Report – Kawasaki Z250 and ER-6n to be launched on October 16
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Kawasaki looks to increase market share in India.
According to a reports online, the Kawasaki Z250 and ER-6n naked sportsbikes are set to be launched in India on October 16.
The launch of the 250 cc and 650 cc twin-cylinder street fighters coincides with the announcement of the DSK-Benelli partnership on the following day which would have the BN302 (300 cc twin-cylinder) and BN600 R (600 cc in-line four-cylinder) in the offing.
The quarter litre sportsbike looks no less menacing than its bigger sibling, the Z800. Power comes from a 249 cc parallel-twin fuel-injected engine which pumps out 31.54 PS and 21.56 Nm of torque. The liquid-cooled mill comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The chassis is a diamond frame tubular structure which is suspended by telescopic fork at the front and a linked 5-way adjustable monoshock at the rear. Single petal disc at each end take care of braking.
The ER-6n is essentially the Ninja 650 sans the fairing. Save for the minimalistic headlamp, the rest of the bike stays true to its faired counterpart.
The naked medium displacement sportsbike also derives its hardware from the Ninja 650. The 649 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled fuel-injected motor is capable of 72.1 PS and 64 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.