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

Kawasaki India has launched the Kawasaki Z1000 naked and the faired Ninja 1000 in India at Rs 12.5 lakh (Ex Showroom Delhi). Both the bikes features the same four cylinder engine. It is powered by a 1043CC liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve in-line four engine with digital fuel injection, that churns out 142Bhp and 111Nm of torque.

The engine is mated with the six-speed transmission. Both the bikes features a 3-mode traction control system and power selection mode. Both Z1000 and Ninja 1000 feature twin spar cast alloy frames like the Ninja ZX-10R with fully adjustable and upside-down telescopic front suspension along with horizontal layout mono-shocks at rear.

Kawasaki will have a total of six bikes on sale in India. The Ninja 300 and 650 are assembled in India at Bajaj’s Chakan plant. The other two full imports are the ZX10R and ZX14R.

[toggle title=”Press Release”]Kawasaki Z1000 and Ninja 1000 launch – press release

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[/toggle]