Kawasaki W175 Will Be Coming To India In 2021
According to sources, at the end of the first quarter of 2021, the Kawasaki W175 will arrive in India. The W175 is a Kawasaki single cylinders sold on Asian markets such as Indonesia and Thailand.
The Kawasaki W175 is a motorcycle in a retro style that contains quite simple mechanics. It uses an air-cooled engine with 177cc, two-valve SOHC. The results at 13hp and 13.2Nm torque are relatively humble, but the engine is carburetted in its international state. Kawasaki will bring that motor to BS6-spec for India and almost certainly fuel injection will be added so the power figures may change somewhat. The motor uses a shaft for balancing to reduce vibration.
The rest of the motorcycle is also very simple, with a semicradle frame and a simple pivot arm. A telescopic gateway with old-school gum gaiters and a double shock set-up is used for this suspension. A 220 mm disc is on the front and a 110 mm drum on the back of this international motorcycle. ABS is another feature to be developed in India, and it is probably ABS on a single channel unless Kawasaki switches onto a rear disc.
The design is classic and includes a circular headlamp, a single peashooter exhaust, and speaking wheels, wrapped in tube tubes. An all-analog device console with a circular speed meter, odometer, and trip meters is also very basic on an international bike. The model is also quite light, just 126kg, but the weight of the kerb will go up after the motorcycle meets all of our markets’ safety and emissions requirements. This should nevertheless be an easy and light-weight motorcycle to manage.
Around the end of the first quarter of 2021, Kawasaki W175 is expected to be sold soon, making Kawasaki still the most localized bike in India. Sources from vendors tell us that up to 90% of this bike can be located, including engine components. The W175 will be the second motorcycle developed for research and development in India and the first one will be the Kawasaki Ninja 300, launched in 2018.
The price between Rs 1.25 and Rs 1.4 lakh (ex-showroom) is expected to be understood. The bike is available internationally as a cafe and scrambler, but only in the standard version, the W175 is expected to launch here to begin.
Kawasaki is going to move away from a relatively small premium cycle player with the launch of the W175. The bike becomes straightforward and aims to meet the loving retro crowd currently run by Royal Enfields but also competes with other players such as Jawa, Benelli, and the newly launched Honda H’ness CB350. The difference is that the Kawasaki W175 cost far fewer than the motorcycles that could attract more money-driven customers from a new crowd. The location of so many of the motorcycles means that replacement parts prices must also be affordable.