Each model has a price tag of Rs.12 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi
Japanese two-wheeler major Kawasaki, on Monday, launched its globally popular premium end bikes — Z1000 and Ninja 1000 — priced at Rs.12 lakh each (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The company is looking to sell a total of around 250 units annually in the domestic market from its four models of premium motorcycles, including Ninja ZX-14R and ZX-10R, which were launched in September.
Apart from the premium sports bikes, the company is considering expanding its portfolio by bringing high-end adventure or cruiser bikes to India.
“With the launch of these two new bikes, we will have four models in the premium super bike segment.
“We are looking at a total of about 250 units annually from these four models,” India Kawasaki Motors Deputy Managing Director Niskikawa Shigeto told PTI from Pune, where the bikes were launched.
The company had set an initial target of 100 units a year each for the just launched two models, he said, adding that another 50 units could come together from the Ninja ZX-14R and ZX-10R models.
Both Z1000 and Ninja 1000 are powered by a 1,043 cc engine.
These two models will be imported as completely built units from Japan, and will be retailed through the existing
standalone showroom of Kawasaki in Pune and Delhi.
With the two new launches, Kawasaki will now sell six models in India. Already, Ninja 300 and Ninja 600 are sold at the Probiking showrooms of its Indian partner Bajaj Auto.
These models are priced between Rs.3.50 lakh and Rs.5 lakh.