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Kawasaki Z1000 and Ninja 1000 launched in India at Rs 12.5 lakh

Team OD  | Updated: December 23, 2013, 07:31 PM IST

Kawasaki India has launched the Kawasaki Z1000 naked and and the faired Ninja 1000 in India at Rs 12.5 lakh ex-showroom Pune and Delhi.

Yuji Horiuchi, managing director (left) and Shigeto Nishikawa, deputy MD India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd launch the Ninja 1000  and Z1000 (R)Yuji Horiuchi, managing director (left) and Shigeto Nishikawa, deputy MD India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd launch the Ninja 1000 and Z1000 (R)

Both the litre class bikes feature the same four-cylinder engine. They get the 1043cc liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve in-line four engine with digital fuel injection. Both will make 142PS of power at 10000rpm and 111Nm of peak torque at 7300rpm.

z1000What you see is what you'll get. Both bikes will come in a single colour scheme. Yuki Horiuchi, MD of Kawasaki India, showcasing the Z1000 at Hyatt Pune

Kawasaki Z1000 and Ninja 1000 launch - press release


India Kawasaki Motors bets big on India's high-end motorcycle market · Launches two high performance models Z1000- the first naked bike in India & Ninja 1000 · All set to launch Exclusive Dealership in Delhi December 23rd, 2013: India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) launched two of its globally renowned motorcycles – Z1000- the first naked bike in India, and Ninja 1000 to strengthen its presence in India's high end motorcycle market. These high performance bikes combine the finest of power, torque, dexterous handling and super-sport styling. IKM is all set to inaugurate its exclusive dealership in Delhi to expand its footprint across North India. In India, the new bikes will be imported as completely built units (CBU) from Japan and will be retailed through the existing standalone showroom of Kawasaki in Pune and in Delhi after the launch. Both models – Z1000 and Ninja 1000 will be priced at Rs. 12, 50,000 (ex-Showroom, Pune & Delhi) respectively. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Yuji Horiuchi, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors said, "The Indian high-end motorcycle market offers tremendous growth opportunities. We had recently launched two of our flagship models and received impressive response for these products. To further strengthen our presence in the country, we are now launching two more global products targeted at specific audiences. We are also launching our first exclusive showroom in North India, to strategically expand our national footprint. With incessant support from our long-standing partners, Bajaj Auto, we look forward to taking the Kawasaki brand in India from strength to strength." The Z series of Kawasaki street-fighters has a strong legacy of more than four decades. Z1000 is not just another naked street fighter by Kawasaki Motors, given its new age design and specifications. It is a four-cylinder high performance motorcycle in the street-fighter segment, exemplifying unparalleled power and impeccable naked design. The Z1000 is an evolution of the dynamic super-naked bike series by Kawasaki engineers, who were determined to take the overall riding impact to the next level. The new-engine and chassis settings are crafted seamlessly to deliver a stiffer, more direct ride feel, which will certainly appeal to experienced bike riders. There is a significant transformation in this model, both in terms of design as well as riding experience. With these features Z1000 is touted as being India's most advanced super-naked bike currently available. Ninja 1000 from the legendary Ninja stable, will offer bikers with the finest combination of comfort and control. The sportier handling features of the bike do not compromise on its comfort. The well balanced platform benefits from new integrated panniers, the flagship-level technology 3-mode KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) and customizable power modes. These innovative features add to the Ninja 1000's unrivaled all-round performance. The bike also offers an upright seating position, large fuel tank, and adjustable windscreen among its features, as well as a transmission exclusively geared for street-riding. In the steady super-bikes market of India, India Kawasaki Motors' initial target for sales is 100 units per model per year. India Kawasaki Motors will expand its business territory in a phase-wise manner. With its focus on Maharashtra and NCR; the expansion will follow in the rest of the country. IKM is looking at carefully selecting and training staff that can work on the complete portfolio of motorcycles. The Ninja 1000 and Z1000 along with Ninja ZX-14R and ZX-10R (and Ninja 650R and 300) will be sold and serviced through the exclusive showroom of Kawasaki in Pune and soon to be launched showroom in Delhi. India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) had launched its flagship motorcycles models - Ninja ZX - 14R and ZX -10R in India in the month of September, 2013. Details of Showroom: Kawasaki Pune Showroom, Address – 12/B, Bajaj Brand View Building, Wakdewadi, Pune - 020- 67276727 Kawasaki Delhi Showroom, Address - 36 Community Centre, Vasant Lok Vasant Vihar, Delhi- 9910399174 Z1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four Displacement: 1,043 cm3 Bore and Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0 mm Compression ratio: 11.8:1 Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin), with oval sub-throttles Ignition: Digital Starting: Electric Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump Transmission: 6 speed, return Maximum power: 104.5 kW {142 PS} / 11,000 rpm Maximum torque: 111 N.m {11.3 kgf.m} / 7,300 rpm FRAME, TYRES, BRAKES Type: Twin-tube, aluminum Wheel travel: Front: 120 mm Rear:122 mm Tyre: Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) Brake Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston Brake Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc Caliper: Single-piston DIMENSIONS Overall length: 2,045 mm Overall width: 790 mm Overall height: 1,055 mm Wheelbase: 1,435 mm Ground clearance: 125 mm Seat height: 815 mm Curb mass: 221 kg Fuel capacity:17 Litres Ninja1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four Displacement: 1,043 cm3 Bore and Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0 mm Compression ratio:11.8:1 Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin), with oval sub-throttle Ignition: Digital Starting: Electric Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump Transmission: 6 speed, return Maximum power: 104.5 kW {142 PS} / 10,000 rpm Maximum torque: 111 N.m {11.3 kgf.m} / 7,300 rpm FRAME, TYRES, BRAKES Type: Aluminium twin-tube Wheel travel: Front: 120 mm Rear:138 mm Tyre: Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) Brake Front: Type: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston Brake Rear: Type: Single 250 mm petal disc Caliper: Single-piston DIMENSIONS Overall length: 2,105 mm Overall width: 790 mm Overall height: 1,170 mm/1,230 mm Wheelbase: 1,445 mm Ground clearance: 135 mm Seat height: 820 mm Curb mass: 230 kg Fuel capacity:19 Litres
  

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 15,60,000
Displacement
1043cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
142.00
Max Torque(Nm)
111.00
Mileage
20.40 Kmpl
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