Kawasaki Motorcycles, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, is one of the leading bike manufacturers in the world. It is termed as a premium two-wheeler manufacturer in the Indian market as well. Moreover, apart from motorcycles, Kawasaki, globally, is also known to manufacture engines, heavy equipment, aerospace and defence equipment, rolling stock and ships.
Over the years, the Japanese manufacturer has established itself as one of the finest bike manufacturers in the country, thanks to its superior technology and machinery. It also stands as one of the first and only manufacturers to bring and sell an extremely high-performance supercharged motorcycle in the country.
Therefore, it remains to be a premium brand, which is still out of reach for many of the typical Indian consumers. This brings us to the most affordable motorcycles Kawasaki retails in the Indian market. Perhaps a list of all the motorcycles from Kawasaki that are priced under the Rs. 10 lakh mark (ex-showroom). Read on.
1. Kawasaki Vulcan S
This is the most affordable motorcycle Kawasaki has on sale in the Indian market. The Vulcan S is a middleweight cushy cruiser from Kawasaki bikes, which sports a modern cruiser design with muscular styling thanks to a low-slung overall profile, puny exhaust, and a contrasty chrome surrounds all in the right places. The bike comes powered by a 650cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine, which is capable of churning out 59.1bhp and 62.4Nm of torque.
2. Kawasaki Z650
The Kawasaki Z650 is the most affordable streetfighter naked motorcycle in the brand’s product portfolio. The Z650 you see here was updated in 2020, however, the updated motorcycle first made its debut at the 2019 EICMA in Italy. With the update, the naked motorcycle received several design upgrades such as a sharper look with edgier lines running along with the fairing, new colour shades, and a sharper full-LED headlamp. A rather small update was in the case of the pillion seat, which now gets more supportive for the passenger. It comes powered by a 649cc parallel-twin engine, which is capable of producing 67.3bhp and 64Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
3. Kawasaki Ninja 650
In essence, the Ninja 650 is the sportier derivative of the Z650. What it really is, is the fully-faired version of the Z650, which was also brought to the Indian market in 2020. Over its predecessor, the Ninja 650 gets a redesigned fairing and twin, full-LED headlights making it even sportier and sharper than before. It also comes powered by a 649cc parallel-twin unit, which is good for 66.4bhp and a torque output of 64Nm. The engine is, of course, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
4. Kawasaki Versys 650
Yet another bike to be powered by the brand’s 649cc parallel-twin engine – which in this case is tuned to produce 65.7bhp and 61Nm of torque – is the Versys 650, which borrows its underpinnings from the Z650. It is, however, a middleweight ADV, which means it gets some ADV specific bits and is a great machine to go off the tarmac.
5. Kawasaki W800
The Kawasaki W800, to me personally, is the most enticing motorcycle in the brand’s whole product portfolio. This is also valid for those who prefer riding old school retro machines, and the W800 excels in that regard. The styling is spot on, the mechanicals are tightly fitted, and overall, it’s a charming motorcycle. However, the only sore point to this otherwise handsome motorcycle is the inclusion of an LED headlamp, which just doesn’t gel well with the motorcycle’s old school charm. It is powered by a 773cc BS-VI compliant engine, which makes 50.2bhp and 62.9Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
6. Kawasaki Z900
The Kawasaki Z900 is very identical to its lesser sibling, the Z650. However, over its said sibling, the Z900 brings in sharper styling, more features, and, of course, a punchier powertrain to the mix. It was also unveiled at the EICMA show in 2019 but made it to the Indian market in 2020. The bike comes powered by a 948cc four-cylinder engine, which churns out 123.6bhp and 98.6Nm of torque and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Also, grab the latest info on the new bikes in india, only at autoX.