So you own a Kawasaki bike? Hats off just to that!
Planning to renew the insurance of your good old Kawasaki Ninja ZX bike or looking for the best two-wheeler insurance for your brand new Kawasaki Versys 1000 bike – you’ve landed just the right place.
Let’s dive into the two-wheeler insurance basics for your Kawasaki bike.
- Understanding Kawasaki Insurance
- Why You Should Insure Your Kawasaki Bike?
- Good-to-Have Insurance Add-ons for Kawasaki Bikes
- Things a Two Wheeler Insurance Covers For Any Kawasaki Bike
- Things a Two Wheeler Insurance Does Not Cover For Any Kawasaki Bike
- Questions you might ask about Kawasaki Insurance:
- How can I renew my Kawasaki Insurance online?
- The two wheeler insurance of my Kawasaki Z900 bike has already expired. Is vehicle inspection mandatory?
- Is an online insurance policy valid for two-wheelers?
- Single-year or Mutli-year: what’s better in case of Kawasaki insurance?
- How do I get no-claim bonus at the time of renewal?
- How much more do I need to pay for comprehensive two wheeler insurance?
- Questions you might ask about Kawasaki Insurance:
- Models Manufactured by Kawasaki: Which One Do You Ride?
- News Related to Kawasaki:
- Kawasaki Takes the Wrap Off the 2021 Ninja 300
- Kawasaki Begins Development of Hybrid Motorcycles and AI Assistants Technology
- Kawasaki Reveals The Updated Ninja 250
- Kawasaki Reveals The Updated ZX-10R And ZX-10RR
- Kawasaki Offers Limited-period Discount for Versys 650 BS6
- Kawasaki Updates The Z650 With New Colour Options
- Kawasaki Updates 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ with Electronic Suspension
- Kawasaki Reveals 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400
- Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX Gets A New Update
- Kawasaki Updates The Ninja 650 With A New Colour Scheme
- Kawasaki Adds New Colour Option for the 2021 Kawasaki Z125 Pro
- Kawasaki Introduces New BS6 Z900 In India
- Kawasaki Launches BS6 Vulcan S in India
- Kawasaki Launches BS6 Kawasaki Versys 650 in India
- Kawasaki Launches 2020 Versys-X 250 in Indonesia
- Kawasaki Reveals 2021 Kawasaki Z1000
- Kawasaki Launches BS6 Ninja 1000SX in India
- Kawasaki Launches BS6 Z650 in India
- Kawasaki Reveals Prices of BS6 Kawasaki W800 and Versys 1000
- Kawasaki Launches BS6 Versys 1000 in India
- Kawasaki Launches BS6 Ninja 650 in India
Understanding Kawasaki Insurance
Must-know Coverage for Your Kawasaki Bike
You can get following kinds of insurance policies for your Kawasaki Bike:
|Third-Party Bike Insurance||Comprehensive Bike Insurance|
|Only covers third-party injuries and damages, and not to your own vehicle.||Gives third-party policy + coverage for losses and damages to your own bike|
|Mandatory by Indian Motors Act.||It’s not mandatory to buy coverage for your own bike’s damages, but then we all know the state of Indian roads. And, who doesn’t love their Kawasaki bike?|
|Multi-year insurance available||Multi-year insurance available|
Why You Should Insure Your Kawasaki Bike?
Kawasaki bikes are great on Indian roads, which is why there are so many of them. But with a two-wheeler insurance, you can:
- Be sure that you’re rightfully compensated if your Kawasaki bike was stolen or damaged beyond repairs.
- Get coverage for a third-party if your bike caused an accident and the third-party was injured or their property damaged.
- Get comprehensive coverage for your own two-wheeler, in case damages were caused to your vehicle.
- Be sure that no traffic policeman heavily fines you for not having an insurance policy for your bike. Strictly, say no to bribery!
Good-to-Have Insurance Add-ons for Kawasaki Bikes
Zero Depreciation Cover:
Irrespective of the model of Kawasaki bike you have, depreciation is applicable on all kinds of metal, plastic, and fiber glass parts. In case of repairs / replacement claims, you would have to pay for the depreciation cost. However, with zero depreciation add-on, you can get that covered.
