Founded in the year 1896, the world famous Japanese corporation with a cheerful slogan of “Let the good times roll” is Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Named after its founder Shozo Kawasaki, KHI has earned huge name and fae for itself in past one and a half decade. Though Kawasaki started out as a ship building company, they have a very healthy consumer-ship for its motorcycles. Motorcycles are manufactured by the Motorcycle & Engine division of Kawasaki. They produce many bikes which include the categories such as cruiser, off road, streetbikes and road racing motorcycles. Well, we are lucky enough to have some astonishing beasts by Kawasaki running on our roads. Here is a list.
Kawasaki Ninja 300
The most renowned bike by Kawasaki throughout the world is Ninja. Available in various variants, Ninja is one ride that will never disappoint you. Introduced to Indian buyers in October 2013, Ninja 300 is worthy successor to the Ninja 250R whose dominance was challenged by Honda CBR 250R. It comes with a 296cc liquid-cooled, DOHC twin parallel engine which is capable of delivering 39bhp & paired with a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch as well. With double disc for superior control, Ninja 300 is capable of reaching from scratch to 60kmph in mere 2.56 seconds & can produce a top speed of 160kmph. Available in two very attractive colors, i.e. Stardust White and Lime Green, this beast can be yours to hold in Rs 3,60,916 (Ex-showroom price in Mumbai).
Launched in India in the year 2011, Ninja 650R was an instant success. It took the world of mid-sized sports bike with a storm. Said to even challenge the performance of a sports car, this 649cc beast can churn out 71bhp of power and can perform superbly on road. It has a parallel twin engine liquid-cooled and is known for its linear torque delivery. This superbike is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100kmph well under 5 seconds and can achieve a top-speed of 220kmph. Ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Ninja 650R is Rs 5,32,329.
Newly introduced in India, Ninja 1000 is the ranked second throught the world in Ninja hierarchy. It is the 5th launch by Kawasaki from the Ninja series and is powered with an inline four liquid-cooled 1043cc engine that can produce 142bhp of power and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Ninja 1000 possesses an aggressive look and a chiseled body frame which is quite aerodynamic to give it cutting edge speed. With a dry weight of 230kg and fuel tank of capacity 19 litres, this ride gives a fuel efficiency of 15kmpl. introduced with two new technologies namely Power Mode Selector and Three-Stage Traction, this superbike is a great deal at Rs 12,87,000 (Ex-showroom price in Mumbai).
Powered with an amazingly powerful 998cc inline-four liquid cooled engine, Ninja ZX-10R is an obvious choice for all the riders who want an unleashing power and kickass speed. Launched in India in Spetember 2013, Ninja ZX-10R is mated to a six-speed gearbox & can go from 0 to 60kmph in 2.8 seconds. It has got a top-speed of 300kmph and a fuel efficiency of 14kmpl. It is lighter in weight compared to Ninja 1000 as it weighs only 198kg due to which it can attain such a great speed. It is the toughest competitor to Yamaha R1 and Honda CBR 1000 and can be yours in Rs 16,40,650 (Ex-showroom price in Delhi).
The most awaited Ninja H2 was finally launched in India last year. Claimed by Kawasaki as the world’s only supercharged hypersport bike, this beast is paired with a 998cc engine that can produce a power of 207bhp at 11,000rpm. It is geared with a 6-speed gearbox. The engine transfers the whole power to rear end by ring transmission technology which is used in MotoGP bikes. It also uses a coating of silver ions to form a layer of pure silverr which makes this bike to look black in shade and possess a mirror finish effect in sunlight. Due to its Hypersport nature, it is manufactured in Japan only and is imported in India as a completely-build up unit. This is surely an expensive one to have in your garage as it will cost you Rs 29,10,000.
The first devil of the Z series launched by Kawasaki in 2014 is a super street fighter and joyride for all the insane riders who are crazy about high power speedy rides. It has got some very aggressive and appealing look. It is powered with a 1043cc inline-four liquid-cooled engine that is capable of producing 142bhp of power at 10,000rpm. It has a big piston fork for superior wheel control and weighs only 221kg which gives it a top speed of 230kmph. Ex-showroom price of Kawasaki Z1000 is Rs 12.5 lakh (Delhi).
The second beast from the Z series, the impeccable Kawasaki Z800 is a more stylish and modified version of its elder sibling Z1000. Powered with an inline-four 806cc engine which is capable of generating 113bhp at its best, this superbike comes with a 6-speed gearbox. It has a top speed of 233 kmph and fuel efficiency of 18kmpl. Along with a liquid cooled engine, this bike also possesses a wet multi-disc clutch system. Available in Black and Green colors, this ride can be yours to hold in Rs 8.13 lakhs(Ex-showroom price in Mumbai).
The all new Kawasaki ER-6n is the very first launch of Kawasaki in India which is not a part of Z-series or Ninja family. It is the naked version of Ninja 650. It comes along with a powerful 649cc parallel twin engine which can churn 72bhp at 8500rpm & is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. It has a few features that are exactly same to Kawasaki Ninja 650 such as engine and fuel tank & is very promising in terms of power delivery. Available only in Grey color, it’s ex-showroom price is Rs 4,91,610.