As speculated, Kawasaki recently launched two of its superbikes in India, the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-14R for Rs. 15.70 lakh and 16.90 lakh respectively. In India, Kawasaki Motor does operate a CKD assembly set-up at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan factory, but the two new supersports models will be imported directly from Japan through the completely built unit (CBU) route.
Although Kawasaki has a tie-up with Bajaj, their 1000cc and above machines will be sold at a through a separate dealership network and these super fast machines will not be retailed through any pro-biking across India. The first such motorcycle dealership is already ready at Wakdewadi, Pune. Also the bookings for these motorcycles are open while deliveries could start from end-September.
The reason to go alone with Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R for India is that both bikes need special attention. At present Bajaj is not equipped to handle these needs as such, pro-biking will not be involved in selling and servicing now.
The Ninja ZX-10R features a 998cc inline four liquid cooled engine accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds and 0 to 160 kmph in 5.5 seconds with top speed limited to 300 kmph. The Ninja ZX-10R gets power mode selection and is equipped with Sports-Kawasaki Traction Control (SKTRC) which has 3 modes along with an off-mode. The bike has power modes to make it easy to ride – Full (100% power), Middle (75% power), Low (50-60% power). Supersport type ABS is optional.
World’s fastest bike and company’s flagship model, the Ninja ZX-14R uses a 1441cc engine that delivers power of 210bhp and a mighty 162.5 Nm of torque. It is the most powerful production bike with a top speed of 350 kmph, which is electronically restricted at 299kmph. The Ninja ZX-14R is capable to achieve 0-100kmph in just 2.62 seconds (the world’s fastest car Bugatti Veyron does it in 2.46 seconds). It comes equipped with many latest technologies like traction control, ABS and 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system.