Return to Invoice Cover:
So that if your bike was stolen or completely damaged, the claim settlement amount from the insurance company is not as little as the current market value of your bike. Instead, it is as much as the invoice value of your bike. This is even when in case your bike was two years old, with a 20 percent lower current market value.
A lot of insurance companies offer specific add-on coverage at an addition premium cost. Depending on the model of Kawasaki bike you have, do enquire with your insurer about these coverage options. Key replacement, roadside assistance, personal accident cover of passengers could be a few such options.
Things a Two Wheeler Insurance Covers For Any Kawasaki Bike
- Personal accident coverage for owner-driver
- Accident-related damages to your bike
- Damages caused during a natural calamity like flood or storm
- Loss because of fire, explosions
- Compensation for Stolen Bike
Things a Two Wheeler Insurance Does Not Cover For Any Kawasaki Bike
- Wear and tear caused over the years [including flat tyres]
- Losses caused when the bike was driven without a driving license
- Damages caused when the bike was being driven under the influence of alcohol
- Driving outside the geographical limits
- If the bike is used for anything beyond it’s legal purpose [racing, illegal activities, organized crime]
Questions you might ask about Kawasaki Insurance:
How can I renew my Kawasaki Insurance online?
Your Kawasaki Insurance Policy can be renewed online very seamlessly through your insurer’s online portal or your broker’s portal.
- If you have already selected an insurance company you can go to the insurer’s portal and renew it online by filling in the details.
- All you need to fill are your bike details (like Vehicle Registration Number, Engine/Chasis Number), your previous insurance details and your contact details. Once done, you can then renew the policy online by paying via netbanking, wallet or credit/debit card.
- Also, it is not necessary to continue your insurance policy with the same insurance company as the previous year. You can easily purchase insurance policy from a different insurer, as long as you are aware of the benefits and features being offered.
No. Inspection is not mandatory even if the insurance for your bike has already expired. It is sometimes done at the discretion of the insurer but only if the insurance has lapsed for more than 6 months or so.
Is an online insurance policy valid for two-wheelers?
Of course it is valid. You get a valid bike insurance policy by renewing the policy online. All you need to do is fill in your previous policy bike details and get a valid insurance policy emailed to your registered email id. A printout of that would suffice.
Single-year or Mutli-year: what’s better in case of Kawasaki insurance?
Multi-year is always better as you get a better rate and your insurance policy is valid for 2 to 3 years. Thus, there is no renewal headache every year. Also, since you pay upfront, there is a huge discount on the premium.
How do I get no-claim bonus at the time of renewal?
If you have not claimed in the preceding year, then you can avail a No-Claim Bonus at the time of your next renewal. Keep one thing in mind: your bike insurance renewal has to happen before the previous policy expires. At the time of renewal of your Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy, you need to mention your last NCB and whether you have made any claim in the last year or not. You get discount on the own-damage premium as per the NCB grid provided by IRDA.
|All vehicle Type NCB Grid||% of discount on own damage premium|
|No Claim in the last 1 year||20%|
|No Claim in the last 2 consecutive years||25%|
|No Claim in the last 3 consecutive years||35%|
|No Claim in the last 4 consecutive years||45%|
|No Claim in the last 5 consecutive years||50%|
How much more do I need to pay for comprehensive two wheeler insurance?
The premium for a simple third party only insurance is fixed by the IRDAI. A comprehensive insurance policy includes own-damage premium too. The own-damage premium varies slightly from one insurance company to another and is dependent on a lot of factors, including your claims history and the age of your bike. The overall premium for comprehensive insurance is marginally higher, but highly recommended if you are looking for complete coverage for your Kawasaki bike.
