Kawasaki ER-6n Launched – tagged at 4.78 lakh INR
Kawasaki has launched its new bike ER-6n, which share its engine with the Ninja 650. This new bike will share the mid sports bike segment alongside its Ninja 650 sibling. It is powered by a 649 cc, parallel dual-cylinder, four-stroke liquid cooled, fuel injected engine, which is capable of generating 72 PS of power. With a twisting force of approximately 63.7 Nm, this bike has been tagged at 4.78 lakhs INR (ex-showroom Delhi). It will compete against the Hyosung GT650N.
Kawasaki Motors launched the ER-6n along with the Z250 on October 16, 2014. The product portfolio of Kawasaki has been dominated by 800 cc and above bikes. The existing line-up comprises Z1000, Z800, Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja 300 and Ninja ZX14R. However, for making the brand more user-receptive, it is trying to manufacture smaller bikes, which has a bigger market in India. It is also an effort of the Kawasaki Motors India wing to introduce more such bikes in the current fiscal.
Kawasaki has kept the pace up for superbikes rising in tandem with the rapid growth of this segment in the nation. The 500 cc-800 cc bikes offer a better manoeuvring prowess as compared to the higher models. As the market possibilities of India look brighter, it is expected that global brands like Kawasaki will have their focus fixed here.
Kawasaki ER-6n is being assembled in the Bajaj plant located at Pimpri in Pune. It is expected that the total sales of this bike will go up to 100 units in this year.