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Ninja ZX-10R ABS

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Enter curves and exit each hairpin with absolute confidence. From the very beginning the Ninja ZX-10R has pursued the highest circuit performance by offering more power and more control. Designed to enable a greater number of riders to experience the thrill of riding a superbike at the limit, the ZX-10R is loaded with cutting edge technology.



Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Displacement 998cc
Bore and stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system DFI with 47 mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition Digital TCBI with S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control)
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump with oil cooler)
Cooling Liquid


Front: type Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs, 10-button aluminium rotor carrier
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston


Overall length 2,075 mm (81.7 in.)
Overall width 715 mm (28.0 in.)
Overall height 1,115 mm (43.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1,425 mm (56.1 in.)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Seat height 813 mm (32 in.)
Curb mass** 201 kg (442.9 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 17 litres (3.7 gal.)
Fuel Consumption 5.8 L/100 km (49 MPG)


Transmission 6-speed cassette, with positive neutral finder
Final drive Sealed Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.053 (39/19)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.737 (33/19)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.571 (33/21)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.444 (26/18)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.348 (31/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.294 (39/17)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Twin spar, cast aluminium
Wheel travel: front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Wheel travel: rear 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17
Tire: rear 190/55-ZR17
Caster (rake) 25º
Trail 107 mm (4.2 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 27º/27º


Maximum Power 131.7 kW {179.1 PS} @ 11,000 rpm
Maximum Power with Ram Air 138.3 kW {188.0 PS} @ 11,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 112 N.m {11.4 kgf.m} @ 11,500 rpm


Suspension, front 43 mm inverted Showa Big Piston front fork with top-out springs, stepless compression and rebound damping, fully-adjustable spring preload
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir and top-out spring, stepless, dual range (high/low speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload

Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide

This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty. 


Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.


Click “Owner’s Warranty Guide” for full details regarding Kawasaki’s factory limited warranty coverage.

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Kawasaki’s own Kawasaki Protection Plus (KPP) goes the distance with available two, three, and four years of unlimited kilometers/hours additional coverage on top of the original Kawasaki limited warranty. That’s up to seven years total coverage depending on the base warranty term!


Feel secure knowing that Kawasaki Protection Plus repairs are performed only at authorized Kawasaki dealers (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA using only Kawasaki genuine parts.


Enjoy additional peace of mind with roadside assistance on street legal motorcycles. Buy early - roadside assistance coverage begins when you buy KPP.


No surprises. There’s no deductible fees with KPP for covered repairs.


Click “Learn More” for more details regarding Kawasaki Protection Plus.



Special offers

Mega Cash
Get the best for less with our manufacturer-to-dealer incentives called MEGA cash credits.

Instant MEGA Cash Credits available on select new, unused 2012 or 2013 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between January 8, 2014 and May 31, 2014. Instant MEGA cash credits are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, deducted from MSRP, and vary from $300 (EX300ADF - Ninja 300) to $1,800 (KLZ1000ACF – Versys 1000), depending on the model. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers.

4.9% Special Retail Financing
Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 4.9% APR OAC for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.

*Limited time purchase financing offer for 60 months on select new, unused 2012, 2013 and 2014 Kawasaki models sold by participating authorized Canadian Kawasaki Motors Dealers, available on approved credit. See dealer for complete details. Offer ends May 31, 2014. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers.

NO NO NO Promotion
No deposit, no interest, no payments for 5 months!

5 Month No No No Promotion Limited time purchase financing offer of 5 month (150 Days) NO, NO, NO, applies to eligible retail purchase agreements for a limited time and while supplies last. Offers valid on select new (not previously registered) 2014, 2013 and 2012 Kawasaki vehicles sold by participating authorized Canadian Kawasaki Motors dealers (excluding Quebec). Freight, license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration fees are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Program subject to change/cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Offer ends May 31, 2014. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers.

Genuine Kawasaki Accessories Promotion
Now is the time to outfit your new Kawasaki with the best accessories we offer. Purchase a select new 2012, 2013 or 2014 motorcycle, and receive $650 worth of free Genuine Kawasaki Accessories. Offer ends May 31, 2014.

The “Genuine Kawasaki Accessory Promotion” is available on select 2012, 2013 and 2014 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. Receive $650.00 retail value of Kawasaki Accessories with the purchase of ZX1000KCF - Ninja ZX-10R ABS. Offer valid on vehicles purchased between January 8, 2014 and May 31, 2014. The Genuine Kawasaki Accessory Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

3.9% Good Times Financing + BONUS Promotion
Deals on motorcycles just got sweeter. Purchase select 2012 or 2013 Kawasaki Motorcycle models and receive 3.9% retail financing for up to 24 months PLUS your choice of MEGA CASH instant credits OR $650 in Genuine Kawasaki Accessories. Or purchase select 2014 Kawasaki Motorcycle models and receive the 3.9% retail financing PLUS $650 in Genuine Kawasaki Accessories. No matter which option you choose, your ride will be sweet.

