Kawasaki, Japanese Automobile major is in India for more than four decades now, on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 they announced that they are planning to roll out atleast five more higer capacity motorcycles in next two years with two in the current fiscal.
Shigeta Nishikawa, Deputy Managing Director, Kawasaki Motors India, said:
“We are constantly striving to add to our strong portfolio of motorcycles – the usual city road bikes under 250 cc that is our mainstay, while catering to the avid bike lovers who opt for cruisers for their long drives on holiday.”
Kawasaki has an assembly line for engine and frame assembly of high-end bikes in Pune, through Bajaj auto. The facility has a capacity to roll out about 5000 units a year, and considering the increasing acceptance of high end motorcycles by youth, company is hoping to double the 10 per cent share of market that sold between 9,000 and 10,000 units a year.
While the numbers are not important per se, Mr. Nishikawa said that it was important for Kawasaki to have in place a strong sales-and-service network in the country before they stepped up marketing. The Kawasaki India production capacity in other countries includes 80,000 units in Japan, apart from Thailand (2 lakh), Indonesia (1.5 lakh) and Phillipines (1 lakh).
Mr Nishikawa was in India on Wednesday to inaugurate Kawasaki’s new dealership, Sri Vinayaka Bajaj, in Hyderabad. Six models of Kawasaki motorcycles were present at the showroom launch starting from Kawasaki Z800 at Rs 7.6 lakh, ex-showroom to the Ninja H2 at Rs 29 lakh.