Kawasaki ZX-10R price reduction is expected to make it the most affordable liter class superbike in India…
Kawasaki is planning to do a Ninja 1000 to its liter class superbike ZX-10R! According to a report at Autocar, the Japanese motorcycle maker intends to locally assemble the flagship via SKD (semi-knocked down) kits sourced from the home country.
A new report at NDTV claims that bookings of the ‘locally assembled’ ZX-10R have commenced at a token amount of Rs 3 Lakh and Kawasaki has already started bringing the new batch in SKD format.
In the process, the motorcycle is expected to shed massive ~4-5 lakh off the current ex-showroom price of Rs 18.8 Lakh (ex-showroom pan India). Kawasaki has tried this strategy on the Ninja 1000 which, after local assembly, is priced at under 10 lakhs and has turned out to be one fast selling motorcycle.
Kawasaki ZX-10R price, after SKD, is expected to reduce to around 14-15 Lakh which will make it one of the cheapest liter class superbike in India. It could undercut or be priced at par with the Honda Fireblade which (despite being a CBU) costs Rs 14.78 Lakhs ex-showroom (for the base model).
Locally assembled ZX-10R is expected to be launched very soon. Recently, Kawasaki had to sell the remaining units of the motorcycle at heavy discounts.
The ZX-10R produces 200 PS of firepower and 113.5 Nm of torque from its 998cc liquid cooled DOHC engine which makes it one of the fastest motorcycle in the world!
Kawasaki’s pricing strategy is really unfathomable – at the one end they have some machines at drooling prices like the Ninja 1000, Z900 etc but at the other they have committed some blunders – like the recently introduced Ninja 400, Versys X300 (which has sold only 2 units in 4 months), Z900RS etc.