Kawasaki W175 launch is almost confirmed for 25th September in India. The retro roadster will carry the old-school design of the W800 Street motorcycle very popular in the International market…
So, Kawasaki India have been planning to launch a small displacement bike in India, evident by test-bike sightings last year and the year before. Since then, the speculations have been on overdrive that the bike could be either a 175 cc model or a 125 cc one.
However, we know much more about Kawasaki India’s upcoming model today.
Kawasaki India Teases ‘W175’ Retro-roadster Arrival On September 25
In the past few days, Kawasaki India have been keeping themselves busy sending out ‘Block Your Dates’ invitations to the media for September 25 and posting a short GIF teaser on their social media.
If you go to the Kawasaki India Instagram page, you will be greeted by a big ‘W’ rotating on a white background. This confirms that the upcoming motorcycle will be bringing the old-school aesthetics of their famous ‘W’ lineup to the Indian motorcycle market. The newest addition to the W-series lineup is expected to carry forward the retro styling of the ever-popular Kawasaki W800 Street motorcycle sold overseas.
When the new Kawasaki W175 do enter the Indian market, it will compete directly against the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350, TVS Ronin and the Yamaha FZ-X in an all-out old-school vibe showdown.
New Kawasaki W175 Specs Revealed Through Brochure Leak
While the teaser for the new Kawasaki W175 retro motorcycle is live on social media, an online portal has already shared the specifications of the upcoming motorcycle through a leaked brochure.
The new W175 retro-roadster will be powered by a 177 cc, single-cylinder, 2-valve, SOHC engine that will put out 13 PS of power and 13.2 Nm of torque. This engine will be putting down its power through a 5-speed transmission system. It will be offered in 2 colour schemes – Ebony & Special Edition Red.
The old-school bike will be built around a Steel Double Cradle Frame connected to conventional Telescopic shocks having 110 mm of travel at the front and dual shock absorbers sporting 65 mm of travel at the rear.
The braking will be handled by a single, 270 mm, petal-style disc setup at the front paired with a 110 mm drum-brake setup at the rear. The W175 will weigh 135 kg, will sport a seat height of 790 mm and will carry 12 L of fuel.
Finally, for the pricing, the new Kawasaki W175 is expected to be priced at around Rs. 1.5 Lakh – Rs. 1.7 Lakh ex-showroom.