Price cut owing to reduced cost of manufacturing the bike.
Kawasaki recently announced a price reduction on its Z800 motorcycle by INR 50,000. The reduced price is to remain till the end of March 2015. With the new pricing, the Kawasaki Z800 would now be available for INR 7.35 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). The price reduction is the result of reduced cost of making the motorcycle in Thailand, where it is manufactured and imported to India.
Currently, the Z800 is the only motorcycle that benefits from the price reduction, while it is unlikely that other models in the Kawasaki range would follow suit. If one is looking to buy this particular model, this would be the best time to do so as the Indian government has recently announced the removal of excise duty benefits from January 1, 2015, but Kawasaki has still maintained it pricing on its entire range while offering a reduction on the naked street bike.
The Kawasaki Z800 is the company’s middle weight naked sportbike that is positioned just below the flagship super-naked, the Z1000. And just like the Z1000, the Z800 also follows Kawasaki’s Sugomi design, although with a bit less aggression compared to its larger brother.
The motorcycle is powered by an 800 cc liquid-cooled, in-line, four cylinder engine that produces 113 PS of power and 83 Nm of torque that gets shifted via a 6-speed transmission. Dynamically, the Z800 features a pair of 41 mm inverted forks at the front and a Uni-Trak, gas charged rear monoshock, both offering preload adjustability.