Mumbai: India Kawasaki Motors (IKM), the local arm of Japanese two-wheeler maker Kawasaki, launched two high-end motorcycles—the Z1000 and the Ninja 1000—in Pune on Monday, priced at 12.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune and Delhi).

The bikes will be imported from Japan and sold through Kawasaki’s existing showrooms in Pune and Delhi.

“The Indian high-end motorcycle market offers tremendous growth opportunities," said Yuji Horiuchi, managing director, India Kawasaki Motors, in a statement.

According to him, the company received encouraging response to its recently launched flagship models Ninja ZX-14R and ZX -10R. “To further strengthen our presence in the country, we are now launching two more global products targeted at specific audiences," he said.

Kawasaki has a tie up with Bajaj Auto Ltd for some of its less expensive models, the Ninja 300 and 650. These bikes are assembled at Bajaj’s factory in Chakan, Pune, and sold and serviced through its Probiking showrooms.

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