Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki is held in high regard by bike enthusiasts across the globe. The company is known for its high performance, high quality motorcycles. In India, Kawasaki has a wide range of products to suit different requirements. One can choose between, entry level performance, sports touring, adventure and high performance bikes. However, there is one issue when it comes to Kawasaki bikes. They are a bit overpriced due to the fact that most of these bikes are imported and the company has been unable to source local parts.
This might change in the near future. One of the most popular bikes in Kawasaki’s stable is the Z800. This mid-level, naked bike is known for its aggressive styling and powerful performance. As of now, the bike has carved a nice niche in the market as there no direct competitors to the bike. The closest competitor is the Honda CBR650F- a sports tourer that is locally assembled by Honda. Leveraging its collaboration with Bajaj, Kawasaki plans to locally assemble the Z800 at Bajaj’s plant in Pune.
This local assembly will have two immediate advantages:
Kawasaki already has locally assembled bikes like the Z250, Ninja 300, Ninja 650, Versys 650 and ER-6n. The Z800 will be the 6th locally assembled bike in Kawasaki’s stable, provided everything goes according to plan. If Kawasaki can localise even further, the bikes will become more desirable than ever. Stay tuned for more information in this segment.