Kawasaki India is currently studying the feasibility of locally assembling its 300cc and 650cc engines in India. While the former comes fitted in the Ninja 300 only, the 650cc mill runs multiple models like the Kawasaki Ninja 650, Versys 650 and the recently launched Z650.
According to some reports, Kawasaki bikes that run on 300cc and 650cc engines have localisation of somewhere around 25 to 30 percent. On the other hand, The localisation level in the company’s most affordable motorcycle Z250 is as high as 40 percent.
A few weeks back, Kawasaki had launched multiple motorcycles in the Indian two-wheeler market. These included the updated models of Z1000, Z800, Ninja 300, Ninja 650, Versys 650, Z250 besides all-new Z650, Z1000R and Z900.
The Japanese manufacturer is aiming at higher levels of localisation in its 300cc and 650cc motorcycles in order to compete with its rivals more confidently. The prices of Kawasaki motorcycles in India are already very demanding when compared to its competition. Having said that, if the move of local assembling of engines results in a good price dip in the company’s models, Kawasaki will no doubt be in a good position than present. Also Read: 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR launched in India at 21.9 lakh
Lets hope for the best and expect that the move will prove good for the company as it has a lot of fans in India who look forward to buy a Kawasaki bike and refrain due to the high price tag. Also Read: 2017 Kawasaki Z250 launched in India at INR 3.09 lakh
Stay tuned for more such updates on the latest auto news and happenings from the two-wheeler space!
Source – Autocar India