Japan-based two-wheel giant Kawasaki announced the launch of its new bike – Z800 – for the Indian market on January 20, 2014. The new model has been released with a price tag of Rs. 8.05 lakh (ex-showroom price Delhi).


Kawasaki is planning to sell around 400 completely built units of five models during 2014. Shigeto Nishikawa, the India Kawasaki Motors Deputy Managing Director said, “In 2014, we expect to sell around 400 units of five CBU models in the country, including the Z800”. He went on to say that the company will be selling around 1,400 units of Ninja 300 and Ninja 650 models, which are assembled in India.

The new 806 cc Z800 has become the fifth CBU model in the country. Other models in the line-up include 14R, Z1000, 10R and Ninja 1000. In 2013, Kawasaki sold 25 units of CBUs and 1,000 units of the two locally-assembled CKD models in India. While talking about plans to expand sales network in India, Nishikawa?said that they are currently studying options for expanding dealer network.

He also stated that by the end of 2015, they could have around five dealers. While talking about assembling more bikes in the country, he said that the company needs to sell more bikes in India to be able to do that.

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