Kawasaki Z800 set to launch in India


Kawasaki is gearing up to woo the Indian audiences with the all new Kawasaki Z800. After launching the the Z1000 and Ninja 1000 in India, the new version of Z800 boasts of a radical design and is arguably among the tastiest looking naked bikes in the bike maker’s arsenal.

The Kawasaki Z800 houses a four-stroke, inline-four cylinder, 806cc liquid-cooled engine, generating maximum power of 113bhp at 10200rpm and peak torque of 8.46kgm at 8000rpm. The 6-speed gearbox on the fuel-injected engine transfers power to the rear wheel, via an exposed chain. The tubular backbone chassis design and revised rigidity offers great feedback to the rider. The ergonomically redesigned seats on the Z800 seem to provide comfort for both rider and pillion. Kawasaki has incorporated 310mm petal discs upfront and a single 250mm petal disc at the rear to provide efficient stopping power. Kawasaki also says that the larger motor makes for a better highway machine, with a tall sixth gear allowing the use of lower revs at cruising speeds for economy, range as well as comfort.

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In India, the new Kawasaki Z800 could be priced pretty competitively and go on sale with at a price of approx INR 7.5 lakhs. Currently, Kawasaki sells six models in India. These include- Ninja 300, Ninja 650R, ZX10R, ZX14R, newly launched Z1000 and newly launched Ninja 1000. In addition, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer will soon launch the Versys 1000 and the ER-6n.

[Via – Autocar-India]

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