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PHOTOS: Kawasaki's two brand new superbikes

Last updated on: September 12, 2013 16:27 IST

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The Ninja ZX-10R is priced at Rs 15.70 lakh and the Ninja ZX-14R at Rs 16.90 lakh.

Kawasaki has launched two superbikes in India -- the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-14R. Both these bikes will be sold through Kawasaki's own dealership network and will not share showroom space with the Ninja 300 and Ninja 650, which are retailed through Bajaj Pro-Biking showrooms.

The bikes are brought to India via the CBU route and Kawasaki is opening a new showroom in Pune to sell these bikes. Slowly more such showrooms will be opened which will only sell high-end Kawasaki motorcycles.


Image: A collage of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R (in red) and ZX-10R (in green)
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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a litre-class bike which is powered by a 998cc, 4-cylinder engine which produces 200 PS of power (210 PS with Ram air) and 112 Nm of torque. 


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
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The Ninja ZX-10R is a very fast machine, taking just 2.8 seconds to do the 0-100 km/hr run. Top speed is limited to 299 km/hr and the Ninja ZX-10R is loaded with tech including ABS, Traction Control System, Power Modes, etc. 


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
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The Ninja ZX-10R is priced at Rs 15.70 lakh (ex-showroom). It features a 17-litre fuel tank and weighs 201 kgs.


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is powered by a 1441cc, 4-cylinder engine which belts out 200 PS of power (210 PS with Ram air) and a very impressive 162.5 Nm of torque. 


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
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The Ninja ZX-14R is popularly known as the ZZR1400 and rivals the Suzuki Hayabusa. The ZX-14R is also limited to 299 km/hr and comes with ABS and traction control system. 


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
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The flagship Ninja has a fuel tank capacity of 22-litres and a weight of 268 kgs. Kawasaki has priced the Ninja ZX-14R at Rs 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom).


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
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Kawasaki is targeting a 20 per cent market share in the superbike segment with the new high displacement Ninja bikes. The company plans to reach the target market share by 2015.

Currently the 1000-1600cc segment sees around 400 units being sold every year. The Japanese firm will source components from India as they are available for lesser prices.

Currently Kawasaki uses around 30 per cent local content in the Ninja 300 and Ninja 650 and the parts are exported to other Kawasaki factories for cost benefits.


Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
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