Kawasaki may launch their two super-sport motorcycles in India, the ZX-10R and the ZX0-14R by this September, reports Overdrive. There have not been any official announcement in this regard, but expect the ZX-10R and the ZX-14R to be launched in India through completely-built-up (CBU) route with a price tag of around Rs 15 lakh and Rs 17 lakh respectively.
It is likely that both of the motorcycles will be sold through Bajaj’s Pro-Biking dealership which previously had the Kawasaki branding and now replaced with its Austrian company, KTM. Bajaj Auto was planning to launch the Kawasaki ZX-10R in India few years back but Kawasaki was against the Indian authorities’ rule of the number plate on the front and the saree guard. Indian authorities expected the front number plate to be placed on the visor, however Kawasaki objected it as they feared at high speeds the plate might come off and hit the rider which might result in a crash. The low volumes and high operating costs also might have resulted in this decision. However, looks like the company has finally realised the potential of premium motorcycle growth in India looking at Harley Davidson’s sales numbers.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is Japanese company’s flagship model and is powered by a 998cc inline-four liquid cooled engine that develops 197PS and is mated to six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle features the S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control) system making this machine a perfect track tool.
The Ninja ZX-14R on the other hand is one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world and is powered by 1441cc inline-four liquid cooled engine. It is sold in the American market with the optional ABS, but we are not sure if the company will launch this variant in India.