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Kawasaki Expands Product Portfolio of Premium Motorcycles in India.

India: Japanese motorcycle giant Kawasaki added new series of Ninja motorcycles in Indian market. The company has recently launched three new motorcycles Ninja H2, limited edition Ninja H2 Carbon, and H2R extending their market in above 800cc segment motorcycles.

The new models H2 and H2R are made on same platform sharing same set of technology having engine displacement of 998cc. The new motorcycle has compact superbike dimensions, aerodynamic bodywork, single-sided swing arm, powerful Brembo brakes and is loaded with several other features.

Ninja H2 and the limited edition H2R are upgraded version of company’s existing model. The new models have been upgraded with changes of ERGO-FIT raised handlebar kit, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Braking System), a revised exhaust system to meet Euro IV emission requirements, high-grade Öhlins TTX rear shock and an updated boost indicator.  

Only 120 units of H2 carbon limited edition motorcycle are currently available for sale in the Indian market.  The Kawasaki H2 carbon has its serial number engraved on supercharger plate and is equipped with carbon-fiber upper cowl seat.

According to a recent report published by TechSci ResearchIndia Premium Motorcycles Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, India premium motorcycles market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 27% during 2015-20. Rising number of high net worth Individuals coupled with an increasing number of premium motorcycle players focusing on setting up domestic production or assembly units in India are the major factors expected to drive the country’s premium motorcycles market over the next five years. In 2014, Southern India comprising Hyderabad, Chennai, Kerala, Bangalore, etc. dominated the India premium motorcycles market, followed by Northern India. Harley Davidson Motor Company dominated the premium motorcycles market in India in 2014, however, on account of recent entry of other global giants such as Triumph Motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles and Benelli in India, Harley is expected to face stiff competition in the coming years.

As per TechSci Research, introduction of new range of models by Kawasaki would increase the company’s penetration in the premium motorcycle market of India, where the company already is a major player. Furthermore, the move is also expected to increase competition among various other players in the Indian Premium Motorcycle market.

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