The new Kawasaki W175 has been launched in India from Rs 1.47 lakh and here is everything you need to know about Kawasaki’s most affordable offering for India.
The new Kawasaki W175 has been a much talked about motorcycle and is also the most affordable offering from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer in India. Priced at Rs 1.47 lakh ex-showroom, the bike sits squarely in the price range of the newly launched Royal Enfield Hunter.
However, let us take a detailed look at the design, features and equipment of the new Kawasaki W175, engine specifications and its competitors in the Indian market.
|Kawasaki W175 variant||Price|
|Ebony||Rs 1.47 lakh|
|Candy Khaki Red||Rs 1.49 lakh|
Design and dimensions of the Kawasaki W175
The new Kawasaki W175 is inspired by the design of its big brother, the W800. The W175 features a teardrop fuel tank with a round headlight, square side panels, full front and rear fenders, round turn signals and side exhaust. The Kawasaki W175 screams retro in terms of design, and blacked-out engine components and exhaust give it a well-finished look.
|Ground clearance||165 millimeters|
|seat height||790 millimeters|
|fuel capacity||12 liters|
In terms of dimensions, the new Kawasaki W175 offers a ground clearance of 165 mm, while the seat height measures 790 mm. However, the biggest advantage of the W175 is its weight, at 135kg, which gives it a light footprint and makes it an ideal bike for those just getting into the world of motorcycles.
Equipment and features of the Kawasaki W175
The 2022 Kawasaki W175 is equipped with telescopic front forks, double rear shock absorbers, front disc brake with ABS and rear drum brake, instrument panel with single nacelle, a 65-watt halogen headlight and 17-inch wheels with rim spokes.
The semi-digital dash is simple, offering an analog speedometer, odometer and trip indicators. The six warning lights on the console indicate high beam, turn signal, neutral and others. Kawasaki doesn’t offer smartphone connectivity or other features because it’s not something the segment is looking forward to.
Kawasaki W175 Engine Specifications
When we talk about Kawasaki, we think of liquid-cooled multi-cylinder engines, however, with the W175, Kawasaki offers a 177cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine. The engine develops 12.8 hp and 13.2 Nm of torque using a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine has a two-valve configuration and is fuel injected.
Kawasaki W175 Competition
The Kawasaki W175 competes directly with the newly launched TVS Ronin and Royal Enfield Hunter 350 in terms of price, however, the latter two have larger displacement engines. Also along the price range are the Jawa 42 and the Bajaj Avenger.