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Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph.

Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph.

And it was a modified Ninja running at 300 bhp and 24 psi

When factories make machines, they do so with extreme accuracy and precision. With a good amount of tolerance levels, their machines are made to last quite long. And if the supercharged Ninja H2 is what we talking about, it is the most technologically advanced machine to come out of the famed Japanese green outfit that created a new benchmark in the industry.

When you take that 207 bhp monster and pump it all the way upto 300, you cannot expect even the best of Japanese engineering from saving your arse. That is exactly what happened to one unlucky Ninja H2 which ended up with an exploded crankcase when the bike was running at a whopping 300 kph in a motorsport event.

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Which motorcycle do you think has the finest looking face?

Which motorcycle do you think has the finest looking face?

Here are industry’s magnificient machines saying something:

Let’s leave the custom builds out of this because, honestly speaking, they wouldn’t have existed if they failed to give a motorcycle a deserving face. But then again, why do any manufacturer for that matter exist if they too fail to give a motorcycle a well-looking face?

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Kawasaki launched the KX 250F in India for a price tag of ₹ 7.5 lakh.

Kawasaki launched the KX 250F in India for a price tag of ₹ 7.5 lakh.

The most dominant motocross bike officially makes its way onto Indian turf.

The Japanese manufacturer is all set to enter the Indian Motocross scene in a big way by offering two of their renowned machines that have dominated the Motocross scene across the globe. Kawasaki India already sells the KLX 110 dirt motorcycle priced at ₹ 2.65 lakh. It is powered by a single cylinder, air-cooled 112cc engine mated to a four-speed transmission.

The biggest guy in this story here is the all new Kawasaki KX 250f. It is hands down is the single-most dominant motocross bike of the last decade. But for some time now, the Blue Crew has grabbed some of the limelight. And for Kawasaki, who have captured 16 titles already with their 250 motorcycles, are in for a setup that can make the Blues a run for their money and reign the territories again.

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

The most serious sports tourer on the face of this planet, or any planet for that matter.

Kawasaki seems to have mastered the dark arts of slaying the competition in everything they put their hands in. Especially the way all their Ninjas’ are up on the throats of every other faired motorcycle in their classes. Having diversified their skill sets in recent years, the fearsome Ninja brand got an upgrade on each of its models, with the latest one being this 2017 Ninja 1000. Basically, the sports bike which can hold a couple of bags on it and is a tad bit comfortable for longer stints.

The 2017 edition promises to be sportier and more eager to roar than the outgoing one to give you a competitive edge on those interstate highways and the streets. Like having the best of both worlds, this new bike takes on the pedigrees of the ZX-10R and the Concours brothers and puts them in a sought after package that leaves you with nothing to complain about. Here is our take on this new Green Machine:

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Kawasaki now operates out of its own factory and shop. More SKD motorcycles coming our way.

Kawasaki now operates out of its own factory and shop. More SKD motorcycles coming our way.

Local assembly and production has begun under Kawasaki’s own roof.

Kawasaki made its entry into the Indian market when it joined hands with our very own ‘Hamara Bajaj’ in 2009. This tie-up not only helped Bajaj spread its wings, Kawasaki too started selling and servicing their 650cc and below products in the Bajaj operated pro-biking showrooms in the country. Kawasaki also assembled their CKD motorcycles, at the Bajaj Auto’s facility in Chakan.

But now, the two companies have split, and Kawasaki is operating under its own subsidiary, India Kawasaki Motors (IKM). Until now, they used Bajaj’s Akrudi plant for their operations and now, IKM has set up a plant in Chakan which is already begun assembly and production of all its product in the Indian line-up, effective since July 1, 2017.

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Kawasaki is planning a full fledged plant in Chakan, Pune.

Kawasaki is planning a full fledged plant in Chakan, Pune.

Local assembly, local parts procurement and production in the cards.

Kawasaki made its entry into the Indian market when it joined hands with our very own ‘Hamara Bajaj’ in 2009. This tie-up not only helped Bajaj spread its wings, Kawasaki too started selling and servicing their 650cc and below products in the Bajaj operated pro-biking showrooms in the country. Kawasaki also assembled their CKD motorcycles, at the Bajaj Auto’s facility in Chakan. But now, the two companies have split, and Kawasaki is operation under its own subsidiary, India Kawasaki Motors (IKM).

A 100% subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan, the company is now planning to set up its own unit in Chakan that will cater to the assembly process of all its CKD models and also arrange for maximum localisation in its future developments.

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2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Performance

2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Performance

The ultimate litre-class machine gets more premium equipment to rule the segment.

Towards the end of 2015, Kawasaki surprised everyone with the much-awaited upgrade to its litre class supersport, the Ninja ZX-10R. The motorcycle, which has always remained as one of the one of the most user-friendly and equally precise-to-use supersport in the world, received a thorough upgrade in every aspect, be its design, performance, mechanicals and set of electronics. With three WorldSBK titles under its belt, it proves its worth of being the ultimate Kawasaki litre class bike having mind-bending performance, as well as legendary Kawasaki reliability both on and off the track.

Given the fact that it is one of the most important models for Kawasaki in India, the Japanese manufacturer launched the motorcycle in 2016, which again shook up the competition in the litre class supersport segment. Within a year of its official launch, Kawasaki has mildly updated the motorcycle by giving in a few more equipment and mild changes to its powertrain. Say hello to the new Ninja ZX-10R Performance then.

