Retro Kawasaki W175 price is significantly lesser than the elder sibling W250…
It was in the air for quite sometime that Kawasaki is preparing a sub-200 cc version of their Estrella motorcycle and finally the retro motorcycle has been launched in Indonesia.
W175, as it is called as, is a retro classic motorcycle and most of the design has been lifted from the bigger W250. This Estrella 250 (W250) was also imported by Kawasaki India last year for R&D purposes but ever since then we have not heard anything regarding an Indian introduction (more details).
W175 is powered by a 177 cc SOHC 2 valve single cylinder air cooled carbureted engine which produces 13 PS of peak power at 7500 rpm and 13.2 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. For reference, W250 is powered by a 250 cc single cylinder fuel injected engine capable of producing 18 PS of power and 18 Nm of torque.
W175 gets a small 220 mm front disc brake and weighs 126 kg only. There are two variants on offer – the regular variant comes in Pearl Crystal White colour whereas the W175 SE (special edition) is offered in three colours – Metallic Matte Covert Green, New Silver and Metallic Spark Black.
Kawasaki W175 Price
|W175||29.8 million IDR|
|W175 SE||30.8 million IDR|
This translates to about 1.42 Lakhs in INR and is remarkable considering the fact that the elder Estrella costs 72,600,000 IDR in Indonesia which is about 3.50 Lakh in INR according to the official website.
Kawasaki Estrella 175 for India?
Possibilities are very low since Kawasaki doesn’t even sell the bigger 250 here. And the pricing seems to be too high for anything of this form. But now that every maker is after Royal Enfield’s market, if and when, they (Kawasaki) can locally produce such models we can have a real battle of retro-machines. However, what Kawasaki is keen to introduce in India is this 300 cc ADV for now!