki Motors has introduced the retro and classic Z900RS in black colour in India. The Z900RS is a perfect concoction of 1970s’ original king of cool Z1 and modern Z900, which has the every potential to satisfy the desire of riders. The artistic bike which made by Takumi meaning an artisan.

In February 2018, India Kawasaki launched Z900RS in candy tone orange colour, which received positive response from its admirer. On the occasion of new introduction, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motor, said “Bringing Z900RS in India in February was a sort of achievement, because this model is produced in very limited numbers in Japan.”

Backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology, the engine and the frame get benefitted from the latest in advanced analysis technology. The radial-mount front breaks grips front discs which provide sure and strong stopping power. Conceived as an homage to the legendary Z1, it is powered by a liquid-cooled 900cc-class In-Line Four – an engine choice that makes Z900RS unique in this category.

Further states Mr. Yutaka Yamashita “Z900RS, a product mostly bought by a certain elite groups, received lots of compliments for its premium quality and meticulous finishing. The positive response through various sources prompted us to bring Z900RS in black. We do hope that this new addition will be received well by our customers and followers.”

To achieve Z900RS’ look and feel, great pain & attention to details were directed on things like timeless looks that blend Z1-styling with modern technology and craftsmanship techniques.  Z900RS is equipped with advance features like KRTC (Kawasaki Traction Control), LED headlight, multi-function LCD screen nestled between dual analogue-style speedometers and tachometer dials.

Z900RS comes with Kawasaki’s first tuned exhaust note, which has been designed after performing sound research. The sound tuning focused on the engine’s initial roar to life, idling and low-speed riding where the rider is best able to enjoy the exhaust’s deep rumble.

The newly launched Z900RS in black is made available for 15, 30,000 Ex-showroom and its bookings are open. Interested buyers can visit the nearest dealership for more information.

REA RECORDS ANOTHER DOUBLE WITH SYKES FIFTH

KRT riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes finished first and fifth respectively in the second 21-lap WorldSBK race at Misano, with Rea coming from the third row of the grid to record his tenth race win of the season. Sykes ended up fifth, with a better machine set-up than he had during the first race on Saturday.

Three–time world championship Jonathan Rea had to use all his skills and determination to secure the second race win of the Misano WorldSBK weekend, and with it his third double win of the season.

Having to pass several riders, some of them after more than one attempt, Rea seized a late opportunity to take the lead from long time front-runner Michael van der Mark, Jonathan eventually won by a narrow 0.334 seconds from van der Mark, with the third placed rider Marco Melandri just 0.595 seconds from Jonathan.

Rea set the fastest lap of the race, a 1’34.944, on lap ten, after breaking free of one of the riders who started ahead of him in the race.

Sykes had been in second place from laps three to four but gradually dropped back to take fifth place and with it defend his fourth place in the championship standings.

In winning race two today, Kawasaki now has a total of 120 race wins in WorldSBK since its inception in 1988, making the Akashi manufacturer the second most successful of all time in its own right. Kawasaki leads the 2018 Manufacturers’ Standings by 59 points.

Entering the long summer break Rea has a points total of 370, Chaz Davies has 278, van der Mark 248 and Sykes 218.

Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was 12th in race two, despite his recent foot injury. He is ninth overall. Roman Ramos (Team GoEleven Kawasaki) placed 15th, for one more championship point. Yonny Hernandez (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) finished 16th and Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) 17th, despite suffering a crash.

With a long summer break looming, but an official test session at Portimao beforehand, the next round of the championship itself will take place at the same Portuguese venue, between the 14th and 16th of September.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “That was a super-super hard race. Yesterday I controlled the race. I could lead from the front, make my rhythm and go away. Today I could not make that in the beginning and I spent so much tyre and energy coming through the traffic. The bikes are so evenly matched now it is so hard to make a pass and make it stick. It was a hard job to track down Mikey and when I arrived I was starting to panic a little bit with five laps to go. I wanted to be in the lead by that stage and make a gap. I was worried about getting through because he was not making mistakes, but then he ran into the last corner a little bit deep, and I was able to pull alongside and outbrake him in T1. I made a lot of passes in that race and it was really hard work.”

Tom Sykes, stated: “Today was a big step in performance and we had a much better feeling with the chassis. With that we made a big step forward and it is a shame that we did not use this front fork at the beginning of the weekend. I just could not get the bike to do what I needed in some areas and I gave up a little bit of performance. In a lot of areas the bike was working really well. We just lost the edge grip, which is strange because the lap time was really consistent all race. I lost a lot of time at the beginning when I tried to push on new tyres I just could not do it. The bike performance compared to yesterday was much, much better.”

