W175 – Kawasaki’s First India-Built Motorcycle – 6 Points to Know

New Kawasaki W175 has been designed on the lines of the bigger W800 sibling… Offered in 2 variants with individual colour. Here are all the details…

So, Kawasaki have lifted the covers off their most affordable model and completely buil-in-India model in the lineup – W175 – and it is the entry-level model of their retro line and smaller sibling of their W800.

Let’s take a closer look at the new Kawasaki W175 – 

  1. Variants, Colours & Price
  • Kawasaki W175 comes in 2 variants, which basically is two different colour options.
  • The 2 colours/variants are – Ebony & Candy Persimmon Red
  • These two variants have no differences other than the fact Ebony colour is the darker, understated option, while the Candy Red is premium looking shade with chrome-finished ‘W’ badging on the fuel tank.
  1. Design & Company’s description 
  • Kawasaki India have introduced the new W175 as ‘the first completely built-in-India model’
  • The new W15 is sporting the retro aesthetics in a small and compact, daily commuter styling. 
  • This design philosophy is inspired from the bigger W800 retro roadster. 
  1. Engine & Transmission
  • Kawasaki W175 is powered by the smallest engine and puts out the least power in the complete lineup.
  • It is powered by a 177 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, 2-valve SOHC unit.
  • This small engine boasts a power of 12.8 HP at 7,500 RPM and 13.2 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM. 
  • It is connected to a 5-speed transmission system. 
  • Fuel Capacity – 12 L
  1. Chassis & Suspension
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  • The new W175 is built around a Steel Double Cradle Frame.
  • Fitted at the front are conventional 30 mm Telescopic forks with 110 mm of travel. 
  • The rear is equipped with Hydraulic-type dual spring shock absorbers with 5-way adjustability and 64 mm of travel. 
  • Wheelbase – 1320 mm.
  • Seat height – 790 mm.
  • Kerb weight – 135 kg. 
  1. Feature-list
  • A very challenging sub-heading to talk about as the retro-roadster has not much to boast about. 
  • Kawasaki has equippd the new W175 with multi-reflector 60W halogen headlight unit.
  • It rides on conventional suspension setup and comes standard with the 17” spoked rims. 
  • The instrumentation is retro semi-digital with needle speedometer to continue the old-school vibe.
  • It does get modern safety net in form of single-channel ABS system as standard feature. 
  1. Wheels & Brakes
  • The W175 is riding on 17” spoked wheels covered with tarmac focused rubber as standard. 
  • The braking is handled by a 270 mm, round-style, single-disc system at the front and drum braking system at the rear. 
  • The ABS system is single-channel as standard. 
  • No riding modes or switchable ABS on offer.