Japanese motorcycle giant Kawasaki Motors Corporation, a specialist in performance bike, on Wednesday opened pre-bookings for its supersport bike Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R for a token amount of Rs 1.50 lakh to boost sales during Diwali festival.
The new Ninja ZX-6R bike will be brought to India via the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route, just like its bigger brother called the Ninja ZX-10R which costs Rs 12.80 lakh.
The Ninja ZX-6R will be assembled locally at India Kawasaki Motor’s factory in Chakan, near Pune.
While the pre-booking facility is open from October 31 till November 30, 2018, deliveries will start post-January 2019.
Its pan India showroom price will be released in due course of time, the company said in a statement.
The supersport Ninja ZX-6R ABS comes with a 636 cc in-line liquid cooled four-cylinder engine. The updated Ninja ZX-6R gets updated technological features like KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Twin LED headlamps, LED taillight, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) and a sporty look on the silencer.
“We appreciate the support from many Kawasaki fans in India. Our fourth successive championship in Superbike World Championship (also known as WSBK) shows our confidence and expertise in manufacturing supersport bikes in India,” Yutaka Yamashita, managing director at India Kawasaki Motors, said.
He said the Ninja ZX-10R is the most affordable championship machine in India. “Now by bringing Ninja ZX-6R in India, we are not only expanding the pool of supersport bikes but we are also creating an exciting option in the middleweight class,” Yamashita pointed out. The clutch technology on the Ninja ZX-6R offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a light feel at the lever.
In addition to this, pressed-aluminium perimeter frame adds to the Ninja ZX-6R’s handling, mid-corner composure and an ability to change lines.
In terms of looks, the front cowling gets an all-new design. Apart from this, it has also an analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other.
The company has utilized the Bridgestone’s sport tyres Battlax Hypersport S22 on the new motorcycle.
The Ninja ZX-6R is one of the oldest nameplates in Kawasaki’s lineup. First introduced in 1995, the firm has been tinkering with its design and engine ever since to fend off competition from other Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.