Starting at $18,599 MSRP
Hailing from the proving grounds of the FIM WorldSBK Championship, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle is the direct result of decades of world-class road racing innovation. A 998cc engine, superb handling and aggressive styling come together with sophisticated next-level electronics that have helped Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) rider, Jonathan Rea, claim five consecutive WorldSBK number one plates.
The titanium alloy exhaust system is heat resistant, lightweight and positioned to create a low center of gravity for effective mass centralization and light handling.
Internal engine designs, from the lightweight crankshaft & pistons to the wide intake and exhaust ports, focus on producing peak power and delivering strong low- to mid-range power for quick acceleration.
A 10-litre airbox improves engine response and increases low- to mid-range power while a large surface area, low resistance air filter also contributes to engine performance.
47mm electronic throttle valves and 32-bit ECU operate with great precision to provide smooth engine response.
The 998cc four-cylinder engine of the Ninja ZX-10R ABS motorcycle was designed to win championships. With finger-follower valve actuation to optimize engine performance and deliver strong power across the entire rpm range, the Ninja ZX-10R ABS is fully capable of dominating the track and the streets.
The optimized geometry of the chassis delivers maximum feel, feedback and flickability. Additionally, the frame and swingarm contribute to sharp handling and great cornering speed while reversible offset collars (race kit parts) allow steering stem and swingarm pivot positions to be adjusted to best suit track conditions and riding style.
Front Brembo brakes feature a pair of massive 330mm semi-floating discs that deliver superb braking force and brake feel. The rotors have a grooved outer edge for effective heat dissipation. The brake system features dual radial-mount Brembo M-50 cast aluminum monobloc calipers, Brembo’s highest grade mass production brake calipers.
The Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle was designed with aerodynamic elements that use wind pressure to its advantage. The upper cowl reduces drag and provides optimal wind deflection so that the racer can change position more smoothly at track speeds. Strategically-placed vents in the upper cowl help prevent negative pressure build-up in cockpit to reduce helmet buffeting. Vented front fender directs airflow to the radiator for improved engine cooling.
Showa's advanced 43mm Balance Free Fork (BFF) brings state-of-the-art WorldSBK racing suspension technology to a mass production supersport motorcycle on the Ninja ZX-10R. The benefits include increased ride comfort, enhanced braking balance, increased front-end feel and independently adjustable compression and rebound damping. The Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension featuring a compact and lightweight Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock provide superb comfort and sport performance.
The Ninja ZX-10R sportbike puts racing-inspired handling technology at your control.
The 3-mode system designed to help racers optimize acceleration from a launch manages engine output to prevent wheelspin and minimize front end lift.
This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference.
The KQS system facilitates acceleration by allowing clutchless upshifts and downshifts while on the track. KQS can also be used on the street above 2,500 rpm.
The Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle has multiple power modes allowing you to set power delivery to suit conditions and/or preference.
Kawasaki next-level electronics bring the extraordinary power of the World Superbike-winning Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle to stunning new levels.
The highly advanced, compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. Kawasaki’s dynamic modeling software utilizes the Bosch IMU as a source of input then processes the input to provide electronic rider aides that support the rider’s intentions while maintaining seamless performance. This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness.
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Hybrid predictive/feedback-type evolution of the highly sophisticated traction control system helps racers push harder by maximizing acceleration. Five modes enable a greater range of feeling for specific track conditions and riding preferences.
Kawasaki’s supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing brake ABS brake assistance system uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding.
Input from the IMU enables a control function: cornering management, which assists riders in tracing their intended line through the corners on the track.
Specially developed Öhlins electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on vehicle speed and degree of acceleration or deceleration.
The Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle features World Superbike Championship-proven technology delivering unrivaled agility, control and handling.