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Kawasaki W175 launched at Rs 1.47 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The W175 is powered by a 13hp, 177 cc engine and is essentially the most reasonably priced Kawasaki bike in India.

Kawasaki India has launched the W175 in India at Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and, at this value, takes over from the Ninja 300 as the corporate’s most reasonably priced motorbike in India.

Kawasaki W175: design and options

The Kawasaki W175 borrows design cues from its charming elder sibling, the W800, and that is not a nasty factor in any respect. The spherical headlight, tear-drop formed gasoline tank and boxy facet panel is harking back to the W800. Likewise, you’ve got acquired a curved fender on the rear, with the tail-light and indicators connected to it.

The ergonomics of the motorbike seem to supply a relaxed, upright place whereas the 790mm, single-piece seat itself appears effectively padded. 

So far as tools is worried, you’ve got acquired a easy analogue speedometer and 6 tell-tale lights – impartial, excessive beam, flip indicators and a few warning lights.

The bike will likely be provided in two fashions: Commonplace (black) costing Rs 1.47 lakh and Particular Version (pink), costing Rs 1.49 lakh.

Kawasaki W175: engine, chassis

The Kawasaki W175 is powered by a 13hp, 13.2Nm, 177cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine – now fed by fuel-injection to satisfy BS6 norms – that’s paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The facility and torque figures could seem modest, however what ought to assist the W175’s case in the case of efficiency is its 135kg kerb weight.

The W175’s underpinnings are fairly easy. The bike employs a tubular semi double-cradle body that is suspended by a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. Talking of, the rear suspension journey is just 65mm. We wait to see how the bike rides over our monsoon ravaged roads in just a few weeks.

Braking duties are dealt with by a single disc on the entrance and a drum on the rear. The absence of a disc brake on the rear is disappointing, contemplating the worth level.

Kawasaki W175: availability

The Kawasaki W175 is accessible in any respect authorised dealerships and deliveries are anticipated to start quickly. Bookings open tomorrow and deliveries are scheduled to start in December 2022.

Tell us what you consider this reasonably priced, retro-styled Japanese motorbike within the feedback.

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