Kawasaki Ninja 1000 registered a total of 49 unit sales last month in India and is clearly the most popular litre-class bike on sale, grows 277% In September
In the month of September 2018, Harley-Davidson Street 750 dominated sales among premium bikes in the 600-1000 cc class by registering a total of 113 units. Kawasaki’s popular Ninja 650 faired motorcycle finished second with 70 units while Harley’s Street Rod garnered a total of 68 units.
Perhaps the biggest news of them all is the increased popularity of Ninja 1000 as it recorded a massive surge in sales with 277 percent YoY growth when compared to the corresponding month last year. With 49 units, it led the 1000 cc category and scored more than triple the sales of Triumph Street Triple, Harley’s Iron 883 and Honda CBR650F.
India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd introduced the 2019 version of Ninja 1000 back in June 2018 for an aggressive price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Remaining same as the previous model in mechanical and visual side of things, the Japanese manufacturer opted not to increase the price as well.
The launch of the latest Ninja 1000 happened on the same day as in other nations, and the litre class motorcycle is assembled at the brand’s factory in Chakan near Pune after being brought into India via SKD channel (Semi Knocked Down). It extracts power from a 1,043 cc inline four-cylinder engine.
The powertrain, mated to a six-speed transmission, is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 141.9 PS at 10,000 rpm and 111 Nm of peak torque delivered at 7,300 rpm. It comes equipped with several standard features such as triple level traction control, slip and assist clutch, Anti-lock Braking System and so on.
Offered in black and green colour schemes, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 gets upside down forks at front and mono rear suspension while braking duty is performed by 300 mm twin front discs and 250 mm disc at rear. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 120/70 section front and 190/50 section rear tyres.