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Kawasaki India declines Z800 CKD rumors

Kawasaki z800

Kawasaki Z800 was launched in the Indian market in 2014 and became the most inexpensive bike in its segment. Z800 is the highest selling bike of the Japanese bike manufacturer the in Indian automobile market. So it was expected that Kawasaki will try Z800 to be assembled in India because this will cut its price by nearly Rs. 1 lakh. Presently the bike is imported from Thailand as a CBU and is priced at Rs. 8.3 lakh (on road Delhi). But the Japanese automaker has rubbished these speculations, and has suggested that the Z800 will continue coming into India through the CBU route.

It measures 105 cm in height, 210 cm in length and 80 cm in width. The wheelbase and ground clearance are offered at 144.5 cm and 15 cm, respectively. The front is offered with 4.1cm upside down suspension while the rear side is offered with gas-charged mono suspension. The Japanese sports bike is powered by a four-cylinder in-line liquid cooled engine, which produces 111.5 bhp at 10,200 rpm and torque of 83 Nm at 8,000 rpm. Looking at the numbers, the Z800 beats Triumph Street Triple by 34PS and 30Nm. The cost of the bike reduced at Thailand Manufacturing facility, therefore last year Kawasaki reduced the price of Z800 by Rs. 55,000.

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Rumors behind the local assembly of the Kawasaki Z800 in India come to end when one of the spokesperson of Kawasaki Motors India denied the rumors and confirmed that there are no such plans to assemble the Z800 in India. As the assembly of any model is always decided by Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units, Kawasaki has not received any positive response to go Completely Knocked Down with the Z800 in India.