Kawasaki has launched a fair new number of BS6 compliant motorcycles in the last few months. But the Japanese company is yet to launch the Ninja 300 in India, which is one of the better selling bikes for Kawasaki in the country. Speaking to dealers, carandbike has been told that the new BS6 Ninja 300 will be launched in India towards the end of the first quarter of 2021. Kawasaki, in fact, is planning to increase local content in the motorcycle, especially engine components. The price of the BS6 motorcycle is likely to drop to ₹ 2.5 lakh. For reference, the BS4 model was priced at ₹ 2.98 lakh.
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It was in 2018 when Kawasaki increased the localisation content in the Ninja 300 which included body panels, lights, brakes, tyres etc. The BS4 model had a 296 cc parallel-twin engine which made 39 bhp at 11,000 rpm along with peak torque of 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox which comes with a slipper clutch as standard. The BS6 variant is likely to get the same setup, with minimal changes to specifications, features and styling.
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In other news, the Kawasaki W175 modern classic motorcycle was spotted in India for the first time, a few weeks ago. Kawasaki's new W series motorcycle was caught testing near Pune, and when it is launched, it will be the smallest and most affordable offering from the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer in India. With the launch of the W175, Kawasaki will have a contender in the sub-200 cc segment as well. Right now there aren't any direct rivals to the motorcycle in India.
The Kawasaki W175 is already on sale in markets like Thailand and Indonesia, and there it is powered by a 177 cc single-cylinder air-cooled, SOHC motor and we expect to see no change in powertrain option. The engine is tuned to churn out 13 bhp and develops 13.2 Nm of peak torque, while mated to a 5-speed gearbox.