Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R being prepped for India launch

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R being prepped for India launch

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is finally making its way to India. This is every motorcycle enthusiasts track dream. The middle weight super sport motorcycles are some of the best track machines. But sadly, this category has always been a black spot in the Indian motorcycle market. Hence this is a welcome news by all.

Sources spotted the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R at ARAI undergoing homologation. Homologation involves testing the new bikes and cars before the launch. The vehicles are checked for their usability on Indian roads.

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R being prepped for India launch

Homologation is a mandatory process for all motorcycles under 800cc. Also, it is a very lengthy and expensive process. This is one of the main reasons why many manufacturers hesitate to launch 600cc supersport motorcycles in India.

Kawasaki is already leading in the 600cc segment with their 600cc twin cylinder motorcycles- Ninja 650, Z650, and the Versys 650. Adding the ZX-6R to their fleet in India will be great.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R engine and features

The Ninja ZX-6R runs on a 636cc liquid cooled, inline 4 cylinder engine. It produces a maximum power of 129bhp (at 13500rpm) and 71Nm peak torque (at 11500 rpm). The transmission is in the form of a 6-speed gearbox.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R being prepped for India launch

The Ninja ZX-10R also comes kitted out with advanced features and savvy electronics. It gets adjustable Showa Big Piston Forks, adjustable Showa rear mono-shock with Nissin monobloc front brake calipers. Also on offer are the Bridgestone Battlax S20 tires. The electronics department will get three-stage traction control, two power mode, and ABS.

The Ninja ZX-6R will likely be offered as a CKD unit in India, assembled at their Chakan facility. This might let the bike cost around INR 10 lakh. If this is accurate, the ZX-6R will be the most affordable super sport in the Indian market. Also, this costs dangerously close to its liter class sibling. The locally assembled Kawasaki ZX-10R now costs just INR 12.8 lakh.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R being prepped for India launch

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