Kawasaki India, true to its “make in India” commitment has started local assembly of the Ninja ZX-10R and the ZX-10RR. This has resulted in the prices being dropped and they are now jaw dropping at Rs 12.80 lakh and Rs 16.10 lakh, ex-Delhi. These prices are Rs 6 lakh down on the original prices of these motorcycles. This is because products which are locally assembled here attract lower prices as compared to those which are brought in directly from other countries. However, Kawasaki India says that they will be revising these prices by the end of July 2018. So those who want to book these speed machines must do it before time runs out. Additionally, there will be far lesser units of the bespoke Kawasaki ZX-10RR available as the global production itself is low. Kawasaki will sell the CKD ZX-10R with the KRT livery and matte black will be the choice of colour available with the ZX-10RR. Kawasaki’s Chakan plant handles the assembly of these motorcycles and both are now available for booking across India.
The pricing definitely makes both the motorcycles more desirable especially if you consider that at this price there are 800 and 900cc motorcycles being offered. The Kawasaki ZX-10R is now the most affordable litre class superbike motorcycle that one can buy in India today. Both the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR makes 200PS of power and 113Nm of torque from their 1,000cc heart and the transmission is a 6-speed manual. However, the ZX-10RR gets more equipment to make it a better choice for serious track users. These include higher lift camshaft, bi-directional quickshifter, modified cylinder head for better reliability, grooved rotor Brembo brakes, forged wheels which are lighter and Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa tyres. This is over the ABS control,cornering management, engine braking function, traction control, launch control and multi power modes.
Kawasaki India aims to bring in more models through the CKD route so that more and more enthusiasts will have access to these machines. The Kawasaki ZX-10R battles it out with the Honda CBR1000R, BMW S1000R, Ducati Panigale V4, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the Yamaha YZF-R1.