The Kawasaki W175 shall be coming to India across the finish of the primary quarter of 2021, in accordance to sources. The W175 is a single-cylinder Kawasaki bike bought in Asian markets like Indonesia and Thailand.
The W175 would be the most inexpensive Kawasaki in India
Localised content material shall be round 90 p.c
Expected to be priced beneath Rs 1.four lakh
What is the Kawasaki W175?
The W175 is a retro-styled bike with pretty easy mechanicals. It makes use of a 177cc, two-valve, air-cooled SOHC engine. Performance figures are comparatively humble, at 13hp and 13.2Nm of torque, however the engine is carburetted in its worldwide state of tune. Kawasaki shall be bringing this motor up to BS6-spec for India and gasoline injection is nearly definitely going to be added on, so the facility figures might change a bit of. The engine makes use of a balancer shaft to assist scale back vibrations.
The remainder of the bike is sort of easy as properly, with a semi-double-cradle body and a easy box-section swingarm. The suspension is dealt with by a telescopic fork with old-school rubber gaiters and a twin shock setup on the rear. The international-spec bike will get a 220mm disc up entrance and a 110mm drum on the again. ABS is one other characteristic that may have to be engineered in for India and it’s probably that this bike will get single-channel ABS, except Kawasaki switches over to a rear disc.
Kawasaki W175 design particulars
The styling is pure basic, with a spherical headlamp, a single peashooter exhaust and spoked wheels, that are wrapped with tubed tyres. The all-analogue instrument console on the worldwide bike can also be very primary and has a round speedometer, an odometer and a visit meter. The international-spec mannequin can also be fairly gentle, at simply 126kg, however the kerb weight is certain to go up as soon as the bike meets all the security and emissions necessities of our market. Nevertheless, this could stay a straightforward and light-weight bike to handle.
Kawasaki W175 launch in India
The W175 is anticipated to go on sale quickly across the finish of the primary quarter of 2021, and will probably be essentially the most localised bike but that Kawasaki will make in India. Vendor sources advised us that up to 90 p.c of this bike could possibly be localised and that features parts throughout the engine. The W175 would be the second bike to be engineered throughout the firm’s R&D setup in India, with the primary being the localised Kawasaki Ninja 300 that was launched in 2018.
Kawasaki W175 worth in India
We are given to perceive that the worth is anticipated to be between Rs 1.25 and Rs 1.four lakh (ex-showroom). Internationally, the bike can also be accessible in a Cafe and Scrambler choice, however the W175 is anticipated to launch right here in normal trim solely, to begin with.
With the launch of the W175, Kawasaki shall be trying to transfer away from being a comparatively low-volume premium bike participant. The bike shall be easy, and it’ll goal to cater to the retro-loving crowd that’s presently dominated by Royal Enfields, however may even compete with different gamers like Jawa, Benelli and the newly launched Honda H’ness CB350. The distinction is that the W175 will price a lot lower than these bikes, which might attraction to a brand new crowd of extra cash-conscious clients. The proven fact that a lot of the bike is localised implies that spare elements costs must be inexpensive as properly.
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