At a tempting price of Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R undercuts motorcycles that are positioned below its segment in terms of power, electronic package, and equipment.
The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, which made a global debut in November 2020, has been launched in India for a price of Rs 14.99 lakh. The litre-class super-sport has been priced significantly lower than its direct rivals. The Ninja ZX-10R rivals the BMW S 1000 RR and the Honda CBR1000RR-R, which are priced higher than it. The motorcycle also rivals the Ducati Panigale V4 and the Aprilia RSV4; however, the two can only be compared once they are launched in their BS6 iterations in India. Interestingly, the 2021 Ninja ZX-10R undercuts the Ducati Panigale V2 and the Triumph Speed Triple RS in terms of pricing, so naturally, we added the two in the following price comparison.
Following is a price-wise comparison of the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R with its aforementioned rivals:
BMW S 1000 RR
Competing in the same segment, the BMW S 1000 RR has a higher base price of Rs 19.5 lakh. The Ninja ZX-10R undercuts the S 1000 RR by Rs 4.5 lakh. The model that sits above the standard is the S 1000 RR Pro, which is priced at Rs 21.4 lakh. The top-spec S 1000 RR Pro M Sport is priced at Rs 23.75 lakh.
The Honda CBR1000RR-R gets almost similar levels of electronics and mechanicals as the Ninja ZX-10R. While the pricing of the Ninja ZX-10R is on the more accessible end, the CBR1000RR-R demands a price of Rs 32.68 lakh. Which is higher than that of the BMW S 1000 RR Pro M Sport. The CBR1000RR-R SP, which is equipped with uprated suspensions and brakes, will be priced higher than the standard model.
The Panigale V2 gets a 955cc V-twin motor, which is a bit shy of being a litre-class engine. Although the engine layout is different and the power deficit cannot be overlooked, the super-sport is priced at Rs 17.49 lakh, which is Rs 2.5 lakh over that of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. With a higher price tag and a power output of 152bhp, the Ducati Panigale V2 is a premium buy.
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
Priced closest to the Ninja ZX-10R, the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS costs Rs 16.95 lakh. The street naked roadster has a completely different character and offering. It gets an in-line-three cylinder engine, which displaces 1160cc (above litre-class). The power figure is 177.5 bhp, which is still lower than the Ninja ZX-10R, although the Speed Triple RS, with its 125Nm of peak torque, has an edge over the Ninja ZX-10R.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, which is available in international markets, is likely to be launched in India by the end of 2021. It could be priced higher than the current Ninja-ZX10R, costing its customers Rs 2 – 4 lakh more.
All prices mentioned in the above story are ex-showroom.