Kawasaki W175 Spotted Testing In India
The motorcycle is expected to go on sale here next year and will become Kawasaki's most affordable offering in the country.
The Kawasaki W175 retro-style motorcycle has been spied in India while undergoing testing.
Caught on camera near Pune, the bike that is already sold in several markets overseas does not feature any camouflage and it best be since not many would be able to identify it at the moment anyway.
Kawasaki’s smallest W-series motorcycle has minimalist styling with a round headlight, large mudguards, flat seat, spoke wheels and a peashooter exhaust.
There is nothing fancy with the instrument cluster, which is basic, and the bike has a semi-double cradle frame and a box-section swingarm.
A 177cc, 2-valve, air-cooled motor good enough for 13.05 HP and 13.2 Nm powers the bike and it comes mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Since it does not weigh much, and because it aims at relaxed riding, the power figures are modest. But the numbers are that of the model sold in Indonesia and the Philippines, while the Indian version might get more power.
The Kawasaki W175 spied on test had a front disc and rear drum setup, which we presume would be enough to stop the bike, but a rear disc would be welcome.
When launched in India next year, the W175 will become Kawasaki’s most affordable product in the country and will cost around Rs. 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom).
Source – Fast Bikes India on Facebook