Kawasaki has just launched the latest iteration of its Ninja 1000 at Rs 9.98 lakh (ex-showroom India). It has been brought into India via the semi-knocked-down, which has allowed for a much lower price-tag; the older Ninja 1000 was priced at Rs 12.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will be assembled at Kawasaki's new plant at Chakan, but as of now, only 20 Ninja 1000s are available in India.
The Ninja 1000 continues to use the older bike’s 1043cc, four-cylinder engine, but the motor has been upgraded for BS-IV compliance. Additionally, ABS, traction control and wheelie control are part of the new bike’s electronics suite.
A new, two-piece front fairing sets the new bike apart from the older model. It is wider than before, gets LED headlamps, and features a taller, manually adjustable windscreen for better wind protection.
The Ninja 1000 isn’t the only bike to have gotten cheaper. Prices for the Z900 have also dropped from Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to Rs 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, India); the bike is now sold without accessories that came as standard on the Z900 at the time of launch.