Kawasaki India has offered some of the finest motorcycles we have ever ridden! A few of their products are, however, unjustifiably costly like the Ninja 300. The company though surprised everyone when they reduced the price of their naked streetfighter, Z800 as a New Year gift in January 2015 and it was said that this price cut will continue till the financial year end (March 15). At the recent launch of their new supercharged Ninja H2, the Japanese manufacturer officially announced that they will be continuing with the reduced price of Z800 in the future as well.
Brought to India via CBU route from Thailand, Z800 was launched here last January 2014 at an ex-showroom Delhi price of Rs 8.05 Lakhs. At present, after the price cut, it carries a price tag of Rs 7.5 lakhs (ex-Delhi). That equates to a reduction of Rs 55,000 on the ex-showroom prices, and the final savings are higher if we add road tax and registration charges.
Before the Benelli’s 600 twins, Z800 was the cheapest 4 cylinder motorcycle available in India. With not many competitors around, Z800 is often zeroed in on against the Triumph’s Street Triple which costs Rs 7.91 Lakhs ex-showroom in Delhi but is substantially less powerful than the Z!
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Z800 features an in-line four cylinder liquid cooled 806 cc mill producing 113 PS of maximum power at 10,200 rpm and 83 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. It tips the scale at 231 kilos and has a ground clearance of 150 mm. The fuel tank is a pretty decent 17 litre though the seat height of 834 mm is on the higher side.
Kawasaki, how about a similar slash to the Ninja 300, please….!