According to a media report, Kawasaki is planning to launch the W175 motorcycle in India in Q1-2021.
The W175 is a retro-styled bike that is based on a semi-double cradle frame with telescopic fork suspension at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The bike comes with a circular headlamp and an analogue instrument cluster. It has a flat seat and a single peashooter exhaust. The bike rides on spoked wheels.
The W175 is powered by a 177cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 13 BHP and 13.2 Nm. In India, the engine will use a fuel-injection system instead of a carburettor in order to comply with the BS6 emission norms. The engine also features a balancer shaft that reduces vibrations. The bike comes equipped with a disc brake at the front and has a drum brake at the rear.
The report states that 90% of the W175 could be localised. Engine components are also likely to be sourced from local vendors. Currently, the bike sold in Thailand and Indonesia.
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