Bajaj has launched the European model Kawasaki Ninja 250R in India to compete with Yamaha R 15 and Honda Karizma ZMR. Bajaj will import the Ninja 250R in CKD (Complete Knock Down) to avoid heavy charges of import and thereby make it affordable in the Indian market. CKD is a complete kit needed to assemble the bike. Ninja 250R spares will be imported directly from Japan and Thailand. This bike will be available in Bajaj probiking showrooms and they plan to sell around 1000 units of Ninja 250R with the opening of new 30 probiking showrooms. The Pro-Biking showrooms will offer complete three S's - Sales, Service and Spares. With the huge ex-showroom price capped on the bike, it is highly possible for the buyers to opt for other bikes such as Pulsar 220, Karizma ZMR or YZF- R 15.
- A twin-cylinder liquid cooled & fuel injected motor
- 4-valves per cylinder actuated by twin overhead camshafts
- 33PS at 11,000rpm
- 22Nm at 8200rpm
- A six-speed gearbox
- 172kg all up kerb weight
- Tubeless tyres
- Disc brakes front & rear- Kawasaki patented Uni-Trak rear suspension
Bajaj Auto has been highly secretive about the bike's pricing and it is very difficult right now to quote the correct pricing. However, since it is a CKD import, the duties slapped on the Kawasaki will be lesser in comparison to duties levied on direct a CBU import - which means that the Ninja won't be exorbitantly priced for India.
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