|2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R/ER6F Motorcycle|
Hyosung, better watch out. Bajaj Auto Limited is all set to bring the Kawasaki Ninja 650R to take on the Hyosung GT650R in the coming days. The Ninja 650R could be launched as soon as the next 2-3 months if the government clears the air on the CKD definition and the delay from Bajaj is due to the confusion prevailing over the CKD definition that is forcing them to adopt wait and watch policy.
Or so said Bajaj Auto Pesident, Mr Eric Vaz, when he was quizzed by the folks at Xbhp, during the track day organized by Bajaj Auto for all Ninja 250R owners last month. Coming to the CKD definition, the Indian government has indeed come out and issued a clarification regarding the same and hence Bajaj now will have the much needed clarity on the purported CKD definitional change so that it can go ahead and launch the Ninja 650R.
While Mr Vaz remained mm about the Ninja 650R’s price point, he reiterated that the motorcycle would be priced competitively in relation to it’s competitors. If that indeed does happen, a certain Hysoung GT650R might just feel some real heat as the Kawasaki Ninja 650R is a much more established motorcycle brand, which if priced well could make a massive dent on Hyosung sales due to the bigger distribution reach of Bajaj.