Models Manufactured by Kawasaki: Which One Do You Ride?
|Brand Name||Variants||Engine CC||Mileage(kmpl)||BHP||Wt. (kgs)||Price Range(in Rs)|
|Kawasaki Activa 4G||Standard||109.2||60||8||108||50,200 to 53,312|
|Kawasaki Activa 4G||4G||110||60||8||108||50,300 to 53,419|
|Kawasaki Navi||Off-Road||109.19||60||7.8||101||39,600 to 42,055|
|Kawasaki Navi||Standard||109.19||60||7.8||101||39,700 to 42,161|
|Kawasaki Navi||Chrome||109.19||60||7.8||101||44,700 to 47,471|
|Kawasaki Navi||Adventure||109.19||60||7.8||101||48,200 to 51,188|
|Kawasaki Shine||Drum Self and Alloy||124.7||65||10.57||118||56,000 to 59,472|
|Kawasaki Shine||Disc Self and Alloy||124.7||65||10.57||118||58,300 to 61,915|
|Kawasaki Shine||CBS||124.7||65||10.57||123||61,200 to 64,994|
|Kawasaki Dio||DLX||109.2||60||8||105||48,600 to 51,613|
|Kawasaki CB Unicorn||Standard||562||62||13.14||146||69,400 to 73,703|
|Kawasaki Livo||Drum Self and Alloy||109.19||74||8.2||111||53,700 to 57,029|
|Kawasaki Livo||Disc Self and Alloy||109.19||74||8.2||111||56,200 to 59,684|
|Kawasaki Activa 125||Drum Self and Cast||124.9||60||8.6||110||59,600 to 63,295|
|Kawasaki Activa 125||Alloy Drum||124.9||60||8.6||110||58,900 to 62,552|
|Kawasaki Activa 125||Disc Self and Cast||124.9||60||8.6||110||61,300 to 65,101|
|Kawasaki CBR 1000RR||Repsol||999||18||175.6||211||15,46,000 to 16,41,852|
|Kawasaki CBR 1000RR||White||999||18||175.6||211||15,46,000 to 16,41,852|
|Kawasaki CBR 1000RR||Black||999||18||175.6||211||15,96,000 to 16,94,952|
|Kawasaki CBR 1000RR||CBR1000RR||999||18||104.5||210||15,96,000 to 16,94,952|
|Kawasaki CBR 1000RR||Fireblade Special Edition||999||18||104.5||210||18,00,000 to 19,11,600|
|Kawasaki Activa i||Standard||109.19||66||8||103||46,900 to 49,808|
|Kawasaki CB Shine SP||Drum Self and Alloy||124.73||65||10.57||118||60,900 to 64,676|
|Kawasaki CB Shine SP||Disc Self and Alloy||124.73||65||10.57||118||63,400 to 67,331|
|Kawasaki CB Shine SP||CBS||124.73||65||10.57||118||65,400 to 69,455|
|Kawasaki Aviator||Standard||109.19||60||8||109||56,400 to 59,897|
|Kawasaki CBR 250 R||Standard||249.6||29||26.15||163||1,61,000 to 1,70,982|
|Kawasaki CBR 150 R||Standard||149.4||38||18.28||138||1,22,000 to 1,29,564|
|Kawasaki CB Unicorn 160||BS-IV||162.71||62||14.5||140||73,500 to 78,057|
|Kawasaki Dream Yuga||Drum Self and Alloy||109.19||72||8.25||108||51,700 to 54,905|
|Kawasaki Hornet 160 R||CBS||162.71||60||15.6||142||85,100 to 90,376|
|Kawasaki Dream Neo||Drum Self and Alloy||109.19||74||8.25||107||49,800 to 52,888|
|Kawasaki CBR 650 F||Standard||648.7||21||85.2||215||7,30,000 to 7,75,260|
|Kawasaki CD 110 Dream||Kick Drum and Alloy||109.19||74||8.25||105||44,700 to 47,471|
|Kawasaki CD 110 Dream||Self Drum and Alloy||109.19||74||8.25||105||46,900 to 49,808|
|Kawasaki CB 1000R||Standard||998||17||123.3||222||11,82,000 to 12,55,284|
|Kawasaki CB 1000R||ABS||998||17||123.3||222||13,27,000 to 14,09,274|
|Kawasaki VT||Standard||1312||20||56.9||308||14,00,000 to 14,86,800|
|Kawasaki Goldwing||Audio Comfort||1832||18.42||116.6||413||28,50,000 to 30,26,700|
|Kawasaki Goldwing||Airbag||1832||18.42||116.6||413||31,50,000 to 33,45,300|
Kawasaki Takes the Wrap Off the 2021 Ninja 300
– December 15, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 300. The bike is a lot sharper and chiselled compared to the previous model and similar to how the Ninja 400 looks. The bike comes with telescopic suspension at the front and adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The motorcycle also gets disc brakes at both ends with 220mm at the rear and 290mm disc at the front. The disc is assisted by dual-channel ABS. The new Kawasaki Ninja 300 is expected to derive power from a 296cc unit that is able to extract a maximum power of 39hp and 27Nm of peak torque and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The gearbox comes equipped with slip and assist clutch. The motorcycle competes with the likes of KTM RC 390, TVS Apache 310 RR, BMW G 310 R and the Yamaha YZ-F R3 in the Indian market.
