Bajaj, Kawasaki to launch 'big bikes' in India

New Delhi:  Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki Consumer Products and Machinery Company are tying up to launch Kawasaki big bikes into India.

This is a continuation of the partnership singed between the two companies in the mid-80s when their first technical collaboration was signed. The two companies went a step further in collaborative efforts when Kawasaki began distributing Bajaj bikes in Philippines in 2004.

The bikes that Bajaj Kawasaki is considering launching in India include the Ninja 250, the Sports Roadster the ER-6n Super Sports bikes, the Ninja ZX-6R, the Z1000 and the Vulcan Cruiser.

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The Kawasaki bikes would be retailed through the chain of Bajaj 'probiking' showrooms, of which ten are operating throughout the country, and another ten would start operations by the end of the current fiscal.

According to Shinichi Tamba, president of Kawasaki Consumer Products and Machinery Company, ''The Indian market is in the cusp of progressing to big bikes and Kawasaki is highly regarded in this segment.'' He added that, ''Soon the 'Flying K' and the 'Kawasaki Green' will scorch Indian roads.''