The Kawasaki ER-6n, which made its India debut in October 2014, saw very few takers in the country. As sources say, reducing the price of the bike appears to be Kawasaki’s attempt to clear its current inventory. The ER-6n is the roadster version of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 Sports Tourer, which is quite a successful product for the Japanese brand in the Indian market.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 649cc parallel twin-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, same as the one that is found on the Ninja 650. The fuel-injected unit puts out 71.1bhp of power at 8,500 RPM and 63.7Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM.
Meanwhile, Kawasaki India has stated that it has no plans to assemble the Z800 street bike for the Indian market putting to rest rumours about it planning to assemble the model in India.
The Kawasaki Z800 is among the highest selling motorcycle for the Japanese two-wheeler giant in the Indian two-wheeler market. Currently the bike is imported as a CBU (completely built unit) from Thailand.
Since India and Thailand have a trade agreement, the Kawasaki Z800 doesn’t attract similar taxes to a CBU bike landing on our shores from Europe, Japan or USA. Despite the above, it was rumoured that Kawasaki will assemble the Z800 in India to further reduce its pricing.
“There was never a plan to have the Z800 go CKD. Kawasaki always decides the assembly of models that is reasonable under CKD regulations. We do not see any positive outcome to go CKD in India with the Z800,” Yutaka Yamashita, managing director of India Kawasaki Motors said in a statement.