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2023 Kawasaki W175 Retro-Classic Unveiling Soon
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2023 Kawasaki W175 Retro-Classic Unveiling Soon

News by Team Drivio | 8th Dec 23

Iconic two-stroke styling meets modern performance

  • Kawasaki is developing an updated W175 model likely to debut at India Bike Week 2023
  • The new iteration will feature revised retro-inspired design elements
  • Expect improvements to the engine, styling details, and equipment list

Kawasaki looks set to unveil a renewed version of the popular W175 at the upcoming 2023 India Bike Week. Spy images indicate the updated model will feature styling revisions aimed at highlighting its retro-classic appeal. Here's what we know so far about the 2023 Kawasaki W175 heading for launch.

The W175 has struck a chord with riders looking for an accessible and affordable retro-styled motorcycle. However, new spy shots confirm Kawasaki is preparing a revised variant aimed at expanding its appeal. The model spotted seems ready for its debut at India Bike Week 2023.

2023 Kawasaki W175 Key Specs
Engine175cc air-cooled single cylinder
Max Power13 bhp
Transmission5-speed manual
FeaturesDual-tone paint, LCD instrumentation

What the spy shots reveal

Recent spy images showing a camouflaged version of the new W175 confirm several styling changes. This includes a revised fuel tank design with new tank pads and badges. The side panels also sport tweaks to their geometry.

Additionally, the updated model looks set to get new paint options to choose from including dual-tone combinations. Expect styling nods to Kawasaki's two-stroke classics on elements like the revised fuel tank and side panel design.

What else to expect

Apart from styling updates, expect a revised equipment list on the 2023 Kawasaki W175. This could include wider tires, rear disc brakes, and new instrumentation including an LCD. The suspension setup may also be tuned for improved ride quality.

While Kawasaki is likely to retain the basic 175cc air-cooled, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine, expect minor performance tweaks. A bump in power output seems probable along with the addition of modern tech like fuel injection. This would boost rideability, refinement, and fuel efficiency.

When will it launch

An unveil during the upcoming India Bike Week in December 2023 seems likely for the updated Kawasaki W175 retro bike. This would allow the Japanese brand to showcase the 2023 model to fans and gauge feedback.

Post its debut next month, expect an official launch by March 2023 at the latest. Kawasaki is expected to price the new W175 competitively at around Rs 1.47 lakh ex-showroom. 

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