The Z800 naked streetfighter motorcycle is a popular motorcycle in the Indian market. Now, India Kawasaki Motors plans on locally assembling the Z800 in the country. Currently, the Z800 comes to Indian shores via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route from Thailand.
Local assembly of Kawasaki Z800 would bring down the cost significantly. The Z800 currently costs Rs. 8.13 lakh ex-showroom (Mumbai) and is available across India. With a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) Z800 model, Kawasaki can reduce the price by almost a lakh.
During 2015, Kawasaki reduced the price of its Z800 model by approximately Rs. 50,000. At that moment, Kawasaki witnessed a huge increase in domestic demand. Local assembly will further boost sales owing to a much lower pricing than the current model.
Powering the Kawasaki Z800 is an 806cc inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The engine produces a phenomenal 111bhp, along with 83Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Kawasaki's Z800 weighs an astounding 231 kgs.
Currently, Kawasaki India locally assembles a few models at its facility in Pune. The Japanese-based two-wheeler manufacturer plans on introducing several new and interesting products in India. Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming models from Kawasaki in the Indian market.