Kawasaki W175 SE spotted at a dealership in Indonesia
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
The Kawasaki W175 SE, the Japanese brand’s entry-level classic motorcycle has been spotted at a dealership in Indonesia.
The Kawasaki W175 SE variant gets exclusive colour scheme to demarcate it from the regular variant. The design of the motorcycle is retro, thanks to the single piece seat; round halogen headlamp; matte black pea-shooter exhaust, and spoke wheels with black rims. The motorcycle was spied in the country in September, and will reportedly be launched this year.
Iwanbanaran reports that the 175 cc SOHC 4-valve engine is based on the Kawasaki Eliminator 175. The single cylinder engine features air-cooling and carburettor to keep the costs affordable. Front telescopic forks with gaiters; and dual rear hydraulic shock absorbers hold the single downtube frame. The spoke wheels are shod with IRC tube tyres. For anchorage, the motorcycle employs a front disc with two-piston calliper, and a rear drum.
The website reports that the upcoming motorcycle will cost IDR 29 million for the standard variant; and IDR 31 million for the SE version. The Kawasaki W175 would be the third retro offering from Kawasaki in Indonesia after the W800 and the Estrella. It would also be the most affordable offering retro motorcycle from Kawasaki in the country. Expect more details about the motorcycle in the coming months.
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