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Old 31st December 2013, 11:05   #1
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Default Kawasaki to bring Versys 1000, ER-6n to India

Apart from the Z800, which is scheduled be launched in January, Kawasaki has plans to introduce two more motorcycles in India in the coming year.
The company's website suggests that an adventure tourer called the the Versys 1000 and a naked street bike called the ER-6n will be on display at the company's showrooms soon.

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Any news on the pricing ?

Would the ER-6N be positioned above the Ninja 650 ?
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Old 31st December 2013, 16:46   #3
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Any news on the pricing ?

Would the ER-6N be positioned above the Ninja 650 ?
The Versys is supposed to be launched at 12.5L ex-showroom. The 6N should be about 60k less than the current Ninja 650 pricing. These are speculations on the world wide web, which sound pretty realistic to me.
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Any news on the pricing ?

Would the ER-6N be positioned above the Ninja 650 ?
Its the same bike minus the fairing and hence should cost lower.

Hope they also bring in the ABS versions of all or make it only ABS versions for India.
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Default Re: Kawasaki to bring Versys 1000, ER-6n to India

If the ER-6N comes,i would be more than happy to own one.Logically it should be priced lower than the N-650 as it comes minus the fairing.Where's my cheque book
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If the ER-6N comes,i would be more than happy to own one.Logically it should be priced lower than the N-650 as it comes minus the fairing.Where's my cheque book
From what I've heard they might bring in the 6N and price it same as the 650 but give ABS in that money. That would make it a worthwhile deal. Choose between a fairing or ABS.

But all this is still a rumour. Recently on interacting with some of the biggies at IKM and Bajaj, we asked them the reason why the 650 and 300 are sold without ABS as an option. They gave some logic on how their ABS system doesnt work well on these bikes in Indian conditions which seemed hogwash to me. They confirmed that the big 14R adn 10R come with the exact same ABS system.
Last I checked, cubic capacity of an engine had no connection with the ABS system and its working.

Anyways, hope they graciously bring the 6N with the ABS. Versys 1000 in my opinion will come with it anyways.
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Recently on interacting with some of the biggies at IKM and Bajaj, we asked them the reason why the 650 and 300 are sold without ABS as an option. They gave some logic on how their ABS system doesnt work well on these bikes in Indian conditions which seemed hogwash to me. They confirmed that the big 14R adn 10R come with the exact same ABS system.
Last I checked, cubic capacity of an engine had no connection with the ABS system and its working.
It sounds really stupid when Manufacturers or their dealers give dumb lines like this to explain why they remove safety equipment from their products.

If the ABS works abroad on the same engine size, what is so special about the Indian condition that ABS wont work on a 650cc but will work on a 800cc? They really need to come up with answers that don't make them like like - .
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The Versys is supposed to be launched at 12.5L ex-showroom. The 6N should be about 60k less than the current Ninja 650 pricing. These are speculations on the world wide web, which sound pretty realistic to me.

No way!

The versys is just a ninja without a fairing.
I assume that you came out with that price figure after adding the 105% duties.


I do expect this to undercut the ninja 650 by 50 grand.
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No way!

The versys is just a ninja without a fairing.
I assume that you came out with that price figure after adding the 105% duties.

I do expect this to undercut the ninja 650 by 50 grand.
Err, I'm afraid that's the ER-6n, which is the naked version of the Ninja 650/ER-6f. The Versys is a dual purpose bike. And it's the Versys 1000 that's rumored to be launched in India, with the same engine as the Ninja1000/Z1000 albeit in a different state of theme.
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Err, I'm afraid that's the ER-6n, which is the naked version of the Ninja 650/ER-6f. The Versys is a dual purpose bike. And it's the Versys 1000 that's rumored to be launched in India, with the same engine as the Ninja1000/Z1000 albeit in a different state of theme.

The versys 1000 as a product just doesnt make sense.
The tourers will go for the Ninja 1000.

The Versys 650 on the other hand makes perfect sense. And yes the Versys is more of an alternative to the super Tenere
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Since the ER-6n is basically the naked version of the Ninja 650 will it be sold through the probike stores like the ninja? Or will it be exclusive to the Kawasaki showrooms like the Z800/1000, etc?

Also now that Kawasaki is opening separate showrooms does anyone know if the Ninja will still be sold by probiking?
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The versys 1000 as a product just doesnt make sense.
The tourers will go for the Ninja 1000.

The Versys 650 on the other hand makes perfect sense. And yes the Versys is more of an alternative to the super Tenere
I agree but then you have to understand that the Versys model caters to a niche market. If we can have the R1200GS and the Tiger Explorer, it's only natural that the Versys 1000 comes here too. And at a much realistic price, comparatively speaking of course.

P.S. I'd go for the Ninja1000 too, tours or no tours.
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The versys 1000 as a product just doesnt make sense.
The tourers will go for the Ninja 1000.

The Versys 650 on the other hand makes perfect sense. And yes the Versys is more of an alternative to the super Tenere
I agree that the Versys 650 would make more sense than the 1000 on both price and volume counts.

The only issue is that anything below 800 cc will ideally go through the Bajaj PBK channels while the bigger bikes are in the IKM custody. I think with Bajaj focusing more on the KTM business line, Kawasaki wants to control as much as possible on the future models which why IKM has now become hyper-active.

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Since the ER-6n is basically the naked version of the Ninja 650 will it be sold through the probike stores like the ninja? Or will it be exclusive to the Kawasaki showrooms like the Z800/1000, etc?

Also now that Kawasaki is opening separate showrooms does anyone know if the Ninja will still be sold by probiking?
From my conversations with the IKM top guys, what I can predict is that the 6N will come via the PBK and the IKM channel similar to the 650 (which can be bought from both Bajaj and Kawasaki showrooms).

Eventually when Kawasaki has enough critical sales mass, the sales of all Kwackers will move completely to Kawasaki showrooms. Until then the 300 and 650 will be the shared kids between BAL and IKM and the bigger boys will be solely IKM sold. Service network for every Kawasaki will continue to be via the shared Bajaj network atleast till the near future.
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Kawasaki showroom opened in Delhi

The probiking showroom in vasant Vihar, Douth delhi has been converted into Kawasaki only showroom. On display is the full range
NINJA ZX 14 R
NINJA ZX 10R
NINJA 1000(FAIRED)
Z 1000 (NAKED)
NINJA 650
NINJA 300

Ninja 1000 & 650 are the most practical of the lot depending on which capacity you are looking for.

ZX 10 R is the best looking but expect the usual pain and cramps in back, wrist and legs due to SS posture.
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Kawasaki showroom opened in Delhi

The probiking showroom in vasant Vihar, Douth delhi has been converted into Kawasaki only showroom. On display is the full range
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Madmax,

Any contact numbers and contact persons at the Delhi showroom?
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