Finally the wait is over! Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R and the Ninja ZX-10R have been launched by Bajaj Auto, who is the official dealer of Kawasaki in India. The Ninja ZX-10R is priced at Rs. 15.7 lakh and Rs. 16.9 lakh (both are ex-showroom prices Pune) for the Ninja ZX-14R.
Rather than being sold in Pro-biking stores, the Kawasaki machines ranging from 1000cc will be retailed through Kawasaki showrooms. With the launch of these hyper class sports machines, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer aims to rank top among the makers in this class in India.
The Ninja ZX-10R is considered as the most powerful motorcycle in production. It is hearted with a massive 1441cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four, DOHC, 16 valves engine, which delivers a max power of 200 PS at 10,000 rpm and a max torque of 162.5 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
The machine is capable to clock 0-100 kmph in just 2.9 seconds, while 0-200 in 7.6 seconds, 0-250 kmph 12.5 seconds, and 0-280 kmph 18.5 seconds. The top speed of the ZX-14R is electronically restricted to 299 kmph. However, the superfast motorbike can possibly breakout to 350 kmph without restrictions.
On the other hand, the Ninja ZX-10R is powered by a 998cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four, DOHC, 16 valves engine, which delivers a peak power of 200.1PS @ 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 112 Nm at 11,500 rpm.
The Ninja ZX-10R pumps 0-100 kmph in 2.8 seconds, clocks 160 kmph in 5.5 seconds, and needles 240 kmph in 10 seconds. Its top speed is 299 kmph.
Both motorcycles are available with and without ABS technology globally. It might be the non-ABS version at the initial stage here in India. We are yet to be confirmed whether India will see ABS variants. ABS versions of the Ninja 650 and the Ninja 300 are not available in India.