Kawasaki has been known to mix many a thing in the Indian motorcycle market. While the Jap bike maker has been bringing in its latest global portfolio here, the price of its products has always led it to being a fringe player. However, the news of the Ninja 300 going the local assembly way and many other motorcycles following suit might improve things. Now, news has trickled in that the Kawasaki Ninja 300 spare part prices have been slashed by as much as 90 per cent. That’s a huge amount innit. We’ve compared the spare prices with those of the single cylinder KTM RC 390. You will be blown away to see how closely both the motorcycles match each other with their spare part part prices. Before that, let’s first give the Ninja some importance by showcasing its revised spare parts price list.
It is very apparent from this picture that Kawasaki has indeed slashed the prices of the spares. While this in itself is a big news, it is also certain to bring peace of mind to those buying the motorcycle in the first place. After all, it is the firm’s entry level sportsbike and is priced at Rs 2.97 lakh, ex-showroom.
Ever since KTM was introduced to the Indian market, it was clear that they have adopted the Bajaj method with respect to pricing of the bikes as well as spares. The KTMs are made here in Chakan, Pune. The KTM owners literally laugh their way out of the service centres. So, here is a comparison list of the spare part prices of the Ninja 300 and the RC390.
If the Kawasaki clutch cable is now Rs 250, the KTM’s is cheaper at Rs 180. Not only this, the KTM brings in sintered front brake pads and these cost Rs 1780 while those of the Kawasaki are cheaper at Rs 780. The RC390 claws back lost ground with the rear brake pads costing Rs 238 while those of the Ninja are priced at Rs 780. The RC loses when it comes to the tyres but again, you got to keep in mind that the KTMs come shod with excellent Metzeler rubber while the Ninja 300 is available now with MRFs.
All in all, this is a welcome sign from Kawasaki. Hopefully, they are able to localise the Ninja 400 as well and get it prices down big time. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know.