The government of India has passed the regulation of meeting the BS-IV emissions norms for all the new motorcycles. And, many manufacturers are still left with stock which is in line with the BS-III norms. So, in order to clear the existing stock before April 1, both the Japanese bike manufacturers, Honda and Kawasaki have slashed prices of some selected models. This has been also done to promote the upcoming updated versions of the bikes, which were recently revealed in the Europe.
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The models which have received price cut include Honda CBR 650F, Kawasaki Z250, Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Kawasaki ER-6N. Honda CBR 650F is now available with a lakh less on its previous price. The new price for Honda CBR 650F is Rs 7.60 lakh. The bike available with a 649cc liquid-cooled inline-4 motor that delivers 87 hp maximum power and 63 Nm peak torque.
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Similar discounts are also offered by Kawasaki except on its bestseller, Ninja 300. Ninja 650, which is powered by a 650cc parallel-twin engine is available with a price cut of Rs 1.5 lakh and the refreshed price tag is Rs 4.86 lakh. The same discount is also offered on its naked version, ER-6N and now the price sticker reads Rs 4.42 lakh. With this, both these bikes are now in line with the key competitor’s offering, Benelli.
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Kawasaki Z250 has also received a price cut of Rs 1 lakh and now the bike can be grabbed at Rs 2.95 lakh. Though the bike is the entry-level Ninja, it was not able to catch much attention from the customers. So, if you were looking to grab any of these bikes then this is the right time to pick one with such a heavy discount.
Let’s see if this price cut can improve the sales number of both these Japanese bike manufacturers.