Yes! the day has arrived and the machine that has captured a lot of hearts of bikers all over the world, has been launched today in India! We had shown you the website teaser count down by Bajaj here and its time! The Kawasaki Ninja 650R will be added to the official line up of Kawasaki bikes available in India via Bajaj which includes the Ninja 250R.  The launch eventwas at Pune and participation included Mr Eric Vas, President — New Projects, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Mr Yoshiro Segawa, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors, and Mr Rajiv Bajaj.

Here is the video launched by Bajaj of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R:

Expectations were running high on the pricing, with Hyosung having placed its GT650 at the 4.75L. Again both the bikes having a totally different market and purpose. The GT650r being a sports bike and has the typical sports bike appeal and looks while the 650R has a established reputation as a tourer. The assembling for the Kawasaki Ninja 650r CKD units will be carried out at the Bajaj Auto Chakan plant. Localization and its manufacturing unit in Thailand has definitely helped lower the Kawasaki Ninja 650R prices and the market credibility the Kawasaki brand compared to that of the Hyosung’s, which is more of a unheard brand as their last stint here with Kinetic was not exaclty successful, this will definitely help the Ninja have a edge over it competitor in sales.

  • The Ninja 650r non-ABS version will cost:
  • Mumbai-5.13L,
  • New Delhi-5.03L,
  • B’lore-5.31L,
  • Kolkata-4.76L,
  • Hyderabad-5.16L,
  • Ahmedabad-5.01L,
  • Chennai-5.03L,
  • Pune-5.00L
  • Bajaj-Kawasaki are targeting a monthly sales of 30-35 Ninja 650r motorcycles.
  • Will be available in Green only as of now.
  • Needs 91 octane fuel (As per spec sheet provided )
  • And will only be available at the already wide network of Bajaj Probiking showrooms across India.
  • Bike has a service interval of 6000km.
  • Booking amount is Rs 50,000.
  • Estimated delivery time: 90 days.
  • Bajaj have also suggested that there are bigger Kawasak’s on the cards.

Today is a good day and in true Kawasaki spirit, Let the good times roll! Expect a full fledged review of the Ninja 650r in the coming days from IAMABIKER. One must agree this is a killer pricing for the Ninja 650r, what do you think ?

Here are some snaps from the launch:


  1. […] Hyosung Bangalore showroom launched, News on the Hyosung 250 Posted on: September 11, 2011     Author: Iceman var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Garware motors on 9th unvield the first Hyosung showroom in Karnataka. The showroom has been named Satya Mitra Motors. This particular showroom will take care of the operations for the entire state and also the southern region until further showrooms are set up in the south belt. Garware confirmed its plan to start a Hyosung outlet in Cochin as well with more showrooms around India in the next 6-8 months. Work has been fast since Garware Hyosungs launch of the GT650R and the ST7 earlier this year. At the current showroom you will have access to sales, service and spares and Garware Hyosung are ready to dispatch motorcycles right from day one with no waiting period on both the models the Hyosung ST7 and the Hyosung GT650R. Finance options are available for both ST7 and GT650R. More that 10 Hyosung’s have already been sold already. The demand for both the bikes have been similar, with both the Hyosung’s selling in almost equal numbers. The Bangalore Garware Hyosung showroom will also have a fully equipped service centre right next to the main showroom. Now here is some interesting news, Garware Hyosung are looking to bring in their 250cc motorcycle in the next 7-8 months, They are currently working out the specifics on whether the Comet(GT250) or the GT250R (faired) should be brought in. With recent spotting’s of the 2012 Hyosung GT250, things have been rather exciting for us in India. Mr Sachin, Manager – Sales & Marketing for Hyosung said that they are working on a competitive pricing and look to make a good impact in the 250cc segment. He also went ahead and said that we could expect couple of surprises from Hyosung in the coming months and to definitely look forward to the Autoshow next year. Currently they are not looking at older Comets, since certain spares are no longer similar to the older models and due to the take over, certain models have not been carried forward. But plans are in place such that after their primary line up is set for India, they would go ahead and make arrangements for the older Comets. Garware Hyosung are setting customer priority high on their list. They are arranging High flyers club, weekend events including riding out and other customer centric activities all exclusive to Hyosung owners. Garware Hyosung are keen to be known as a lifestyle/niche motorcycle makers, which probably hint’s that they do not intend to bring out mass selling products like the recently launched Honda CBR250R, but only well engineered and classy products. This could also mean a slightly costlier tag on the Hyosung 250′s as compared to the CBR250R and probably a good indicator to expect the faired GT250R than the Comet GT250. Currently all their focus is on the 600cc segment as they are the only other player in that market the other being the Kawasaki Ninja 650R. […]

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  3. […] last month we saw the launch of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R in India, and suddenly everybody wanted one. With bookings coming in from all over India in good […]

  4. Here’s a comparo of the On-road prices (Source: Kawasaki FB page)… Kolkata-4.76, Chennai-5.03, New Delhi-5.03, Mumbai-5.13, Bangalore-5.31.

    That’s a whopping 50K difference between Kolkata and Bangalore!! I wonder why would one be paying so much Taxes here in Bangalore !

  5. […] Update(8th June 2011): The Ninja 650r has been launched! Price and other details here. […]


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