Kawasaki Begins Development of Hybrid Motorcycles and AI Assistants Technology
– December 11, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer, Kawasaki, has begun the development of hybrid motorcycles and AI-assisted technology for bikes. The company said that it is exploring the possibilities of developing hybrid bikes which can run on both the internal combustion engine and on the electric motor and battery-powered. The company further added that with the trend in many cities across the world are pursuing zero-emission credentials and to address the growing need for electric vehicles, it is too early for a hybrid bike, but it illustrates the company’s diversity in research in emerging vehicles. Furthermore, Kawasaki said that its hybrid two-wheeler will be able to switch between petrol and an electric motor on the go. It is also working on Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted technologies for its bikes which would enable the rider to ask questions through an in-helmet interface.
Kawasaki Reveals The Updated Ninja 250
– December 4, 2020
Japanese motorcycle maker Kawasaki has revealed the new 2021 avatar of the Ninja 250 fully-faired motorcycle. But the updated Ninja 250 is available only in the Japanese market. The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 250 gets only subtle updates to design, and the overall design of the motorcycle remains the same. The only update comes in the form of two new colour options: KRT Edition and Metallic Carbon Grey. The new colour options give an aggressive and sporty look to the motorcycle. The updated Ninja 250 draws power from a 248cc twin-cylinder internal combustion engine which pumps out 36.3Bhp of maximum power and 23Nm of peak torque. Kawasaki is offering a 6-speed gearbox, which is assisted by a slipper clutch for smooth downshifting experience. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is loaded with features such as digital-analogue instrument console, large disc brakes with dual-channel ABS and LED headlight. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 is a very good motorcycle for the budding riders, who are upgrading from a 150cc motorcycle. Unfortunately, Kawasaki will not bring the Ninja 250 to India. But the good news is that Kawasaki will introduce the updated Ninja 300 in the Indian market in 2021.
Kawasaki Reveals The Updated ZX-10R And ZX-10RR
– November 25, 2020
Japanese superbike maker Kawasaki has revealed the updated avatar of the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR. Both the litre-class fully-faired superbikes sport a plethora of updates to the design and onboard features. The Kawasaki ZX-10RR is based on the racing motorcycle used in the World Superbike Championship. On the design front, the ZX-10R features a redesigned front end with a new upper cowl which gets a 3D River Mark emblem. Kawasaki has also redesigned the LED headlights, and equipped the motorcycle with a taller windscreen and revamped mirrors with integrated turn indicators. The updated superbike also features revised handlebars which aid in better riding ergonomics, and the slightly raised footpegs result in improved lean angle. The racetrack-oriented ZX-10RR gets a different design for the fairing and high-end components. Both the superbikes draw power from a 998cc liquid-cooled, internal combustion engine, but the company has not revealed the specifications. The ZX-10RR is equipped with an improved engine with high-end internal components for better performance. Both the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR get an air-cooled oil-cooler, which can be seen on high-end race-spec machines. Other notable features of the superbikes include a TFT display for the digital instrument console, riding modes, launch control, traction control, cruise control and cornering management function.
