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Old 23rd April 2015, 13:40   #16
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Its heartening to hear Kawasaki is expanding its range and reach. It gives more hope those who are waiting for them to announce the arrival of Versys 650. Lets hope for the best. ZX6R 636 is sure a beauty, even though the pricing makes it a little out of reach
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If I'm not wrong, the ZX-6R will have to be CKD.

For price comparison, the closest thing we have is a Ninja 650.
The non ABS Ninja 650 costs $7199 MSRP in US. ZX-6R ABS costs $12699 MSRP.

Ninja 650 non-ABS in India costs 5.32L ex-showroom Mumbai(according to Bikewale).

Assuming that Kawasaki will use similar scale for pricing, the crudely calculated cost will be around 9.38L ex-showroom, which will be a good price, considering that the Daytona 675 ABS(non R) costs around 11.2L ex-showroom Mumbai.

However, considering the lack of competition, they'd price it higher. But they'd also look to undercut Triumph's pricing like they did with Z800 (which has worked really well for them). So I'm guessing that the pricing would be in the range of 10-10.5L ex-showroom.

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Let's wait and see. Either way, its a great new entry into the biking scene in India. Its a SERIOUS machine.
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10 BHP I do not think would make that much of a difference unless you are on the tracks and in an open duel. There would be lot of other factors that will matter for that outright boasting right.

Thought Kawasaki is foraying alone into the Indian Market and using Bajaj Facilties on a chargeable basis, is my understanding wrong?

Nevertheless its a great new entry into the Indian Market, seconds should be very tempting
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The two seater Vulcan S looks really beautiful with the accessories.

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What is up with the exhausts; of both the Z and 636? Real ugly contraption on an otherwise gorgeous (636) bike. What an eyesore!!!
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ZX-6R 636 is on heck of a bike, an all-rounder. It comes with ABS too I believe, which makes it safer on Indian roads but the pricing which is nearer to a liter category will take this bike away from a lot of enthusiasts.
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What is up with the exhausts; of both the Z and 636? Real ugly contraption on an otherwise gorgeous (636) bike. What an eyesore!!!
Agreed. Maybe its a tie-up with Aftermarket vendors to ensure owners swap it out ASAP

In that regard, my Z800s end can looks quite good to me. I cant find an aftermarked exhaust that goes with it
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The Ninja 650 is different from the Ninja ZX series. One is a parallel twin while the ZX's are inline 4's. Also the ZX series are fully faired sports/superbikes whereas the other Ninja's are semi-faired/naked bikes. Experts please correct me if I am wrong.
You are slightly wrong. Ninja's are not semi-faired or naked bikes.

ZX series is for supersports bike while Ninja xxx series is for fully-faired sports(Ninja 300) and sports tourer(Ninja 650/1000) category. For naked bikes Kawasaki has Z series(Z250, Z8000, Z1000).

ER-6F and ER-6N are names for faired and naked Ninja 650 in European markets.
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Also coming to India is the Versys 650.

Link to the source of news - http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ok-394847.aspx

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. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 has the advantage of USD front suspension and uses an off-set rear monoshock and alloy swingarm. Kawasaki does not provide off-road tyres on the bike and brands the Versys 650 as an on-road bike that provides a comfortable ride, like the Versys 1000.*.

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For many of us, who are over enthusiastically waiting for the renowned Versys 650 to hit the Indian shores. The news about it arriving for homologation might have made our hopes raise. But if the motorbeam report is to be believed, it might actually be available for aam junta by October. Priced around 6.5 lakhs (Ex-showroom)

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But if the motorbeam report is to be believed, it might actually be available for aam junta by October. Priced around 6.5 lakhs (Ex-showroom)
Hopefully zx6r will be a new year's gift from Kawasaki to India
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With the Vulcan coming, I will sell my ER6n. I want to be able to tour with my wife, like I could on the bullet. However, the ER's high pillion seat has put her off riding pillion. Kind of nice in a way because riding solo on that machine is amazing, but have to sacrifice the extra bhp for more torque and better mid range...the compromises one has to do to keep a marriage going...
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With the Vulcan coming, I will sell my ER6n. I want to be able to tour with my wife, like I could on the bullet. However, the ER's high pillion seat has put her off riding pillion. Kind of nice in a way because riding solo on that machine is amazing, but have to sacrifice the extra bhp for more torque and better mid range...the compromises one has to do to keep a marriage going...
Question - are you happy with the kwacker riding solo?

If you are, then selling the ER makes no sense IMO. You would haemorrhage money on account of the depreciation. In that much money, you could easily buy a bullet for those rides with the Mrs and still have cash to spare.

But I'm quite surprised that pillion comfort is a concern on this bike. Happened to see one not too long ago at the service center. The seat is wide with ample padding. You may also try some aftermarket strap on type gel seats

I'm gonna give my wife a big sloppy kiss today. She often rides with me on the duke and every time I ask her to choose between my RE t-bird n the duke, she almost always picks the latter


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Oh, mine is a power wife. She is short and rather heavy, and is scared of being pillion on something that high up. Yes, so there are three options:

1. Keep the ER6n (it is amazing) and buy a new Avenger 200 (NS, yet to be launched)
2. Sell the ER6n, buy the Vulcan, and also buy a KTM 390 for the solo rides
3. Sell the ER6n, buy the Vulcan, and also buy an Enfield Himalayan (err, again Enfield?)

I did quite some solo riding on the ER6, and it makes you smile all through. I did Goa from Bangalore in no time, and this time round, on nonexistent NH17 between Kerala and Mangalore, I had absolutely no issues riding hard. It can lean on the twisties, go over potholes, and touch insane figures on straight roads...more than happy. It is very frugal too, returning a constant 20-22 kpl despite being ridden hard.
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