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Old 8th May 2020, 10:19   #1
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Default BS6 Kawasaki Z650, Z900, Ninja 650, Ninja 1000 bookings open

According to a media report, Kawasaki dealers have started accepting bookings for the BS6 compliant Z650, Z900, Ninja 650 and Ninja 1000 models. The booking amount is set at Rs. 50,000.

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The updated Kawsaki Ninja 650 was launched in January, this year. The bike is priced from Rs. 6.45 lakh (ex-showroom). The Z650 is priced from Rs. 6.25 lakh. Both bikes are powered by a BS6 compliant 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine.

The Z900 was launched in February 2020 at prices starting at Rs. 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It is powered by a 948cc, in-line 4-cylinder engine.

The report suggests that the Ninja 1000 BS6 could be launched in June 2020. It is expected to get an updated engine and electronics.

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Old 8th May 2020, 12:50   #2
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Default Re: BS6 Kawasaki Z650, Z900, Ninja 650, Ninja 1000 bookings open

A premium of 56k for both N650 and Z650 over the BSIV version (around 10% increase). This 650 series still seems like the best value in terms of price, reliability, and performance. I think we can expect a similar increase in the Versys 650 BSVI as well.

Below are the new features of N650 as per Kawasaki website.
- 649cc parallel twin engine (Cleaner Emissions)
- Sharper New styling with Twin LED Headlamps
- 4.3” TFT colour instrumentation
- Smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
- Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires

Looks like nothing much has changed apart from BSVI compliance and TFT dash and minor cosmetic upgrades. Power rating now stands at 50.2 kW {67 BHP} / 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 64.0 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 6,700 rpm. It seems like the torque has reduced a bit (BSIV had a max Torque of 65.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm IIRC)
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They finally have all led lighting. My 2019 z650 still has a crappy halogen light in today's day and age. The newer bikes also have better stock tyres and supposedly better seats as well as the new dash.
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They finally have all led lighting. My 2019 z650 still has a crappy halogen light in today's day and age. The newer bikes also have better stock tyres and supposedly better seats as well as the new dash.
Install Phlips Ultinon, i have them running on my Ninja 650 with great results.
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If the Ninja 650 is going to be priced at 6.45 lakhs then it is over priced by almost a lakh. Kawasaki increased the price from 5.49 lakhs to 5.99 lakhs. And now another 50K increase in the name of BS6. Personally, this is not worth 6.45 lakhs since they retain the same pricing in US and other countries. India has got a raw deal. Good luck finding customers post Covid impact.

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Install Phlips Ultinon, i have them running on my Ninja 650 with great results.
Thanks. The bike definitely needs a headlight upgrade. I don't do much night riding but I took it out once early morning at 4 am and it was like running blind. Could barely make out the darn road.

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If the Ninja 650 is going to be priced at 6.45 lakhs then it is over priced by almost a lakh. Kawasaki increased the price from 5.49 lakhs to 5.99 lakhs. And now another 50K increase in the name of BS6. Personally, this is not worth 6.45 lakhs since they retain the same pricing in US and other countries. India has got a raw deal. Good luck finding customers post Covid impact.
The price of the Ninja 650 was 5.49 when launched but the price increased slightly to 5.89l due to the dollar rate. So the difference from the 2019 version to the 2020 version is around 58k as the article says. But 58k increase gets you a lot more than just colour changes that previous models would offer.

Sadly our taxation structure is very high for these bikes and not just kawasaki but everyone else is getting affected. If kawasaki can localize components like they did for the ninja 300 then they can become a lot more competitive in pricing
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since they retain the same pricing in US and other countries. India has got a raw deal. Good luck finding customers post Covid impact.
True. It retained the same pricing in the US, except that the outgoing model had offers worth $1000 when the 2020 version came out.

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Personally, this is not worth 6.45 lakhs
Personally though - I see no reason why it is not! The bike is a much more well-rounded package than earlier with the supersport looks, LED headlamps and TFT console - and with no real competition.

Honda CBR650R is a much better machine, but the BS4 version itself was 7.7 lakhs. The new one should cross 8L ex-showroom, when it is launched in the market - still making it good 2 lakhs away in terms of on-road pricing. If Honda can pull out a stunner of a pricetag - nothing like it.

That said - I feel what you are saying too. Prices are shooting up across the board with exceptions. A Platina today costs more than my old Pulsar 180 DTSi. And my BS3 Versys 650 was only 5.86 ex-showroom in 2016!

