Kawasaki bikes will become expensive in India from January 2022
Kawasaki became the latest brand to announce a price increase from 2022. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has decided to increase the price of its vehicles from January 1, 2022. The price increase will apply to all vehicles. Kawasaki bikes except Z650, Versys 650, Z H2, Z H2 SE, KX and KLX bike series. The Japanese brand noted that customers who reserve their bikes on or before December 31, 2021 and take delivery within 45 days of booking the bike will be exempt from the price increase. It should be noted that the price of Kawaski bikes in India will be revised upwards to 23,000.
The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted the global supply chain last year and its ramifications are still present even as the end of 2021 approaches. COVID-19 outbreak is shutting down component manufacturers in various parts of the world as a result of increased cases and this has affected the supply chain, increasing the cost of inputs. And the matter has only gotten worse with the global chip crisis. An unprecedented increase in the demand for electronic gadgets like laptops, computers, smartphones, etc. has resulted in a shortage of semiconductors, which are now an essential component of modern automobiles. The increased demand has made semiconductors expensive, thus increasing the cost of automobile production.
And also take into account the soaring prices of raw materials like steel, aluminum, etc. All of these factors have made auto manufacturing expensive, forcing companies to pass this increased cost on to consumers in the form of higher prices. Most Indian automakers have announced price hikes, including two-wheeler brands like Hero MotoCorp.
|New price (from January 1, 2022)||Old price|
|Kawasaki Ninja 300||₹ 3.24 lakh||₹ 3.18 lakh|
|Kawasaki Vulcan S||₹ 6.16 lakh||₹ 6.1 lakh|
|Kawasaki Z650||₹ 6.24 lakh||₹ 6.24 lakh|
|Kawasaki Ninja 650||₹ 6.68 lakh||₹ 6.61 lakh|
|Kawasaki Versys 650||₹ 7.15 lakh||₹ 7.15 lakh|
|Kawasaki W800||₹ 7.33 lakh||₹ 7.26 lakh|
|Kawasaki Z900||₹ 8.5 lakh||₹ 8.42 lakh|
|Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX||₹ 11.51 lakh||₹ 11.4 lakh|
|Kawasaki Versys 1000||₹ 11.72 lakh||₹ 11.55 lakh|
|Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R||₹ 15.37 lakh||₹ 15.14 lakh|
|Kawasaki Z H2||₹ 21.9 lakh||₹ 21.9 lakh|
|Kawasaki Z H2 SE||₹ 21.9 lakh||₹ 21.9 lakh|