Not to believe 100% at the moment, but the latest rumour in the market suggests that Kawasaki is soon to commence local assembly of the Ninja ZX-10R in India. With this, it is being claimed that prices for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R could drop under INR 14 lakh. This would make it the most affordable litre-class supersport motorcycle in the market beating the price of the current affordable model from Honda – the Fireblade CBR1000RR.
Currently, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has a retail price of INR 18.8 lakh ex-showroom. This means that the pricing after SKD is being reported to be dropped by nearly 5 lakh. That sounds a bit outrageous at the moment. But if that will happen, won’t it be a sweet deal. Also, for now, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R owners will be scared that the resale value for their motorcycles is going to be at an all time low.
Kawasaki might bring down the Ninja ZX-10R via SKD route, just like they did with the Ninja 1000 which allowed for a fantastic pricing. Currently, it is brought to India as a CBU which asks for a higher price tag. Kawasaki has a production facility at Chakan and brings kits for assembly via Japan.
Powering the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a 998cc, in-line 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke DOHC, 16-valves petrol motor producing 200 PS of power @ 13000 RPM in standard setup and 210 PS of power @ 13000 RPM with Ram Air Assist. The motor produces 113.5 Nm of torque @ 11500 RPM and is matched to a 6-speed gearbox.