Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Kawasaki preparing for KRR ZX 150 mini-Ninja for India

Kawasaki 650cc Ninja could not gain market share, to which Kawasaki decided to launch a 250cc version of the bike to compete with the like of Honda CBR250R. The major reason for its failure was its price tag. There was a huge difference in the price of Kawasaki Ninja and Honda CBR.

There seems to be news in the market that Kawasaki is launching yet another version of Ninja, with 150cc engine. This lowered down version of Kawasaki Ninja would do wonders in the Indian market, if Kawasaki could do something with the price tags.

Now, before you begin laughing at us for comparing a 150cc bike with a 250, let us enlighten you about the power output of this 150cc Kawasaki, known as the Ninja KRR ZX150. The 148cc liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, single cylinder engine of this mini powerhouse produces an explosive 30.0PS of peak power at a high 10,500 rpm. Peak torque is rated at 21.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm

The test bike features some cosmetic changes over the 150cc bike currently sold in some countries. Here we have the official specs of the KRR ZX150, followed by the official and spy images. The detailed specifications of the bike are:

Type                                           Liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, Single cylinder
Displacement                         148 cm³
Bore and Stroke                    59.0 mm x 54.4 mm
Compression ratio               7.3:1
a) Maximum power             22.1 kW {30.0 PS} @ 10,500 rpm
b) Maximum torque            21.6 N∙m {2.20 kgf∙m} @ 9,000 rpm
Fuel system                             MIKUNI VM28
Starting                                     Primary kick
Ignition                                    Magnito DC-CDI
Lubrication                            Superlube

Transmission                        6-speed, Constant mesh, Return shift
Gear ratios:
1st                 2.700 (27/10)
2nd                 1.706 (29/17)
3rd                 1.300 (26/20)
4th                 1.090 (24/22)
5th                 0.952 (20/21)
6th                 0.863 (19/22)
Final reduction ratio                 2.785 (39/14)
Clutch                 Wet multi disc

Type                 Tubular double cradle
Caster (rake)           24ยบ
a) front                 90/90-17 49S Tube type
b) rear                 110/80-17 57S Tube type

Front: Type           Telescopic fork
Rear: Type                 Mono-shock with swingarm
Front: Type           Disc brake, 2-piston calipers
Rear: Type                 Disc brake, 2-piston calipers

Overall length           1,965 mm
Overall width           725 mm
Overall height           1,075 mm
Wheelbase                 1,300 mm
Ground clearance           131 mm
Seat height                 780 mm
Dry weight                 124.5 kg
Fuel capacity           11.5 litres


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