Putting rumours on local assembly of the Z800 India and a possible price cut a rest, India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) said in a statement it has no such plans. "There was never a plan to have the Z800 go CKD [Completely Knocked Down]. Kawasaki always decides the assembly of models that is reasonable under CKD regulations. We do not see any positive outcome to go CKD in India with the Z800," said Yutaka Yamashita, managing director of IKM, in the statement.
In light of the rumours doing rounds on the internet, IKM wants to put to rest any speculation from the past couple of months, the statement said.
Multiple reports in April had said Kawasaki's Z800 model was expected to get a price cut close of nearly Rs. 1 lakh soon, as the manufacturer was planning to start local assembly of the model. The Z800, currently imported from Thailand as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), is priced at around Rs. 8.3 lakh, on-road Delhi.
Kawasaki Z800 is powered by a 806cc in-line four cylinder liquid-cooled engine that develops 111.5bhp at 10,200rpm and 83Nm of torque at 8,000rpm, mated to six speed transmission. The motorcycle comes with 41mm upside-down suspension in the front, while the rear gets gas-charged mono suspension. The Z800 measures 2,100mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,050mm in height. It also features 1,445mm wheelbase and 150mm ground clearance.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]