2018 KRT Rider Statistics
Jonathan Rea: World Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017
2018: Races 18, Wins 10, Podiums 15, Superpoles 2
Career Race Wins: 64 (49 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 127 (85 for Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 16 (12 for Kawasaki)

Tom Sykes: World Champion 2013
2018: Races: 18, Wins 1, Podiums 6, Superpoles 4
Career Race Wins: 34 (34 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 106 (105 for Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 46 (46 for Kawasaki)

5 x Riders’ Championships (Scott Russell 1993, Sykes 2013, Rea 2015, 2016 & 2017), 1 x EVO Riders’ Championship (David Salom 2014)
3 x Manufacturers’ Championships (Ninja ZX-10R 2015 & 2016, Ninja ZX-10RR 2017)
3 x Teams’ Championships (KRT/Provec Racing 2015, 2016 & 2017)

Kawasaki FIM Superbike World Championship Statistics
Total Kawasaki Race Wins: 120 – now second overall
Total Kawasaki Podiums: 370 – third overall
Total Kawasaki Poles: 79 – second overall

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MY19 Ninja 650 in black launched in India

06th July 2018  India Kawasaki announces a launch of MY19 Ninja 650 in metallic flat spark black colour. With this launch, India Kawasaki now has three options in Ninja 650. Last year Ninja 650 was introduced in KRT edition and in blue colour edition, which were sold with a great success.
Speaking on the new addition, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said “With this launch we are continuing a string of MY19 launches in India. In 650cc category we have four distinct motorcycles and Ninja 650 is one of them. We have observed a very stable demand for Ninja 650 in India at it comes with attractive price. I hope our Ninja 650 in metallic spark black achieves the same success as the other variants have.”
Powerful parallel twin engine with DOHC, 8 valve system and nimble handling have been the main forte of Ninja 650 always. Besides to give a versatility for daily riding or long touring, Ninja 650 has an upright riding position, low seat height and manageable power delivery. The features like ABS, Economical Riding Indicator, Assist and Slipper Clutch etc. give a boost to sporty riding excitement. MY19 Ninja 650 standard is available for INR 549,000 ex-showroom Delhi, while the prices of Ninja 650 KRT edition is INR 569,000 ex-showroom, Delhi. MY19 Ninja 650 is available in black and KRT edition and Ninja 650 in blue colour belongs to MY18.
The bookings of MY19 Ninja 650 are open and customers can visit their nearest dealership for booking.

Locally assembled new Ninja ZX-10R and new Ninja ZX-10RR launched

29th June 2018 India Kawasaki announces launch of new Ninja ZX-10R and new Ninja ZX-10RR as a locally assembled models in the Indian market. The new Ninja ZX-10R and new Ninja ZX-10RR are well-known supersport models mainly because of former’s three times successive victories at the World Superbike Championship. Equipped with championship-proven technology both the models are fully capable of dominating the streets.

The local assembly of the new Ninja ZX-10R & new Ninja ZX-10RR is a very important landmark for India Kawasaki’s Pune Plant. Lots of groundwork has been done before finalizing local assembly of these models. Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said” The new Ninja ZX-10R & new Ninja ZX-10RR have a unique engineering heritage with a very advance technology. Our newly established R&D played a vital role in making local assembly of the new Ninja ZX-10R and new Ninja ZX-10RR successful.”

The new Ninja ZX-10R and new Ninja ZX-10RR, produced with unique Japanese engineering and technologies have features like Kawasaki Quick Shifter, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, ABS etc. Further states Mr. Yamashita” A decision of local assembly of these two high performing motorcycles, which are also sold in Europe, USA Japan etc., was taken more from future perspective than only from price perspective. India Kawasaki has a vision for Indian market and steps like these will pave the path to achieve its goals. Besides it will also help to increase craze and enthusiasm for these two legendary performers in this country.”

The first-ever locally assembled new Ninja ZX-10R and new Ninja ZX-10RR are being introduced with a special pre-order offer. Under the special pre-order offer the ex-showroom Delhi price of the new Ninja ZX-10R is 1,280,000 INR and the price of the new Ninja ZX-10RR – 1,610,000 INR. This offer is valid till the end of July 2018 and then there will be significant increase in the price. While the new Ninja ZX-10R will be available in KRT edition along with few graphical changes, the new Ninja ZX-10RR will be available in black.

 

Both the models will be produced limited in numbers, however the total units of the new Ninja ZX-10RR will be lesser than the total units of the new Ninja ZX-10R, as the Ninja ZX-10RR’s global production is limited. The bookings for Model Year 2018 are now open and will be closed after the allocated production and bookings are completed.