The 3.9% Good Time Financing + BONUS Promotion is available on select 2012 and 2013 Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between January 8, 2014 and May 31, 2014. Receive a financing rate of 3.9% for up to 24 months PLUS your choice of an instant MEGA CASH CREDITS worth $1,800 OR $650 in Genuine Kawasaki Accessories with the purchase of a ZX1000KCF – Ninja ZX-10R ABS. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. The 3.9% Good Times Financing + BONUS Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.


Power Modes (with variable middle mode)

Power Modes allow available power and throttle response to be selected to suit conditions. On the supersport Ninja ZX-10R, three modes are available: Full, Low (which limits power to about 60% of Full) and Middle mode, which falls between the two. 

More than a simply bisecting the Full and Low mode power curves, in Middle mode performance characteristics vary depending on engine speed and throttle position. At less than 50% throttle application, engine performance is essentially the same as in Low mode. However, opening the throttle past 50% allows performance up to that of Full power to be accessed. This advanced engine management system allows mild engine character for normal riding situations, with the option to tap into greater power for a quick burst of acceleration. 

Variable Middle Mode offers riders the ability to alter engine performance and delivery by conscious use of throttle control (either for ease of control when riding in the city, or for greater response when the rider calls for quick acceleration). This kind of technology allows supersport machines to be enjoyed in a broader range of situations.

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. 

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

By pushing the handle switch, riders are able to activate the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode, switching the ECU to a leaner fuel map in which ignition timing and fuel injection prioritise fuel economy. Rather than engine response or power, this mode favours reduced fuel consumption, aiming to increase fuel economy when riding at a constant speed. When riding in areas where gasoline stands are scarce, or when cruising across the continent, being able to make the same amount of fuel last longer is a considerable benefit. 

Maximising the effectiveness of the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode requires a gentle use of the throttle. In the case of the 1400GTR / Concours 14, this means keeping engine rpm under 6,000 rpm, throttle under 30%, and speed under 160 km/h. Nevertheless, especially when used in conjunction with the Economical Riding Indicator, this mode can contribute to significant savings in fuel costs over long distances.

KIPASS: Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System*

With the compact key fob (portable immobiliser) in a pocket, KIPASS allows riders to remotely release the bike's steering lock and main switch simply by approaching the bike. 

When the fob key is close to the bike, the signal it sends out is picked up and recognised by the KIPASS unit in the bike. Like immobiliser keys, each fob key has a unique signal, making this system also useful as a theft deterrent. The fob key can be recognised when in a jacket pocket, so there is no need for the rider to remove the key to operate the bike's main switch. 

Pannier cases and fuel tank cap are opened using the knob key inside the key cylinder. Because the knob key cannot be removed when the key fob is out of range, the keyhole is never visible, helping to prevent tampering.

*This system uses the encryption algorithm “MISTY” developed by MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION.

S-KTRC: Sport - Kawasaki Traction Control

S-KTRC, Kawasaki's original predictive traction control, uses the same base technology as the Kawasaki works machines that competed in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. This technology continually controls the rear wheel slip that occurs when power is applied, ensuring optimal acceleration. In general, maximum forward drive requires a certain amount of slip (usually between 20-30% slip ratio, i.e. the rear wheel is turning 20-30% faster than the front). To ensure the most effective transfer of power to the tarmac, S-KTRC monitors the slip ratio in real time, and governs engine power delivery to optimise rear wheel traction. 

S-KTRC monitors a number of parameters, including front and rear wheel speed, engine rpm and throttle position. Conditions are confirmed every 5 milliseconds, at which time the system looks at each of the parameters as well has how much they are changing (i.e. their rate of change). This unique Kawasaki method makes it possible to interpolate and predict how the bike will behave in the next instant. 

Unlike 1-mode KTRC, which cuts power as soon as rear slip is detected to allow rear traction to be regained, S-KTRC uses minimal power drops to ensure the slip ratio for optimal traction is maintained. Because its goal is to maximise acceleration, as long as sufficient forward motion is observed, this sport riding system will allow power wheelies as the bike comes out of corners.

* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

† Mega Cash noted with the MSRP, is a Special Offer that cannot be combined with any other special offer. Customers can choose a different current Special Offer, but they will be charged the full MSRP listed price and not the Mega Cash price.

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.