Kawasaki is reportedly looking to launch 3 electric motorcycles next year. The demand for electric two-wheelers is now at an all-time high. And this is a global trend that is seen across both developed and developing countries alike. In India as well, we are seeing this trend, as almost all-electric two-wheeler manufacturers are witnessing a positive trend in sales figures. Joining the trend now is the motorcycling giant Kawasaki. At the recently held EICMA 2021, Kawasaki mentioned its plans for electrification. We knew that Kawasaki has been working on electric vehicles for a few years now. And this is the first time that the company has officially revealed the developments publicly.
What Can We Expect?
Kawasaki had showcased the electric version on the Ninja 400 a few years ago. And this makes us believe that this could be the first electric motorcycle from Kawasaki. But, chances are also high that Kawasaki would first electrify its entry-level motorcycles. Along with this, we could also see the electric version of some dirt bikes of Kawasaki. Moreover, reports also suggest that we could also see the electric version of the ZX-10R. All of these are speculations, and we do not have any official statements regarding the specific models.
Kawasaki has updated its portfolio in India and announced all the MY22 products in the lineup. The list includes the likes of, Ninja 1000 SX, Z650RS, Versys 1000 and more. We could soon see a retro-based motorcycle from Kawasaki. This motorcycle will draw its inspiration from the Z650RS and the Z900RS. Given the rise in the sales for this segment, Kawasaki aims to leverage the demand with this offering.
Furthermore, Kawasaki announced its partnership with Yamaha to explore the area of the hydrogen-powered engine. Both the companies are currently working to build an engine that will make use of carbon-neutral fuel. This could prove as a great alternative to electric options, which also have a fair share of challenges in today’s time.