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2017 Kawasaki Z 250

2017 Kawasaki Z 250

The baby naked is back to the Green stable with a BS-IV power mill

After making a sweet spot in the hearts of enthusiasts with its Ninja 300, Kawasaki had struck again with its yet another onslaught in the entry-level performance motoring, Z250. It was first launched in 2015 and was the smallest displacement bike from Kawasaki into India (after they stopped making the Ninja 250). As the name suggests, the Z250 is a quarter litre motorcycle from the ‘Z’ family of naked streetfighters of Kawasaki. Designed and engineered on the lines of the bigger Z’s, the Z250 also promises to give the thrills of the Ninja in a more affordable package.

They may not have begun their journey high, but they do seem like having everything under control. After the Ninja 300, we were speculating that Kawasaki might launch its Z300 and replace the Z250, but that seems out of the question at the moment. Nonetheless, there is still oodles of potential waiting to be unleashed with the 250 and Kawasaki has done just the right thing by getting it to the market again and this time, it gets BS-IV compliant engine, new colour schemes and the much needed ABS. Good news is never too late.

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Kawasaki will launch its updated naked beasts on April 22

Kawasaki will launch its updated naked beasts on April 22

The Z1000 and Z250 will get BS-IV compliance and minor updates.

The Japanese Green Machine were kind of caught unsettled with the BS-IV fiasco and they took a little more time to convert their entire line-up into BS-IV compliant. Especially, when their split with Bajaj and them establishing an independent business-<. But, good news is never too late.

They may not have begun their journey strong, but they do seem like having everything under control. After the Ninja 300 and the ZX10-RR, it’s time for their naked cousins to lunch their BS-IV compliant motorcycles, the Z250.

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Bajaj and Kawasaki have now officially split

Bajaj and Kawasaki have now officially split

Starting April 1st, you wont find any green in the Pro biking showrooms.

Back in 2009, our very own ‘Hamara Bajaj’ and the Japanese green team Kawasaki joined hands to market motorbikes globally across developing countries, including Asia and South America. This tie-up not only helped Bajaj spread its wings, Kawasaki too started selling and servicing their 650cc and below products in the Bajaj operated pro-biking showrooms in the country. Kawasaki also assembled their CKD motorcycles, at the Bajaj Auto’s facility in Chakan.

Now, eight years after this successful partnership, both Bajaj and Kawasaki want to part away. With Bajaj making an official statement, it is safe to think that the Indian must have initiated this brink. With KTM doing very well for Bajaj, they want to indulge more in operating the Austrian orange into sharing spaces in their Pro-Biking showrooms.

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What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

The list includes a model from almost all the manufacturers from India. We ought to give them some slack.

In our number of stories, we have repeatedly said that the Indian two wheeler market is one tough field to study. The kind of demands we Indians do ask from two-wheeler makers are quite hard to conquer, as we want literally everything in one product.

Keeping in view of such demands from a very competitive market, the manufacturers too are doing a tremendous job by offering products which are offering a good blend of all the traits in one single package. Out of all these products, some do hit the sales charts with massive popularity, while some of them end up being average or low sellers, despite being a brilliant piece of engineering and design.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on the latter category of motorcycles and scooters, ones which are not selling as expected despite being wonderful in one way or the other. Here’s a list of all such unfortunate and underrated motorcycles and scooters, and we seriously wish that they do post impressive numbers for their makers:-

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Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja ZX-10RR

Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja ZX-10RR

Feel the WSBK on the streets of India now for ₹ 21.19 lakh.

Within a year of its official launch, Kawasaki has mildly updated the motorcycle by giving in a few more equipment and mild changes to its powertrain. But instead of launching it as the ‘all new Ninja ZX-10R’, Kawasaki is terming this new version of the motorcycle as an additional variant of the same.

Say hello to the new 2017 Ninja ZX-10RR then, which promises to be sportier and more eager to roar than the standard ZX-10R. It was launched in India yesterday and ’extremely limited’ number of units coming this way.

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Honda and Kawasaki are giving you 1 lakh off their middleweight superstars.

Honda and Kawasaki are giving you 1 lakh off their middleweight superstars.

The CBR 650F and the ER-6N is now cheaper. But there is a catch.

If you are looking at getting yourself a middleweight Japanese motorcycle, then there was no better time to do that than now. Both Honda and Kawasaki are offering you discounts close to ₹ 1 lakh on their 600cc bikes, and this could be the most enticing deal on the block.

Honda is offering you their Honda CBR 650F sports bike while Kawasaki will be doing that with their naked sport Kawasaki ER-6N. This offer is most probably to get their BS-III stocks exhausted before the BS-IV amendments kick in starting April 1st.

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Kawasaki is planning to get back the four cylinder for a new 250cc sportsbike.

Kawasaki is planning to get back the four cylinder for a new 250cc sportsbike.

The Japanese green garage is busy cooking a game changer.

TMC blog, an Indonesian automotive portal has published excerpts from an interview with Mr. Michael Tanadhi, Deputy Head of Sales and Promotion PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia where he confirmed that the Japanese brand is currently scouring for opportunities to develop a new four-cylinder quarter-litre.

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2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

Feel the WSBK on the streets

Towards the end of 2015, Kawasaki surprised everyone with the much-awaited upgrade to its litre class supersport, the Ninja ZX-10R. The motorcycle, which has always remained as one of the one of the most user-friendly and equally precise-to-use supersport in the world, received a thorough upgrade in each aspect, be its design, performance, mechanicals and set of electronics.

Within a year of its official launch, Kawasaki has mildly updated the motorcycle by giving in a few more equipment and mild changes to its powertrain. But instead of launching it as the ‘all new Ninja ZX-10R’, Kawasaki is terming this new version of the motorcycle as an additional variant of the same. Say hello to the new Ninja ZX-10RR then, which promises to be sportier and more eager to roar than the standard ZX-10R. Here’s a quick look at what all changes do the new Ninja ZX-10RR is adorned with, over the standard ZX-10R:-

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