Kawasaki Offers Limited-period Discount for Versys 650 BS6
– November 4, 2020
The Kawasaki Versys is extremely stylish and power-packed. If you are interested in this sporty bike, it is now available at a discount for a limited period. You can get a discount of INR thirty thousand on the Japanese adventure tourer if you buy it between 15 to 30 November 2020. Note that the offer is valid till stocks last. So, if you want to benefit from the offer, you need to hurry as the discount is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. The BS6 variant of the Kawasaki Versys 650 is available at the ex-showroom price of around INR 6.79 lakhs. The Versys 650 was launched by Kawasaki in India a few months back. Its features include 649cc parallel-twin motor, 21-litre fuel tank, and enhanced braking. In other news from the brand, Kawasaki is poised to launch the retro-styled W175 in India in 2021.
Kawasaki Updates The Z650 With New Colour Options
– October 06, 2020
Japanese two-wheeler giant Kawasaki has rolled out an update for the middle-weight Z650 naked motorcycle. Yes, the new 2021 model of the Z650 gets two new colour options: an all-black colour and a combination of black and white colour. The dual-colour model also features lime green treatment on the alloy wheels and frame. Coming to the all-black model, it gets a subtle teal colour treatment on the fuel tank shrouds. The updated graphics in green colour also renders a new look to the motorcycle. Apart from the introduction of new colour options, the rest of the motorcycle remains the same. The naked motorcycle draws power from the same 649cc parallel-twin internal combustion engine that produces a maximum power of 91.1Bhp and 64Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed gearbox unit does the power transmission duties. Other notable features of the Z650 include all-LED lighting, a TFT display for digital instrument console, Bluetooth connectivity for the instrument console and premium Dunlop tyres which offer a superior grip. Kawasaki will introduce the new 2021 model in the coming months in the global markets. But in India, we have to wait until at least early next year. The Z650 is an ideal motorcycle for someone who is looking to upgrade from a 300cc or 400cc motorcycle.
Kawasaki Updates 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ with Electronic Suspension
– October 5, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer, Kawasaki, has updated the 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ with electronic suspension which incorporates Showa’s Skyhook technology. The company calls the new technology as the Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension or KECS. Kawasaki engineers working on the bike incorporated Showa’s Skyhook technology with a slight revision to make sure the bike does not lose out on its sporty riding capabilities while continuing to offer a smoother ride. The new technology reduces pitching while braking and adapts to the road condition on a real-time basis. The 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ draws power from a 1,043cc four-cylinder unit which is able to punch out a maximum power of 120hp. The bike comes with features such as cornering-sensitive traction control, quick-shifter, cornering lights, electronic cruise control, smartphone connectivity, TFT colour LCD screen, heated grips, intelligent anti-lock braking system and power modes. The tourer from Kawasaki can be had with three paint schemes: Metallic Flat Spark Black, Metallic Diablo Black and Pearl Storm Grey. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 competes with the likes of Triumph Tiger 900, BMW R1250 GS, Ducati Multistrada and the Honda Africa Twin.
Kawasaki Reveals 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400
– October 5, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer, Kawasaki, has revealed the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400. The sportbike gets new paint schemes part of its yearly update. The first being the black and grey combination along with lime green graphics. The second being the red colour along with white graphics. Thirdly, the company has introduced a teal blue with silver graphics. Apart from the looks, the company has updated the engine with subtle changes. The revised motor for the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja 400, which is a 399cc parallel-twin unit, which is Euro 5 compliant, which is able to punch out a maximum power of 49PS and a peak torque of 38Nm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike comes with features such as dual LED headlights and tail lamp and LED turn indicators. The bike sits on a Trellis frame and weighs 168kgs. It has a fuel tank capacity of 14-litre. Additionally, it gets an LCD instrument console and at the front, the bike comes with a USD forks and a mono-shock at the rear. Also, it comes with disc brakes at both ends assisted by ABS. The Kawasaki Ninja 400 competes with the likes of the KTM RC 390 in the Indian market.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX Gets A New Update
– September 21, 2020
Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kawasaki has rolled out a new update to the litre-class Ninja 1000 SX model. Yes, the motorcycle now gets a new Emerald Blazed Green colour scheme. With the update, Kawasaki has also increased the price of the superbike. The motorcycle is expensive by Rs. 10,000, and the revised ex-showroom price stands at Rs. 10.89 lakh. The Ninja 1000 SX is also available in dual-tone Gray and Black and triple-tone Green, Carbon Gray and Metallic Gray colour options. Apart from the cosmetic updates, there are no changes done to the superbike. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX continues to draw power from a 1,043cc inline, four-cylinder engine that dishes out 140bhp of maximum power and 111Nm of peak torque. Other notable features of the superbike are TFT display for the instrument console, inverted front forks, riding modes, LED lighting, quick shifter and ABS. The Ninja 1000 is a sports-tourer motorcycle, and despite being a fully-faired machine, it is a comfortable motorcycle for long-distance touring.
