Kawasaki Launches ZX-10R @ 15.7 Lac & ZX-14R @ 16.9 Lac Ex-Showroom Pune

by Saad on September 4, 2013

Now, let us stop complaining about the lack of choices we have in India for power bikes! With Kawasaki entering the fray, we have almost all the acclaimed BIG bikes that the world has been riding for sometime now.


Agreed they are still very expensive and out of reach of majority of us, but they are there. Let’s talk about the latest entrants in this 1000cc and above market.

Kawasaki today launched the ZX-10R as well as their flagship humongous ZX-14R at a function in Pune. Here are the important pointers from the launch: (A detailed report with tons of pictures will be shared shortly)

  • These bikes are independently launched by Kawasaki’s Indian arm – India Kawasaki Motors (IKM)
  • Both these motorcycles will be exported as completely built units (CBUs) and hence the higher prices.
  • Kawasaki will sell and service them through Kawasaki’s independent shop which will be launched very shortly.
  • ZX-10R comes with fully adjustable front and rear with inverted forks, horizontal gas charged monoshock at the rear, dual 310mm petal discs, Kawasaki’s traction control system and supersport-grade ABS.
  • ZX-14R’s motor is Kawasaki’s most powerful motorcycle engine yet and is often touted to be the world’s fastest commercial motorcycle!
  • ZX-14R gets 3 Mode Kawasaki Traction Control, Flagship cockpit, and 4 projectors upfront
  • While the ZX-10R is more of an enthusiasts delight, the monstrous ZX-14R is a sports tourer.
  • Bookings will start from tomorrow ie 5th of September.
  • Deliveries will start towards the end of this month
  • Kawasaki targets total sales of 100 units per year with these supersports motorcycles duo.



  • Kawasaki ZX-10R : Rs 15.70 Lac Ex-showroom Pune
  • Kawasaki ZX-14R : Rs 16.90 Lac Ex-Showroom Pune

We will share a detailed report along with truckloads of pics soon..!

Kawasaki ZX-10R Specifications:

Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement: 998 cm3
Bore and Stroke: 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio:13.0:1
Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 (Keihin), with oval sub-throttles, dual injection
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Transmission: 6 speed, return

Maximum power: 147.1 kW {200.1 PS} / 13,000 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air: 154.4 kW {209.9 PS} / 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 112.0 N.m {11.4 kgf.m} / 11,500 rpm


Type: Twin spar, cast aluminium
Wheel travel: Front: 120 mm
Rear: 140 mm
Tyre: Front: 120/70-17 M/C 58W
Rear: 190/55-17 M/C 75W

Brake Front: Type: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal disc, 10-button aluminium rotor carrier
Caliper: Dual radial-mount, oppose 4-(aluminium) piston

Brake Rear: Type: Single 220 mm petal disc
Caliper: Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston


Overall length: 2,075 mm
Overall width: 715 mm
Overall height: 1,115 mm
Wheelbase: 1,425 mm
Ground clearance: 135 mm
Seat height: 813 mm
Curb mass: 201kg
Fuel capacity:17 Litres


Kawasaki ZX-14R Specifications:

Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement: 1,441 cm3
Bore and Stroke: 84.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression ratio:12.3:1
Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø44 mm x 4 (Mikuni)
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Transmission: 6 speed, return

Maximum power: 147.2 kW {200 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum Power with Ram Air: 154.5 kW {210 PS} / 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 162.5 N.m {16.6 kgf.m} / 7,500 rpm


Type: Monocoque, aluminium
Wheel travel: Front: 117 mm
Rear: 124 mm
Tyre: Front: 120/70-17 M/C 58W
Rear: 190/50-17 M/C 73W

Brake Front: Type: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad

Brake Rear: Type: Single 250 mm petal disc
Caliper: Opposed, twin-piston


Overall length: 2,170 mm
Overall width: 770 mm
Overall height: 1,170 mm
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm
Ground clearance: 125 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Curb mass: 268 kg
Fuel capacity:22 Litres

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

faisal September 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Wow, this is what Kawasaki fans have been waiting for since a long long time now. Finally its here, a bit pricey though.


Naveen September 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

I think zx-10R will be a good choice over Cbr1000rr. If kawasaki makes a 200cc+ specific motor for india with a price tag of 2lakhs, then it will be a tough choice over all entry level sports bikes…


avsatishchandra September 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

I am a huge Kawasaki fan and I really feel sad that Kawasaki is muddling around in the Indian market without a clue about what it is doing. I think since the launch of the Ninja 250 R Kawasaki would have sold less than three thousand motorcycles. I cannot understand their connection with Bajaj, which seems to only benefit Bajaj so much so that Bajaj bikes get co-branded as Kawasaki Bajaj in some markets like Indonesia. While Bajaj is a volume player where it makes sense to have the Kawasaki network for distribution of their products, Kawasaki has no mass market product and so the Bajaj network is not of any great consequence. That is sad considering the fact that the age of 100cc tiddlers had actually provided for a mass market where they were number two in India and very briefly even number one. From there to come down to this is really sad. If one were to see the ZX-10R and and the ZX-14R apart from just a feel good factor that they are also selling in India, nobody is going to see these motorcycles in the KTM showrooms (can it get more bizarre than this?) and most definitely the roads are not going to get inundated by them thanks to the price point. The article seems to suggest that Kawasaki is going alone in the future but if that is true, does Kawasaki even know what it is supposed to do in India for visibility? The Ninjas for all their technological prowess are not going to give them any visibility.


Reeto September 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I am in complete alliance with you on your above mentioned remarks. Pricing is the key in India, Kawasaki seems to be missing out on that. A CKD option would have been a better bet for the new Ninjas. Ground clearance might be an issue with the ZZR140


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