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Old 16th September 2013, 15:23   #1
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India Kawasaki Motor, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese motorcycle maker Kawasaki has a capacity to assemble 5,000 motorcycles each year from its Chakan assembly unit, situated within the Bajaj Auto factory at Chakan. Presently, Kawasaki assembles only two motorcycles in India: the Ninja 300R and the Ninja 650R. Currently, the motorcycle maker assembles 1,500 motorcycles each year. Kawasaki also sells two more sportsbikes in India, in the form of the Ninja ZX-10R and the Ninja ZX-14R.

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To make better use of its assembly facility, the Japanese motorcycle maker plans to assemble more motorcycles in India. The Ninja 250R is one such motorcycle that could make a comeback into the Indian market. The Ninja 250R, which used to be sold in India prior to the launch of the Ninja 300R, has been discontinued from the Indian motorcycle market. The motorcycle could make a comeback as a lower priced offering, giving buyers a lower entry point into Brand Kawasaki.

Apart from the Ninja 250R, India Kawasaki Motor's Shigeto Nishikawa, speaking to BusinessStandard, has noted that the brand is looking at evaluating other motorcycles from its global portfolio, for a possible launch in India. The Japanese motorcycle maker is also launching into a solo attempt on the sales and distribution front with independent Kawasaki dealerships, the first of which has come up at Wakdewadi, Pune.

Kawasaki intends to establish more such independent dealerships across the country, to sell its high performance range of motorcycles. Until Kawasaki goes about establishing more standalone dealerships in India, the likes of the Ninja 300R and the Ninja 650R will be sold through KTM Stores (previously ProBiking Stores), the dealership chain that Bajaj Auto has designated for retail sales and service of KTM & Kawasaki motorcycles.
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Wonderful news, re launching the 250R with a competitive price is a music to my ears, will be first in the line to book one as and when they launch this product.
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Are Kawasaki & KTM going to go their separate ways in years to come?

It will be very interesting to know as to at what prices would the Ninja 250R retail at. Though, the D-390 has stolen a march, but few are a sucker for faired bikes.

Though haven't ridden, but close friends who have say that the N-300 is worth the dough.

And guys, go crazy by seeing the plethora of models Kawasaki sells in Europe. And you can discuss as to what as per you should be launched. http://www.kawasaki.co.uk/motorcycles
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^^ I ll have the ZX6r 636 please; thank you
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^^ I ll have the ZX6r 636 please; thank you
Would die for that!

Unfortunately, Kawasaki cannot take CBU route AFAIK because the engine displacement is <800cc. I hope they take the CKD route and bring 636.

It will be fun to compare ZX-6R and 675 Daytona! (I am dreaming! )
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