India Kawasaki Motors, the 100 percent subsidiary of Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kawasaki Motors Corp, has rolled out its Z800 superbike after inaugurating its second exclusive India dealership at Delhi on January 20.
To be brought in as a CBU, the Z800 is expected to notch sales of 200 units with 100 units to be sold from the Delhi outlet and the remaining from Pune. It is priced at Rs 8.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and Rs 7.90 lakh (ex-showroom Pune). The models will be serviced at the Probiking service centres at Pune and Delhi.
The Delhi outlet has till now received orders for about 14 Z800s.
The company’s CBU models are imported from Japan and Thailand. Thus far, four models are imported as CBUs, including the Ninja ZX-14R, ZX-10R and Z1000 and Ninja 1000, which was launched last September. In the past three months, the ZX-14R and ZX-10R have sold 10 units each while the Z1000 and Ninja 1000 have sold five units each. Two models are imported as CKD and locally assembled at Pune – the Ninja 300 (800 units sold) and Ninja 650 (about 200 units).
For calendar year 204, the company is targeting sales of 400 CBU units and 1,400 CKD units. The company plans to open five new outlets by end-2015.
India Kawasaki will also be offering accessories like a meter cover, front axle guard and tank pad for the Z800. These will be extended to other existing models as well.