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 blogging Kawasaki Z1000 India launch

First introduced at the 2013 Milan Motorcycle Show, the new Kawasaki Z1000 features an updated engine, that delivers sharper response for the 140 PS and 110 Nm torque it generates. It weighs 3 kgs more than the outgoing variant, which is mostly due to the larger fuel tank of 17 liters.

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.

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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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Images of #Ninja 1000 from India launch

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More images of #Kawasaki #Z1000

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Delivery time is just 1 day for Pune, 3-4 days for Delhi , #kawasakiz1000 and #Ninja1000

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booking amount for kawasaki ninja 1000 and z1000 is Rs 5 lakh

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Kawasaki Z800 next on list for India launch

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Another Kawasaki bike for India, which they say will take the market by storm, will be a CKD, again no names revealed

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Q and A over

Now some more photographs

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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

Any guesses?

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Next Kawasaki launch for India, in January

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do you have some questions for them?

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leave your questions in the comments section below and we will ask them on your behalf.

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Ninja 250R will not be revived, as it will cannibalize Ninja 300

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probably on the lines of KTM orange day

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to enroll larger customer base, and to expand their brand, kawasaki will hold events so that potential customers can have test rides

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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

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compared to the old (2013) engine, the new one in these two bikes offers 4 hp more, with same torque output

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speaking about the two new bikes, Z1000 and 1000, Kawasaki expects to achieve sales of 1000 unts each, in a year’s time

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Kawasaki will keep their focus on larger cc bikes for India, and have no plans of entering lower segment

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launching a kawasaki dirt bike in the near future a very good possibility

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about expansion, kawasaki india will add at least two more showrooms next year in 2014 in India, not sure which cities

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speaking about sales, Kawasaki India are expecting to cross the 1000 unit mark this year in 2013, most of them coming from Ninja

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launch over, now question and answer session with Kawasaki India official, Yuji Horiuchi

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booking opens today

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ninja 1000

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same price for both

price revealed – Rs 12.5 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi for both

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ninja 1000

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drape goes off the ninja 1000

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kawasaki india key points

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Ninja 1000 is the fully faired sibling of Kawasaki Z1000

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same engine and performance, both z1000 and 1000

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Now they start with the Ninja 1000, which is still covered in drape

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and here it is, finally revealed in India – the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000

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kawasaki india final words

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With the launch of these two, Kawasaki India’s range now stands at 6 bikes – 300, 650, ZX-10R, ZX-14R, Z1000 and 1000.

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kawasaki global annual sales stand at 450k units

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Kawasaki India is exporting Made in India parts to their plants in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand.

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Z1000 is a streetfighter, naked sports bike, while Ninja 1000 is a touring sportsbike

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ABS comes standard in both Ninja 1000 and Kawasaki Z1000

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Kawasaki India target

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After Pune, second Kawasaki store coming up in Delhi.

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after today’s launch, 6 more Kawasaki bikes will be launched in India

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Ninja 300 and Ninja 650 are sold as CKDs

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Kawasaki Pune plant capacity

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Both, Z1000 and 1000 are manufactured in Japan, and will be sold in India via CBU

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kawasaki machine busineess

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Ninja 1000 first launched in 2011

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Kawasaki Z1000 was first launched in 2003

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And it begins :)

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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

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We have taken our seats. Are you ready?

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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

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Video of 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

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It’s two bikes. Kawasaki Z1000 and Ninja 1000.

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And we have arrived. The show is yet to start.

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Here is the official video

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Just a little more.. We are almost there.

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stay-tuned