Kawasaki Z800 launched in India @ 8.05 Lakhs
Snapshot: Kawasaki has launched its Z800 in the Indian market at the starting price of INR 8.05 Lakhs
The Japanese bikemaker Kawasaki has finally launched the much-waited Z800 street-fighter motorcycle in India. With the addition of Z800, the company’s product portfolio reaches to a total of seven products in the country.
The Z800 was introduced last year in the international market as a successor of the Z750. The superbike is a premium naked motorcycle that delivers an uncompromised balance of performance for highways and even light ride and handling for city rides.
Kawasaki has powered the Z800 with inline 4-cylinder DOHC engine that churns out 113 ps @ 10,200 rpm and 93 nm of peak torque @ 8000 rpm. Underpinned by steel tubular backbone frame alongwith the 41 mm inverted fork suspension at front and Bottom-Link Uni-Trak at the rear, makes the handling of Z800 very decent.
The stopping ability comes from the Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs at front-end and 250mm single disc at rear. However, the intent to price the Z800 aggressively in India, Kawasaki has removed the electronic ride controls from the India specified model.
Kawasaki is following an aggressive approach to capture a considerable share in the premium motorcycle segment in the Indian market. The company commenced bringing in its flagship models to our shores in September last year and surprisingly Kawasaki has introduced 5 premium models since that time in India.
The company aims at 25 percent share in the premium motorcycle market by year 2015 with an expected sale of 400 CBU models (including ZX 10R, ZX 14R, Ninja Z1000 Ninja 1000 and Z800) this year in the country.
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