Kawasaki is set to bring its track-focused superbike, the ZX-10R via SKD (semi-knocked down) kit and assemble it locally. The 10R currently retails for Rs 18.8 lakh Ex-showroom (pan India) and the last few units in stock were sold at a heavy discount.
The bike maker's move to local assembly will help bring the ZX-10R's price down substantially. As a result, the superbike is likely to be priced under Rs 14 lakh. This will make this Kawasaki the most affordable litre-class superbike on sale today – a claim currently held by the surprisingly well-priced Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Kawasaki will assemble the ZX-10R at its new facility in Chakan using kits from Japan. It is expected that the bike will be launched soon, probably sometime in the month of June. The ZX-10R is among the fastest motorcycles on the planet, equipped with a 200hp in-line-four engine and has seen immense success in the World Superbike Championship at the hands of Jonathan Rea, who has won the last three world championships in a row.
Article Source : AutoCar India