Kawasaki Updates The Ninja 650 With A New Colour Scheme
– September 17, 2020
Japanese performance motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki has rolled out an update for the Ninja 650 in the Indian market. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 now gets a new Lime Green colour scheme. The fully-faired motorcycle was launched in the country earlier this year. At the time of launch, the motorcycle was available with Pearl Flat Stardust and Lime Ebony Green colour options. The new colour scheme features updated graphics and white accents on the bottom of the fairing. The addition of red stripes also gives a new look to the Ninja 650. Overall the new colour has refreshed the looks of the motorcycle. The sporty motorcycle draws power from a parallel twin-cylinder internal combustion engine that churns out 66bhp of maximum power and 64Nm of peak torque. The engine complies with the new BS6 emission norms. Other notable features of the Ninja 650 includes a TFT display for the instrument console, ABS and dual disc at the front. The price of the new colour scheme remains unchanged at Rs. 6.24 lakh ex-showroom. This update makes the Ninja 650 a better option in terms of choice of colours.
Kawasaki Adds New Colour Option for the 2021 Kawasaki Z125 Pro
– September 15, 2020
Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Kawasaki, has revealed the 2021 Z125 Pro for the Japanese market. The new 2021 model comes with new paint schemes such as Pearl Night Teal and Metallic Flat Spark Black. Apart from the new colours, there are no other changes to the motorcycle with the design language similar to the previous model. The motorcycle comes with a sharper front fascia, an underbelly exhaust, fuel tank extensions and an engine cowl. The bike comes with 120-inch wheels at both ends and is shod with 100/90 and 120/70 section tyres at the front and rear, respectively. The 2021 Kawasaki Z125 Pro derives power from a 125cc single-cylinder unit that is able to produce a maximum power of 9.25bhp and a peak torque of 9.5Nm. The engine comes paired with a 4-speed gearbox. As for the suspension, the motorcycle features an Upside-Down (USD) fork at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The 2021 Kawasaki Z125 features disc brakes at the front and rear with 200mm disc at the front and 184mm at the rear. Both discs are of petal-type design. The bike weighs 101kgs.
Kawasaki Introduces New BS6 Z900 In India
– September 10, 2020
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki has introduced the new updated Z900 superbike in the Indian market. The 2021 model is compliant with BS6 regulations and carries a price tag of Rs. 7.99 Delhi ex-showroom. The naked superbike is expensive by Rs. 29,000 when compared to its previous iteration. The updated motorcycle derives its power from a 948cc four-cylinder internal combustion engine which churns out a maximum power of 123.3bhp and 98.6Nm of maximum torque. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed transmission. The features of the updated Z900 include all-LED lighting, TFT display for the instrument console and Bluetooth connectivity. Other notable highlights of the Z900 naked superbike are riding modes, traction control, quickshifter, inverted front forks and ABS. The newly updated motorcycle is available in colour schemes: Candy Lime Green and Metallic Graphite Grey. The 900 has been one of the popular superbikes in India, and its unique and quirky design makes it stand out from the crowd. Kawasaki has started accepting bookings for the new version of the superbike, and deliveries should begin in the coming weeks. The Z900 faces stiff competition from the likes of BMW F900R and Triumph Street Triple R naked motorcycles.
