India Kawasaki Motors has teased a new inline four-cylinder-based offering on its official social media handle. Although there has been no formal confirmation, industry rumours hint that the bike maker is gearing up to release the Ninja ZX-4R in the nation, which is already available for purchase in international markets. If the reports are true, this new supersport will be added to the company's line-up of in-line four-cylinder motorcycles that are currently available in India. Globally, the Ninja ZX-4R features a 399cc engine, which produces 78bhp and 39Nm of torque. A 6-speed transmission with a quick-shifter handles transmission duties. The new motorcycle is most likely to arrive in India via the CBU route, which might make it expensive – it's expected to be in the price range of Rs 7 lakh – Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom). To learn more about the speculated Ninja ZX-4R for India, read on.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R: Engine and Hardware
The 399cc inline four-cylinder engine of the global-spec Ninja ZX-4R cranks out 39Nm at 13,000rpm and 78bhp at 14,500rpm with RAM air intake. It is connected to a 6-speed gearbox, with a quick-shifter. The suspension consists of an upside-down fork configuration at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The ZX-4R model has a single-disc brake arrangement with a floating calliper at the back and a dual-disc setup with radial callipers at the front. Additionally, the international-spec variant rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R: Features
The ZX-4R has a wide range of features, including split-LED headlamps, traction control, assist and slipper clutch, four riding modes (Sport, Road, Rain, and Ride), and a 4.3-inch digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. Although there is no official update, industry reports indicate that the Kawasaki ZX-4R will only be available in India in its base specification, which means that the higher-spec ZX-4RR or SE variant will not be available in India.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R: Expected Price
The new bike will likely arrive in India via CBU, which might make it expensive. Prices are expected to be in the range of Rs 7 lakh – Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom).