About India Kawasaki Motors
About India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd.
India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Kawasaki Motors Limited, Japan. The Indian journey of Kawasaki began in 2009 with the launch of Ninja 650 and Ninja 250.
On 1st July 2010, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. (IKM) was incorporated to enter the Indian Super Bike Market. Further from July 2013, IKM started assembly of Z250, Ninja 300, Ninja 650, ER-6N, and Versys 650 motorcycles at its plant located in the premises of its Indian partner, while the functions such as marketing, sales and after-sales services were taken care by Kawasaki’s Indian partner.
From September 2013, IKM also started marketing / distribution / after-sales service of Super Sports Bikes viz. Ninja ZX-14R, Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja 1000, Z1000, Z800 through its own dealers located in major cities in India. Off-Road Bikes such as KLX110, KLX140 were also introduced in Indian market.
The successful alliance with Indian partner for sales and after-sales service of its motorcycles ceased with effect from April 01, 2017. This will strengthen and promote Kawasaki brand experience to customers in conjunction with Kawasaki Global Marketing.
IKM established its new plant in Chakan, Pune, Maharashtra in July 2017.
Operations from the new plant commenced from September 2017.
The new plant was established to speed up the process of constructing its independent sales and after-service network and steadily built up the framework required for the two-wheeler industry in India. Ninja 1000 became the first motorcycle to get assembled in the new plant of IKM. In the plant, currently Ninja 300, Ninja 400, Ninja 650, Z650, Versys 650, Vulcan S, Ninja ZX-6R, Ninja 1000, Ninja ZX-10R, and Versys 1000 are assembled.
Currently, IKM sells 26 models in its 42 dealerships across the country.
Also, IKM have expanded building and established R&D center which is separated from mass production workshop in January 2018.
Now more than 30 engineers are working in R&D center and proceeding the development of new model which is suitable for Indian market requirement and regulation.