Kawasaki Launches BS6 Vulcan S in India
– September 1, 2020
Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Kawasaki, has launched the BS6 avatar of the Vulcan S in India. The 2020 Vulcan S with its BS6 engine is priced at Rs. 5.79 lakh ex-showroom. The middle-weight cruiser from Kawasaki remains the same on the outside except that it can be had with a new paint scheme: Metallic Flat Raw Graystone. The cruiser continues to get the same design language as the old model, which comes with an oval-shaped headlight, split seats, peanut-shaped fuel tank and a swooping fender. The new Kawasaki Vulcan S derives power from a 649cc, parallel-twin unit. The company did divulge the specification of the BS6 engine. The BS4 version was competent enough to churn out a maximum power of 59.5bhp and a peak torque of 63Nm which is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Apart from the features, the cruiser motorcycle gets adjustable handlebar, footpegs and seat, telescopic suspension at the front and mono-shock at the rear. The motorcycle gets disc brakes at the front and at the rear. Among the equipment, the Vulcan S comes with LED taillight, semi-digital instrument console and halogen headlight and turn indicators. The bike competes with the likes of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in the Indian market.
Kawasaki Launches BS6 Kawasaki Versys 650 in India
– August 12, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer Kawasaki has launched the BS6 avatar of the Kawasaki Versys 650 in India. The adventure motorcycle is priced at Rs. 6.79 lakh and shares the engine with the Kawasaki Z650 and the Kawasaki Ninja 650. The new 2020 Kawasaki is available in only one paint scheme: Candy Lime Green. The bike continues to feature halogen headlight, 21-litre fuel tank, digital-analogue instrument console, adjustable windscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels, wider handlebar, USD front forks and gear indicator. The bike gets disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS. The adventure tourer from Kawasaki derives power from a 650cc parallel-twin engine that is competent enough to produce a maximum power of 67bhp and a peak torque of 63Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The BS6 Versys 650 competes with the likes of the Suzuki V-Strom and the Benelli TRK 502 in its segment. Apart from updating the engine to BS6 norms, the motorcycle remains identical to the BS4 model. The adventure motorcycle segment in India has witnessed several new models being launched, including the new KTM 390 Adventure. Also in the segment are the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the BMW GS 310 R.
Kawasaki Launches 2020 Versys-X 250 in Indonesia
– August 5, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer Kawasaki has launched the 2020 version of the Kawasaki Versys-X 250 for the Indonesian market. The adventure motorcycle is priced at Rp 63,700,000 which translates to Rs. 3.26 lakh approximately in Indian currency. While the 2020 model has not received any form of changes to the exterior or features, the bike manufacturer has launched a tourer variant which is priced around Rs. 22,000 more than the base variant. The tourer version comes with several features such as engine protector and knuckle guards. Other changes include a new paint scheme with the tourer version, which is now available with a grey colour option while the base variant is available only with the green colour option. The adventure motorcycle derives power from a 249cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder unit that is competent enough to churn out a maximum power of 33.5bhp and a peak torque of 22Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike features telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the rear. Brakes are of discs which are of 290mm at the front and 220mm at the rear. Also, the tourer variant does not come with ABS.
Kawasaki Reveals 2021 Kawasaki Z1000
– August 3, 2020
Japanese bike manufacturer Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2021 Z1000 naked roadster. The bike was revealed for the Indonesian market. The 2021 Kawasaki Z1000 roadster is priced at approximately Rs.18 lakhs. The roadster is available in just one paint scheme, black with red highlights. The bike continues to feature LED lighting, twin-pod headlight, semi-digital instrument console, etc. Additionally, the bike also gets dual-channel ABS; however, it misses out on traction control and cornering ABS. The roadster features a 41mm inverted fork at the front from Showa and mono-shock at the rear from Ohlins. As for the braking duties, the bike features a 310mm dual disc brake at the front and 250mm disc at the rear. The bike comes with 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends. The motorcycle derives power from a 1043cc dual overhead cam engine which is capable of churning out a maximum power of 140bhp and a peak torque of 111Nm. The unit is paired with a 6-speed gearbox along with a slip-assist clutch technology. The Kawasaki Z1000 competes with the likes of the Honda CBR1000R, the BMW S 1000R, Yamaha MT-10 and the Suzuki GSX-S1000.
