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  • mint INTERVIEW - HIROSHI TAKATA/KAWASAKI - New venture is Kawasaki's rebirth in India



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  • #2
    A lot of Kawasaki happening in the news these days! However there is no direct hint of the kind of bike to come in other than just mentioning, Supersports category in the segment of 250cc.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ken cool View Post
      However there is no direct hint of the kind of bike to come in other than just mentioning, Supersports category in the segment of 250cc.
      Wonder which model are they talking about!!

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      • #4
        Did I read the word cruisers? Was that a fact or opinion from Shally? Even before HD starts importing CBU's, there's a news on competition. Hope IKM forms up soon & starts serious motorcycling.
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        • #5
          it says kawasaki has an agreement with bajaj to assemble the ninja 250r in chakan,,,,as far as i know the ninja 250r is a direct import....does this mean we cud see a drop in price of ninja 250r once its assembled from chakan?....please correct me if am wrong...

          P.S : i own a limegreen ninja 250r ..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by limegreen_250 View Post
            it says kawasaki has an agreement with bajaj to assemble the ninja 250r in chakan,,,,as far as i know the ninja 250r is a direct import....does this mean we cud see a drop in price of ninja 250r once its assembled from chakan?....please correct me if am wrong...

            P.S : i own a limegreen ninja 250r ..
            The ninja 250r is imported as knocked down unit and assembled here in India, it is not imported as a built unit. Basically there wont be any drop in price, unless kawasaki can cut costs further.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by limegreen_250 View Post
              it says kawasaki has an agreement with bajaj to assemble the ninja 250r in chakan,,,,as far as i know the ninja 250r is a direct import....does this mean we cud see a drop in price of ninja 250r once its assembled from chakan?....please correct me if am wrong...

              P.S : i own a limegreen ninja 250r ..
              Ninja 250r is not a direct import, it has been brought through CKD route and has been assmbled in Bajaj factory ! And price will not go lower than this (keeping it FI) !

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              • #8
                Another 250CC super sport bike ??? .. then i think .. it must be exclusively for india and other markets .. i guess it should be new model which till we haven't seen.

                as far i know .. i don;t have any idea abt kawasaki's 250CC supersport bike as similar to ninja ...

                anyone know's ???
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by romeoinvisible5 View Post
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                    Kawasaki Establishes New Indian Subsidiary to Import and Sell Motorcycles
                    Mumbai, April 24, 2010 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today announced the launch of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. (IKM), its new Indian subsidiary specializing in motorcycle imports and sales.

                    IKM is expecting its release of several supersport, sport and cruiser models primarily in the 250 cc class or greater to drive sales up to around 1,000 units in 2010.
                    Kawasaki entered into a technical assistance agreement with Bajaj Auto Ltd. (BAL) in 1984. Under the agreement, BAL has produced and sold motorcycles in collaboration with Kawasaki. Kawasaki’s new imports and sales subsidiary, IKM will consign the production of CKD*1 motorcycles to BAL’s Chakan plant. The locally made motorcycles will then be sold together with imported complete motorcycles through BAL’s Probiking shops.

                    In 2009, motorcycle sales in India reached approximately 7.8 million units, making it the second largest motorcycle market in the world after China. The market for mid to large size motorcycles in the 201 cc class or greater (approximately 30,000 units) is expected to keep pace with India’s booming economic growth. Kawasaki will leverage the strong brand power of its mid to large size motorcycles in entering the Indian market.
                    Kawasaki is moving forward to deliver products and services that drive customer satisfaction and enhance the Kawasaki brand.
                    Overview of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd.
                    (1) Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
                    (2) Establishment: Early May 2010
                    (3) Representative: Yoshihiro Tanigawa
                    (4) Capital: 50 million rupees (approx. 100 million yen*2 wholly invested by
                    Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)
                    (5) Description of business: Import, production and sales of motorcycles
                    (6) Number of employees: 3 (upon establishment)

                    *1. CKD (Complete Knock Down) refers to an imported kit, which is assembled and sold locally.
                    *2. The exchange rate adopted is 1 rupee = 2 yen.
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                    • #11
                      hopefully he realises the facts soon and starts assembling the zx-6r in india .
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                      • #12
                        Supersport category as Ninja 250R... Hmm.. I smell Eliminator 250 here .

                        Or waht if they Slot Ninja`s engine inside a Pulsar .
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by riot View Post
                          Supersport category as Ninja 250R... Hmm.. I smell Eliminator 250 here .

                          Or waht if they Slot Ninja`s engine inside a Pulsar .
                          What if they develop a streetbike with Ninja's engine?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nitrosatya View Post
                            What if they develop a streetbike with Ninja's engine?
                            Someone's reading my thoughts ; I seriously wish for that.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by aargee View Post
                              Someone's reading my thoughts ; I seriously wish for that.

                              OT - Wondering why Triumph is not planning to sell in India.
                              It should not be a street bike with ninja price
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