The smallest Kawasaki model for India will also be the most reasonably priced.
We have received an invitation to the forthcoming Kawasaki W175 retro-premiere, roadster's set for September 25.
The entry-level roadster will be the smallest and most reasonably priced Kawasaki model available in India.
The W175 is powered by a 177cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, air-cooled engine that is connected to a five-speed gearbox, according to a recent specification sheet leak. It will produce 13 PS and 13.2 Nm of torque. The W175 offered in Indonesia has the same same specifications, except their bike is carbureted.
With a weight of 135kg, the India-spec W175 will be about 9kg heavier than its Indonesian brother. The front disc brake on the Indian bike will likely be 270mm in diameter, 50mm bigger than the one on the Indonesian bike. Last but not least, the India-bound bike has a seat height of 790mm, which is 10mm higher. It also has a 12-liter gasoline tank, which is 2-liters smaller than the Indonesian W175.
We anticipate Kawasaki will price the W175 in India at around Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom), which is comparable to the W175's retail pricing of Rp 34,000,000 (nearly Rs 1.8 lakh) in Indonesia. The W175 will compete with the Yamaha FZ-X in India. It may possibly serve as the Royal Enfield Bullet 350's less expensive, smaller-engined competitor.