Kawasaki India has posted a fresh teaser to its official social media accounts, confirming the arrival of a new motorcycle in the nation next week. According to current rumors, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R would be launched in India by the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer. While the teaser merely shows the motorcycle’s twin LED headlamp arrangement, it indicates that the unveiling will be on September 11 and that the bike will be a “inline four.”
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Engine
While this is the first time Kawasaki has brought a small capacity inline-4 cylinder motorbike to India, the company has previously built both 250cc and 400cc displacement inline-4 cylinder motorcycles in the 1990s. Small inline-4 motorcycles have become obsolete as a result of higher pollution standards and the growing popularity of larger 600cc and 1000cc segment bikes.
The Ninja ZX-4R is powered by a 399cc liquid-cooled inline-4 DOHC cylinder engine capable of producing substantial power. The engine is rated to produce 78 bhp of maximum power at 15,000 rpm and 37.6 Nm of peak torque at 12,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a smooth 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and fast shifter.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Design
The current ZX-4R, which Kawasaki already sells in the worldwide market, is based on the Ninja series and features a full fairing with LED lighting all around, luxury cycle parts, and a dynamic riding triangle. With its aggressive design, committed riding position, and performance-oriented powerplant and cycle parts, the motorbike is a true supersport.
The Ninja ZX-4R is based on a steel diamond frame with a truss structure borrowed in part from the smaller ZX-25R. The ZX-4R’s suspension consists of an upside-down fork configuration in the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear, both from Showa. The ZX-4R has a dual-disc configuration at the front with radial calipers and a single disc in the rear with a floating caliper for braking. The bike is equipped with 17-inch wheels and tyres measuring 120/70-R17 (front) and 160/60-R17 (rear).
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Specs and Features
The ZX-4R has four riding modes: Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider, with the last being customizable. The bike has traction control and a 4.3-inch Bluetooth-enabled TFT screen with navigation and notification updates.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Price in India
Given that the Ninja ZX-4R would be a CBU model, expect costs to be on the higher side of Rs 7-8 lakh (ex-showroom). With such a high price tag, the ZX-4R will be a fairly special motorcycle in India. Will the ZX-4R find a home in the Indian market, where the inline-4 bike’s exhaust tone is highly sought after? We’ll find out more once Kawasaki officially debuts the motorcycle in India.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R would be a CBU model, expect costs to be on the higher side of Rs 7-8 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kawasaki India has posted a fresh teaser to its official social media accounts, confirming the arrival of a new motorcycle in the nation next week.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R price is expected to be Rs 7-8 lakh (ex-showroom).