LIVE coverage: Kawasaki Z1000 India launch
Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki will launch the new performance sports bike, Z1000 in India later today. The launch is scheduled to commence at 12 noon today. We are on our way to the event in Pune, from where we will deliver our readers LIVE updates and images. Stay tuned.
LIVE coverage of the Kawasaki Z1000 launch will commence as soon as the event starts. Stay tuned for price, and other details concerning Kawasaki India and their new Z1000. We will keep adding updates below, as soon as they are revealed.
They are done. Now we head for lunch. Hi-res images and launch report of Kawasaki Ninnja 1000 and Z1000 coming up. Stay tuned.
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Delivery time is just 1 day for Pune, 3-4 days for Delhi , #kawasakiz1000 and #Ninja1000
booking amount for kawasaki ninja 1000 and z1000 is Rs 5 lakh
Kawasaki Z800 next on list for India launch
Another Kawasaki bike for India, which they say will take the market by storm, will be a CKD, again no names revealed
Q and A over
Now some more photographs
They did not reveal what is the name of the Kawasaki which will be launched in January, but they did give a hint – It will be a sold as a CBU
Next Kawasaki launch for India, in January
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Ninja 250R will not be revived, as it will cannibalize Ninja 300
probably on the lines of KTM orange day
to enroll larger customer base, and to expand their brand, kawasaki will hold events so that potential customers can have test rides
In india, only 1 color each will be on offer, for z1000 it is the grey with green and for Ninja 1000 it is the lime green, the images you see above have that color
compared to the old (2013) engine, the new one in these two bikes offers 4 hp more, with same torque output
speaking about the two new bikes, Z1000 and 1000, Kawasaki expects to achieve sales of 1000 unts each, in a year’s time
Kawasaki will keep their focus on larger cc bikes for India, and have no plans of entering lower segment
launching a kawasaki dirt bike in the near future a very good possibility
about expansion, kawasaki india will add at least two more showrooms next year in 2014 in India, not sure which cities
speaking about sales, Kawasaki India are expecting to cross the 1000 unit mark this year in 2013, most of them coming from Ninja
launch over, now question and answer session with Kawasaki India official, Yuji Horiuchi
booking opens today
same price for both
price revealed – Rs 12.5 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi for both
drape goes off the ninja 1000
Ninja 1000 is the fully faired sibling of Kawasaki Z1000
same engine and performance, both z1000 and 1000
Now they start with the Ninja 1000, which is still covered in drape
and here it is, finally revealed in India – the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000
With the launch of these two, Kawasaki India’s range now stands at 6 bikes – 300, 650, ZX-10R, ZX-14R, Z1000 and 1000.
kawasaki global annual sales stand at 450k units
Kawasaki India is exporting Made in India parts to their plants in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand.
Z1000 is a streetfighter, naked sports bike, while Ninja 1000 is a touring sportsbike
ABS comes standard in both Ninja 1000 and Kawasaki Z1000
Kawasaki India target
After Pune, second Kawasaki store coming up in Delhi.
after today’s launch, 6 more Kawasaki bikes will be launched in India
Ninja 300 and Ninja 650 are sold as CKDs
Kawasaki Pune plant capacity
Both, Z1000 and 1000 are manufactured in Japan, and will be sold in India via CBU
Ninja 1000 first launched in 2011
Kawasaki Z1000 was first launched in 2003
And it begins
Techspecs of Z1000
1,043cc Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four delivering 140 PS power @ 10,000 rpm and 110 Nm torque at 7,300 rpm. Transmission is taken care by a 6 speed gearbox.
Fuel tank – 17 liters
weight – 221 kgs
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41 mm inverted SFF-BP fork with stepless compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal back-link single shock with adjustable preload and stepless rebound damping / 4.8 in.
Front brakes Dual 310mm petal-type discs with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers with ABS
Rear brakes Single 250mm petal-type discs with single-piston caliper and ABS
We have taken our seats. Are you ready?
Techspecs of Kawasaki Ninja 1000 -
1,043cc Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four engine
six speed transmission
Front Tire Size 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size 190/50 ZR17
Front brakes Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers and ABS
Rear brakes Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper, with ABS
Video of 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
It’s two bikes. Kawasaki Z1000 and Ninja 1000.
And we have arrived. The show is yet to start.
Here is the official video
Just a little more.. We are almost there.