Bike News

Kawasaki W175 vs rivals: specs comparability | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

We examine Kawasaki’s most inexpensive providing in India to its rivals on paper.

The recently-launched Kawasaki W175 is the entry level to crew inexperienced’s two-wheeler lineup in India. By advantage of its output figures and options, the W175 rivals bikes which can be less expensive than it, for example, the neo-retro commuter Yamaha FZ-X. On the flip aspect, nonetheless, its pricing places it on par with a lot bigger and have packed bikes just like the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro and the TVS Ronin SS. We pit all these bikes collectively on paper to see what’s what. 

Kawasaki W175 vs rivals: Engine & gearbox

Engine and gearbox
Kawasaki W175 Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro TVS Ronin SS Yamaha FZ-X
Engine Air-cooled, 177cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 349cc single-cylinder engine Air-and-oil-cooled, 225.9cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 149cc single-cylinder engine
Energy 13hp at 7,500rpm 20.2hp at 6,100rpm 20.1hp at 7,750rpm 12.2hp at 7,250rpm
Torque 13.2 Nm at 6,200rpm 27 Nm at 4,000rpm 19.93 Nm at 3,750rpm 13.Three Nm at 5,500rpm
Gearbox 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed

The W175 has the second-smallest engine right here, and is almost half the dimensions of the Royal Enfield Hunter’s engine (which makes extra torque than the W175 and FZ X’s engines mixed). Actually, it really makes lesser peak torque than the smaller 149cc Yamaha FZ X, though peak energy is marginally larger. Of all of the bikes right here, the Ronin is the one bike to have a slipper clutch and likewise has an oil-cooler. 

Kawasaki W175 vs rivals: Suspension, tyres and brakes

Suspension, tyres and brakes
Kawasaki W175 Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro TVS Ronin SS Yamaha FZ-X
Suspension (f) 30mm Telescopic fork 41mm Telescopic fork 41mm USD fork 41mm Telescopic fork
Suspension (r) Twin shock absorbers, 5-step adjustable Twin hydraulic shock absorbers, 6-step adjustable Monoshock, 7-step adjustable preload Monoshock, 7-step adjustable preload
Brakes (f) 270mm disc 310mm disc 300mm disc 282mm disc
Brakes (r) Drum Drum 240mm disc 220mm disc
Tyres (f) 80/100-17 100/80-17 110/70-17 100/80-17
Tyres (r) 100/90-17 120/80-17 130/70-17 140/60-R17

The W175 has the smallest entrance brakes, slimmest entrance fork and thinnest tyre sizes on this firm. The lower-spec Hunter Retro and the W175 are the one bikes right here to characteristic drum brakes on the rear, in comparison with the discs on the opposite two. All bikes listed below are geared up with single-channel ABS. The Ronin is the one bike right here to characteristic a USD fork in comparison with the extra fundamental telescopic models on the others. What’s shocking right here is that the smallest bike right here, the Yamaha FZ X, is supplied with the widest rear tyre and additionally it is a radial unit. 

Kawasaki W175 vs rivals: options

Of all of the bikes right here, the W175 is essentially the most fundamental machine, that includes a easy analogue speedometer with six inform story lights and a small digital readout. The Hunter Retro too will get an identical, easy cluster however could be had with the non-compulsory Tripper Navigation pod. The Ronin SS and the FZ X each characteristic totally digital instrument clusters however solely the FZ X has bluetooth connectivity right here. The Ronin SS does have 2 experience modes and TVS’ GTT (Glide By way of Know-how) which makes it simpler to experience in choc-a-bloc visitors.   

Kawasaki W175 vs rivals: weight & dimensions

Weight and dimensions
Kawasaki W175 Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro TVS Ronin SS Yamaha FZ-X
Kerb Weight 135kg 177kg 159kg 139kg
Seat peak 790mm 790mm 795mm 810mm
Wheelbase 1,320mm 1,370mm 1,357mm 1,330mm
Gas capability 12 litres 13 litres 14 litres 10 litres
Floor clearance 165mm 150.5mm 181mm 165mm

The W175 is the lightest motorbike right here and has the smallest wheelbase as nicely which ought to make it one of many extra nimbler bikes right here. Of all of the bikes right here, the Hunter 350 Retro is the heaviest right here and has the longest wheelbase. All of those bikes characteristic accessible seat heights however amongst these the FZ X is the tallest at 810mm. 

Kawasaki W175 vs rivals: Worth

Kawasaki W175 Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro TVS Ronin SS Yamaha FZ-X
Worth (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 1.47 lakh Rs 1.49 lakh Rs 1.49 lakh Rs 1.33 lakh

The Kawasaki W175 is on the market in two color schemes, Ebony (Rs 1.47 lakh) and Sweet Persimmon Pink (Rs 1.49 lakh). For the same worth you’ll be able to have the rather more tech-laden TVS Ronin SS or the far bigger Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro. On the flip aspect, the feature-rich Yamaha FZ X provides an identical stage of efficiency because the smallest Kawasaki, with higher after-sales help. 

Would you pay the asking worth for the W175 or go for one among its rivals? Tell us within the feedback part beneath. 


About the author

Ravi Kapoor