Kawasaki launched the locally-assembled ZX-10R to the Indian market 15 days ago. Now, the bikemaker is found out having no stock of the ZX-10R in such a short period of time. Kawasaki has decided to stop accepting bookings for the superbike in dealerships across the country.
The ZX-10R is sold as a Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) unit instead of taking the CBU route. This has helped to reduce the costs of the superbike drastically. Now priced at Rs. 12.8 lakh for the Ninja ZX-10R, and Rs. 16.10 lakh for the Ninja ZX-10RR (ex-showroom, Delhi), it is one of the cheapest litre-class superbikes available in our market today.
Kawasaki has received close to 100 bookings for the ZX-10R since its launch. We can expect the deliveries of the ZX-10R to commence in a couple of months. The ZX-10R is packed with features like traction control, ABS, engine braking function, front and rear disc brakes, multi-level power modes and so on.
As far as the engine is concerned, the ZX-10R employs a 998cc, in-line, four-cylinder motor. This engine produces 197 bhp of power and 113.4 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The ZX-10R rivals the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and the Suzuki GSX1000R. It is claimed that the ZX-10R is able to go from 0-100 in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 299 kmph. We can expect bookings to re-open at a time of at least three to four months for the ZX-10R.
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