Kawasaki India Confirms It Has No Plans to begin CKD Operations for Z800

In light of rumours that the Z800 avenue-fighter could be imported via the CKD path inside the country, Kawasaki India has issued a statement denying this. Yutaka Yamashita, handling Director of India Kawasaki vehicles said, “there has been by no means a plan to have the Z800 pass CKD. Kawasaki always comes to a decision the meeting of models that is reasonable beneath CKD policies. We do not see any high-quality outcome to go CKD in India with the Z800”.

The Kawasaki Z800 is one of the extra famous services within the top class motorcycle section, not to forget about additionally the greater price for cash ones if you cross by means of the energy to fee ratio. A steady dealer for the manufacturer, rumours emerged online suggesting that the japanese producer is trying to regionally collect the Z800 with the intention to help increase the sales of this road-fighter. currently brought to India as a CBU, the middleweight motorbike is priced at 7.sixty seven lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), and the CKD operations might have shaved a very good 1-1.five lakh off the asking rate.

Had it been the case, Kawasaki India might’ve in reality seen a hefty growth within the wide variety of footfalls at its dealerships. That said, the lowered charge should turn out to be cannibalising sales of its different services- the Ninja 650 and ER-6n- both of which are regionally assembled at it’s Pune facility.

The Kawasaki Z800 is powered via an 806cc in-line 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine this is tuned to supply 111bhp at 10,200rpm and 83Nm of torque at 8000rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are treated by means of 41mm inverted front forks at the same time as the rear receives a backside-hyperlink Uni-Trak monoshock setup. Braking performance comes from twin semi-floating 310mm petal discs with 4 piston calipers with a unmarried 250mm petal disc with a single piston caliper. Being a CBU, the Z800 receives twin-channel ABS as a preferred characteristic, that is neglected out on the other domestically assembled services.