Launch Date in India: The eagerly anticipated Kawasaki Z500 is currently undergoing testing, and while the official launch date is yet to be disclosed, bike experts predict it could hit the Indian market around October 2024.
Price in India: Though Kawasaki hasn’t officially announced the price, industry insiders estimate it to be around Rs 5.3 lakh. The Z500 will be available in two variants – EDITION and STANDARD, with color options of striking red and vibrant green.
Design: Embodying the cool and fast essence of Kawasaki, the Z500 boasts the iconic Z face design on the front, maintaining the signature large-sized design of the Z series. Its muscular and athletic bodywork, coupled with a stylish tank design, promises a head-turning presence.
Key Features: The Z500 comes equipped with next-gen features, including a high-grade full-color TFT display, digital speedometer, smartphone connectivity, call and SMS alerts, and a riding log. The distinctive Ninja family design adds a race-inspired, big-bike look.
Engine: Powering the Z500 is a robust 451 cm³ parallel-twin engine, promising smooth and potent acceleration. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely ride or craving high-speed thrills, this racing engine has got you covered.
Performance Metrics: With an estimated mileage of approximately 23.4 km/l, the Z500 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. Its top speed is an impressive 189 km/h, fueled by a 14-liter engine.
Suspension and Brakes: The Z500 ensures a smooth ride with a 41 mm telescopic suspension at the front and a bottom-link uni-track, gas-charged shock with adjustable spring preload at the rear. For excellent braking, it features a 310 mm single semi-floating disc at the front and a single disc at the rear, complemented by alloy wheels.
At a Glance:
|451 cm³ parallel twin for powerful acceleration
|Brisk acceleration with versatility in various riding situations
|Lightweight design for maneuverability
|Ninja family design with an aggressive appearance
|Predictable handling with mass centralization
|High-grade full-color TFT display with smartphone connectivity
|Slim design with a 785 mm seat height
|Smartphone connectivity for notifications and riding logs
|310 mm semi-floating front disc for sure stopping power
|Sharp and aggressive styling, maintaining the Z series design
Stay tuned for updates as we eagerly await the arrival of the Kawasaki Z500, promising to bring a thrilling experience to Indian riders.