Bajaj, which distributes Kawasaki models in India, says that they currently have 62 KTM-Kawasaki dealers in India, the largest dealer network for premium bikes. The Ninja 650 bookings start from August 14 with deliveries to begin in 4-5 weeks. Currently there is no plan to launch a naked version in India. The company plans to launch accessories for the bike. Ninja accessories include cargo bags, panniers and other knick knacks.
According to motorbike market observers, the new launch will spurr the fight in the 650cc segment. Currently there are just two motorcycles in this segment, both from the Korean manufacturer Hyosung. The Hyosung 650 R is priced at Rs 4.75 lakh for the single colour motorcycle, while the dual-tone motorcycle comes at Rs 4.90 lakh. The Hyosung 650 N is priced at Rs 4.39 lakh.