New Delhi: The Kawasaki W175 has been in the news for a long time. It has been spotted several times road testing in India and will now make its official debut this month. The new Kawasaki W175 BS6 will be launched in India on September 25, 2022. Ahead of the official launch, the company has launched the motorcycle on its social media handles.
The Kawasaki W175 is the smallest member of the Kawasaki “W” family, which includes retro cruisers. In fact, the W175 will be the most affordable Kawasaki motorcycle in the country upon launch. It can be expected to be priced around Rs 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and will take on the likes of Royal Enfield Bullet 350, Yamaha FZ-X, TVS Ronin 225 etc.
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On the design front, the Kawasaki W175 has an old-school retro charm. The bike features a round halogen headlight, fork covers, wire-spoke wheels, a flat one-piece seat, blacked-out body panels and minimal graphics. The India-spec Kawasaki W175 will be powered by a BS6-compliant 177cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with fuel injection technology.
This engine will churn out 12.8 bhp and 13.2 Nm of peak torque mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It gets telescopic front forks and dual rear shock absorbers. Braking functions will be provided by a 270mm disc at the front and a 110mm drum at the rear with single-channel ABS. In terms of features, the Kawasaki W175 gets an analog instrument cluster.