Kawasaki launched the W175 Street, a retro-style motorcycle, at India Bike Week 2023. It comes with new colour options, alloy wheels, and tubeless tyres at a starting price of Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom, introductory). Sitting below the standard W175 and featuring distinctive upgrades, the W175 Street is positioned as the entry-level choice for the Indian market. It stands out with its unique tank graphics and Candy Emerald Green and Metallic Moondust Grey paint finish. The Street is distinguished by its 17-inch alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, which are not found on the base W175's spoke wheels and tube tyres. These improvements bring a stylish and distinctive touch to the W175 Street, setting it apart from other motorcycles in Kawasaki's range.
Kawasaki W175: Design
The design of the W175 Street maintains the unique features of the W175, including the iconic circular headlight, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, single-piece seat, and sturdy exhaust. Significantly, the main difference is in the wheels—the W175 Street features modern alloy wheels that come with tubeless tyres.
The Kawasaki W175 Street maintains its structural integrity by the use of a durable steel, double-cradle frame structure, which is also seen in the W175 model. Twin shocks at the back and a traditional fork up front handle suspension chores. The addition of new 17-inch alloy wheels compliments the setup, allowing for the use of 80/100 (front) and 100/90 (rear) tubeless tyres, improving both the appearance and the functionality.
Kawasaki W175: Dimensions
The Kawasaki W175 Street has a length of 2,007mm, a width of 806mm, and a height of 1,050mm. Its wheelbase is 1,323mm. The ergonomic factors encompass a seat height of 786.5mm and a commendable ground clearance of 152mm.
The W175 Street offers a well-proportioned and agile riding experience, with a weight of 135.2kg. In addition, it has a 12.1-litre fuel tank, which emphasises durability and practicality for users looking for an adaptable and effective riding option.
Kawasaki W175: Engine
The W175 Street is mechanically similar to the W175 from Kawasaki. A 177cc air-cooled engine with fuel injection and a peak torque of 13.2Nm at 6,000 rpm produces a respectable 12.8bhp at 7,500 rpm. The engine and five-speed gearbox work in tandem to provide a steady and responsive ride.
The Kawasaki W175 Street's front 245 mm disc brakes are equipped with two-piston floating callipers, and the rear 110 mm drum brake is there to handle the braking duties. Adding to the list of safety features, the braking system has a single-channel ABS, which gives riders more control and stability no matter the road conditions.