Kawasaki Launches BS6 Ninja 1000SX in India
– June 3, 2020
Kawasaki has launched the BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX in India. The pan-Indian ex-showroom price of the new Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is Rs.10.79 lakh. Manufactured locally in India, the BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX features a new reworked exhaust system replacing the twin exhausts with a single exhaust on the right side of the bike. The side panels have been redesigned and slightly revised belly pan. The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX features a 4.3-inch TFT instrument console, LED lighting, smartphone connectivity, 4-step adjustable windscreen. The new updated Ninja 1000SX draws power from a 1,043cc four-cylinder engine which produces a maximum power of 140bhp and a peak torque of 111Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The BS6 avatar of the bike comes with two paint schemes: Metallic Carbon Grey/Emerald Glazed Green/Metallic Graphite Grey and Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Graphite Grey.
Kawasaki Launches BS6 Z650 in India
– May 27, 2020
Kawasaki India has launched the BS6 Z650 in India. The ex-showroom price of the new BS6 Kawasaki Z650 is Rs.5.94 lakh. The new Z650 comes with a host of features such as all-LED headlights, a TFT colour instrument console, Dunlop Sportmax tyres, and smartphone connectivity. Also, on the exterior front, the BS6 Z650 receives a new fairing cowl and chunky radiator cowls. The Kawasaki BS6 Z650 draws power from a 649cc parallel-twin engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 68hp and peak torque of 64Nm and comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The sportbike in its BS6 avatar weighs 191kgs and comes with a slip and assist clutch.
Kawasaki Reveals Prices of BS6 Kawasaki W800 and Versys 1000
– May 20, 2020
Kawasaki has revealed the price of the BS6 iteration of the Kawasaki W800 and the Kawasaki Versys 1000 for the Indian market. While the BS6 W800 is priced at Rs.7 lakh, the BS6 Versys 1000 is priced at Rs.10.99 lakhs. While the motorcycles have received an update to their engines, which are now BS6 compliant, there are no cosmetic changes. The Kawasaki W800 draws power from a 773cc vertical-twin cylinder engine which is capable of producing a maximum power of 51bhp and peak torque of 63Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 draws power from a 1,043cc in-line four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 118bhp and peak torque of 102Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Both motorcycles boast Assist and Slipper Clutch features, while the Versys 1000 also gets features such as cornering management function, traction control system, ABS, cruise control, among others.
Kawasaki Launches BS6 Versys 1000 in India
– May 19, 2020
Kawasaki has launched the BS6 Versys 1000 in India. The company has updated the price of the adventure bike and it is priced at Rs.10.99 lakh (Ex-Showroom). The BS6 Kawasaki Versys 1000 draws power from a 1,043cc in-line four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 120PS and peak torque of 102Nm. The unit comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. This is the same engine which powers the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 but slightly tuned to deliver higher torque. The motorcycle gets cruise control, traction control, ABS, cornering management function, among others. It also boasts of LED headlights, LCD instrument cluster, adjustable windscreen, assists slipper clutch, etc. At the front of the Versys 1000, the motorcycle features an upside-down suspension and a horizontal back-link at the rear. The Versys 1000 comes in two paint schemes – Metallic Spark Black/Candy Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black/Pearl Stardust White.
Kawasaki Launches BS6 Ninja 650 in India
– May 13, 2020
Kawasaki has launched the BS6 compliant Kawasaki Ninja 650 in India. The motorcycle with BS6 compliant engine comes with an ex-showroom price of Rs.6.24 lakh. The BS6 version of the Ninja 650 is powered by a 649cc parallel-twin unit which produces a maximum power of 68hp and peak torque of 64Nm. The new BS6 Ninja 650 features an all-new fascia at the front, LED twin headlights, and slight changes to its side profile. The bike continues to weigh 196kgs. However, the biggest update comes in the form of a 4.3-inch fully coloured instrument cluster which supports GPS and smartphone connectivity. The bike features Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tyres at both ends.