Automotive Industry is busy launching vehicles online due to the current lockdown. Now some manufacturers have also started accepting bookings for the BS6 models. Kawasaki dealerships has begun accepting bookings for BS6-compliant versions of the Ninja Z650 and Ninja 650. These bikes haven’t made it to the showrooms yet but are expected to go on sale in June 2020. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Z650 BS6 motorcycles are open to pre-booking on the company’s website. Both the motorcycles were scheduled to arrive in the Indian market during April. However, it has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Z650 BS6 motorcycles feature a host of upgrades over its BS4 counterparts.
Kawasaki had unveiled the Z650 BS6 during December last year and is expected to retail between Rs 6.25 lakh and 6.50 lakh, while the 2020 Ninja 650 was confirmed early this year and is expected to cost between Rs 6.65 lakh and 6.79 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
Talking about the changes on the 2020 Kawasaki Z650 BS6, the motorcycles feature a new headlamp cowl that is inspired by its elder sibling the Z900 motorcycles from the company’s line-up. With the new front fascia, the Z650 BS6 motorcycles feature a more aggressive and sharp design as compared to the older model.
The upcoming naked motorcycle also features LED headlamps, a new TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity for pairing your smartphone. Another major upgrade includes a 4.3-inch TFT screen for the instrument cluster. It also features the company’s ‘Riderlogy’ mobile application to enhance the connected feature experience.
The Ninja 650 and Z650 uses the same engine The 646cc parallel-twin engine produces a peak power of 66.4bhp at 8000rpm and a peak torque of 64Nm at 6700rpm. We expect the sports tourer to have an improved mid-range torque output in its BS6 format.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Z650 are a pair of mid-weight sports bikes in the Indian market. Performance motorcycles have seen a drastic increase in sales numbers recently. With the new upgrades on both the motorcycles, we expect them to fair well once launched in the market.