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The price of the Ninja 650 was 5.49 when launched but the price increased slightly to 5.89l due to the dollar rate. So the difference from the 2019 version to the 2020 version is around 58k as the article says. But 58k increase gets you a lot more than just colour changes that previous models would offer.
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Personally though - I see no reason why it is not! The bike is a much more well-rounded package than earlier with the supersport looks, LED headlamps and TFT console - and with no real competition.

That said - I feel what you are saying too. Prices are shooting up across the board with exceptions. A Platina today costs more than my old Pulsar 180 DTSi. And my BS3 Versys 650 was only 5.86 ex-showroom in 2016!
It is a brilliant all round package. But if it had the complete electronic package as well at this price point it makes sense. Can't justify the 58K price increase for just TFT and LEDs.

These are CKDs from Thailand and our trade dealings with Thai Government and manufacturers there is mostly in Thai Bahts. So not sure how USD impacted the price rise in 2019 or was it a ploy to increase price.

In comparison, the older CBR650F was 7.54 lakhs when it went out of the market though it was launched at 7.3 lakhs. The CBR650R was launched at 7.7 lakhs with LED lights, new instrument cluster, Showa Front forks, slipper clutch and Traction control. Comparing the price increase and features added with that of Ninja 650 is what made me mention that the new Ninja 650 may not really be worth the price increase. No offense to anybody.

I hope CBR650R BS6 launches with the same price as last year and that would be ideal. Service Costs and spare parts availability are much better for CBR650R compared to the Ninja.
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The Thai bhat also appreciated a lot compared to the Indian rupee. It was around 1.8 inr per bhat in 2017 and it went up to 2.2 inr per bhat in 2019. That alone is a 20% price increase but in 2019 kawasaki effected only a 7% price increase rather than 20%.

Though yes if Honda doesn't increase the price of their BS6 bike then it will become a big threat to the ninja 650 sales cause it's a better bike in many ways. But Honda has never been price competitive whether it's bikes or cars so I am pretty sure they are going to hike the price of the Bs6 variant.
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In a way, Honda's positioning will sandwich the Ninja 650 right in between.

I'm expecting a price of ~5.5 lakhs for the CBR500R when launched, with the CBR650R BS6 priced at 8 lakhs!
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Powerdrift's Twitter handle seems to carry the below news

The BS6 Ninja 650 has launched at Rs. 6.24 Lakh (Ex-showroom). That's a jump of about Rs. 40,000 over the outgoing model. But with that price hike come new features like 4.3" TFT display, smartphone connectivity, and a BS6-compliant 650cc engine. Bookings open.

But we keep reading that the Z650 is the one which has a pricing of 6.25 lakhs. Kawasaki India official Instagram handle also mentions a pricing of 6.24 lakhs for Ninja 650. Lets wait for official pricing for Z650.

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Powerdrift's Twitter handle seems to carry the below news

The BS6 Ninja 650 has launched at Rs. 6.24 Lakh (Ex-showroom). That's a jump of about Rs. 40,000 over the outgoing model. But with that price hike come new features like 4.3" TFT display, smartphone connectivity, and a BS6-compliant 650cc engine. Bookings open.
That's accurate. Just checked India Kawasaki homepage and the 2021 Ninja 650 is 6.24 lakhs Ex-Showroom
https://kawasaki-india.com/bikes/2021-ninja-650/

At the same time, the price of Z650 is stated as coming soon on their website. IMO, they will price Z650 below 6 lakhs
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Still by far the best VFM big bike ever launched in India. Sure no electronics no led no tft screen and all, just simple motorcycle fun
And when you get a steal on the pre owned market it's like a cherry on the cake

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The used Ninja 650 market has been seeing a rapid increase. Bikes ranging anywhere from 2.7 lakhs for decently run and maintained and to 3.4 lakhs for very good ones. With some talking over the table, the prices can be reduced even further. Truly a VFM 650 for the price of brand new 300CC plus motorcycles.

So many swappable parts from other bikes which means the overall general ownership cost is next to nothing, unless the bike is dropped or crashed, which means a total wallet wash.

Getting the old/used N650 is a great upgrade from 300CC.

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As per bikewale, Ninja 1000 BS6 version may get a price tag of 10.79 lakhs ex-showroom, an increase of 50k over the outgoing version.

https://www.bikewale.com/m/news/4746...of-launch.html
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