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Thread: All India-bound Kawasaki Ninja H2's booked. Launch event on Apr 3.

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    Default All India-bound Kawasaki Ninja H2's booked. Launch event on Apr 3.

    The beast of a motorcycle that is the Ninja H2 will be launched in India on 3rd April. At a special event at Delhi. The first bike will be handed to it's owner.

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    There are only 5 bikes allotted per country. And all of them are already booked in India. The price is Rs. 32,08,510/- on road Pune.

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    Smile Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    News Approved.


    Although, H2's launch was on the cards since some time now, but the newer precise details regarding this are very much welcome...

    The booking amount was 10 Lacs INR, but this info is of no use now... All 5 units are sold.

    The launch place would be.... yes.... the obvious place.... Buddhh International Circuit, Noida. We hope the media team gets a ride too, although I personally think its unlikely.
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    All the bikes booked before launch, then what is the point in launching, they may just hand over the bikes to the owners. he he.

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    Oh well, they are using he handover as a launch because going by expected numbers this is to be sold having a separate launch won;t make much sense.
    Hmm, let me see if I have to shell out 32L for this then my bank bal would be at least 32*4 = 122L and that means I would not be employed in a 9-5 job. Damn, that rules me out!

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    The import value is quoted at 877xxx, why is the OTR almost 4 times ...understand there will be profit margin and the import duty, but 32L is ummmm(no words to say )
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    The import value is quoted at 877xxx, why is the OTR almost 4 times ...understand there will be profit margin and the import duty, but 32L is ummmm(no words to say )
    Lot's of R&D Money was spent while making this beast. It's an all new motorcycle built from the ground up. So that's why Kawasaki is charging a hefty premium on each bike.

    Slightly OT: I wonder if the owner's will actually ride this thing instead of just parking it in the garage to add to their collection. It is after all a machine meant to be ridden on the road/track. I wish I had 300+K burning a hole in my pocket!
    I would so ride the hell out of this monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minisoda View Post
    Lot's of R&D Money was spent while making this beast. It's an all new motorcycle built from the ground up. So that's why Kawasaki is charging a hefty premium on each bike.

    Slightly OT: I wonder if the owner's will actually ride this thing instead of just parking it in the garage to add to their collection. It is after all a machine meant to be ridden on the road/track. I wish I had 300+K burning a hole in my pocket!
    I would so ride the hell out of this monster!
    I think they would ride it. Even if it means a 2 kms ride to the club.
    H2R might be a different matter, but H2 is a road legal monster with all the road requirements fulfilled.

    So, when people ride a BMW S1000RR, I have no reason to believe these guys won't ride this bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    The import value is quoted at 877xxx, why is the OTR almost 4 times ...understand there will be profit margin and the import duty, but 32L is ummmm(no words to say )
    Its natural. More so for a bike with only 5 units available.

    If a retailer dealt at this price, it most probably would be a custom duty fraud, i.e. quoting wrong price for other benefits.

    Since a company (Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan) is dealing with another company (India Kawasaki Motors), in terms of export-import, they can quote a lower than market price, because its the ex factory cost, not the ex-showroom cost. The Japanese/ European showroom and its profit margins are not involved.
    And as we know, retailers and dealers have big margins, specially with small quantity goods like H2.

    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    All the bikes booked before launch, then what is the point in launching, they may just hand over the bikes to the owners. he he.
    Although the news was not on Xbhp, but many of us have been informed weeks ago that H2 will enter India. So, maybe we had to follow up since much before.
    Thanks to @nitrosatya because I almost forgot about posting this bike's launch on Xbhp, busy with professional life and all.

    Probably, those guys who were after Kawasaki with phone calls, emails, etc. got the chance to own this bike.
    The Rs. 10 Lacs booking amount was no joke either, even for the well offs.

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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Its natural. More so for a bike with only 5 units available.

    If a retailer dealt at this price, it most probably would be a custom duty fraud, i.e. quoting wrong price for other benefits.

    Since a company (Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan) is dealing with another company (India Kawasaki Motors), in terms of export-import, they can quote a lower than market price, because its the ex factory cost, not the ex-showroom cost. The Japanese/ European showroom and its profit margins are not involved.
    And as we know, retailers and dealers have big margins, specially with small quantity goods like H2.
    That is spot on. You also have to add in logistics costs, 110% customs duty, registration, road tax, insurance, which is all included in the 32L (it's OTR price). Kawasaki will also have to maintain some inventory of spares in at least one Kawasaki outlet in Delhi, just for 5 bikes.
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    Default Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be launched soon in India!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    I think they would ride it. Even if it means a 2 kms ride to the club.
    H2R might be a different matter, but H2 is a road legal monster with all the road requirements fulfilled.

    So, when people ride a BMW S1000RR, I have no reason to believe these guys won't ride this bike.
    True. They very well could end up riding it and maybe we may even see one or two at IBW (or some other gathering) maybe.

    I thought Kawasaki was only selling the road legal H2 in India, not the H2R?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minisoda View Post
    I thought Kawasaki was only selling the road legal H2 in India, not the H2R?
    I meant that there was a chance that, given H2R's nature, the owners would've not ridden it, if it was launched.

    Only H2 has been launched.
    Its a 200~PS bike, probably with a better low end & mid range than others. There's no reason not to ride it, unless there's some genuine problem with its normal rideability (which I don't think is the case).

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