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The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Z900 BS6 motorcycles are open to pre-booking at company's dealerships across the country. The Kawasaki Z900 motorcycle was the first premium motorcycle to achieve BS6 compliance when it was launched last year.
According to a Mumbai based dealer, they are accepting bookings for both motorcycles for an amount of Rs 2.5 lakh, which is the minimum down payment required to purchase the bikes. However, a dealer from Pune has confirmed that customers can book either motorcycles for an amount of Rs 50,000.
Both motorcycles are expected to arrive sometime over the next few months. The arrival of these motorcycles has been delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Kawasaki had unveiled the Z900 BS6 during December last year and the motorcycle is expected to retail between Rs 8.5 lakh and Rs 9.0 lakh, while prices for the 2020 Ninja 1000 are yet to be announced for the Indian market.
The Kawasaki Z900 is powered by the same 948cc in-line four, liquid-cooled engine, which is updated to meet BS6 standards. It produces a maximum power of 123bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 98.4Nm at 7,700rpm. The engine will continue to come mated to a standard six-speed gearbox.
The new Kawasaki Z900 motorcycle also comes with a host of new features. This includes all LED lighting for the headlamps and taillights, updated suspension settings at both ends and a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity via an app called ‘Rideology'.
The new naked-motorcycle also features a few changes to its electronics. This includes a new riding mode called the ‘Power Mode', traction control, and a stronger chassis as well. The motorcycle comes shod with a set of Dunlop Sportsmax Roadsport 2 tyres.
The new Kawasaki Z900 BS6 motorcycle will be offered in a range of two dual-tone paint schemes: Metallic Graphite Grey/ Metallic Spark Black, and Metallic Spark Black/ Metallic Flat Spark Black.
Apart from the aforementioned changes, the new Kawasaki Z900 will continue to feature other mechanicals borrowed from the older-gen models. Although the suspension set-up has been improved, it still uses the same 41mm USD forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking on the motorcycle is done via dual 300mm petal discs at the front, and a single 250mm petal disc at the rear, supported by dual-channel ABS.
Talking about the 2020 Ninja BS6 model, the upcoming motorcycle is expected to undergo major development with its design and engine. It is also expected to come with added features including a host of new electronic rider aids.
The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is expected to arrive in India during the second half of this year. Once launched, prices for the new motorcycle are also expected to increase by between 5 and 10 per cent as compared to the current-gen models. The current-gen Ninja 1000 retails at Rs 10.29 lakh, ex-showroom (India).
Thoughts About The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 & Z900 BS6 Bookings Open
The Kawasaki Z900 and the Ninja 1000 receive much-needed upgrades in their BS6 formats. With the increasing popularity of premium performance motorcycles in India, we expect these motorcycles to register good sales numbers.