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Old 10th January 2017, 01:39   #1
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Finally after shutting down its Vashi showroom (Kawasaki Palm Beach or SNK Palm Beach - link to their history), Kawasaki has now opened its showroom in Mumbai. I feel it's a very wise decision since most of the Kawasaki superbikes were sold in either Pune or Mumbai and it didn't make sense to have the showroom / dealer out of Mumbai.

IKM had announced this during the SNK fiasco that they would be setting up something within Mumbai and have indeed lived upto their promises. The new showroom is situated bang in between Triumph and Benelli in HubTown Viva on the Western Express Highway in Andheri East. It replaces the Indian showroom.

Being next to 2 brands who hand over test rides to prospective buyers at the drop of a hat - it would really be disappointing if IKM sticks to their illogical policy of "No Test Rides".

Here's wishing IKM all the best in their new venture. With Triumph and it's excellent sales team as it's neighbour, it's going to be tough for Kawasaki to match up.

Kawasaki board put up. Showroom yet to open.
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Being next to 2 brands who hand over test rides to prospective buyers at the drop of a hat - it would really be disappointing if IKM sticks to their illogical policy of "No Test Rides".
Khivraj Kawasaki is the sole dealer of Kawasaki CBU's in Pune and they do have Z800 and Z1000 test ride bikes available at their Koregaon Park showroom. This was not the case with SNK guys in Pune as they provided test rides only inside their compound premises wherein one could hardly exceed 15 kph.

So I am guessing most likely IKM will offer test rides and that stretch of road outside Hubtown Viva in Jogeshwari is ideal to ride the bikes at varying speeds given if the traffic is low.
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This was not the case with SNK guys in Pune as they provided test rides only inside their compound premises wherein one could hardly exceed 15 kph.
Interesting, I didn't know SNK was so stingy with test drives. When I went to Pune to pick up my Z. They let me test the Ninja 1000 and offered me a test of the 14R. Both on the outside (public) road.

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KTM dealerships have stopped taking booking for Kawasaki bikes (Z250, N300 & 650) if they do not have it in stock. So it's pretty clear that all Kawasaki bikes will be sold under IKM going forward. Right from Z250 all the way up to H2R under one roof.

KTM had a huge service network, let's see how soon Kawasaki can capitalize and open service center's across the country to cater to all their bikes.
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KTM dealerships have stopped taking booking for Kawasaki bikes (Z250, N300 & 650) if they do not have it in stock. So it's pretty clear that all Kawasaki bikes will be sold under IKM going forward. Right from Z250 all the way up to H2R under one roof.

KTM had a huge service network, let's see how soon Kawasaki can capitalize and open service center's across the country to cater to all their bikes.
I agree with the service network but I am sure Kawasaki will provide better service as its their own product and they will not want customers to wait for months for parts to arrive.

Am waiting desperately for the new N650 to launch now. Hope its soon.
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The Kawasaki Showroom page has been updated with details of showrooms opening shortly in Delhi & Chennai - but still doesn't have any mention of the Mumbai showroom.
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So I am guessing most likely IKM will offer test rides and that stretch of road outside Hubtown Viva in Jogeshwari is ideal to ride the bikes at varying speeds given if the traffic is low.
I wouldn't call the Jogeshwari stretch as 'ideal' since traffic on the WEH is almost always congested. On the contrary, the Palm Beach road was perfect to really take a brief td of these awesome machines.

Nonetheless, I'm glad they opened the new showroom and its quite relieving to see IKM take the right steps in building faith amongst the community again. Not to mention that it was really disheartening to see that deserted Navi Mumbai showroom.

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