Kawasaki W175 caught testing in Pune

The India-spec W175 is expected to get a fuel-injected engine.

Earlier this year, there were rumours suggesting that Kawasaki was planning to launch the W175 motorcycle in India. The bike has now been spotted testing in India for the first time.

The W175 is a retro-styled bike featuring a round headlamp and analogue instrument cluster. The bike has a flat seat, a single peashooter exhaust and rides on spoked wheels.

The W175 is powered by a 177cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 13 BHP and 13.2 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. In India, the engine will use a fuel-injection system instead of a carburettor in order to comply with the BS6 emission norms.

The W175 get telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. It comes equipped with front disc brake and has a drum brake at the rear.


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