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.
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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.