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 the rider 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 new Ninja ZX-10R is the closest thing to a highly advanced factory superbike Kawasaki has yet to offer.
|Type||4-stroke, In-Line Four|
|Bore and stroke||76.0 x 55.0 mm|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: 47 mm x 4 with dual injection|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler|
|Front: type||Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembio discs|
|Front: calipers||Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston|
|Rear: type||Single 220 mm petal disc|
|Rear: calipers||Single-bore pin-slide|
|Overall length||2,085 mm|
|Overall width||740 mm|
|Overall height||1,145 mm|
|Ground clearance||145 mm|
|Seat height||835 mm|
|Curb mass**||206 kg|
|Fuel capacity||17 litres (3.7 gal.)|
|Transmission||6-speed, race-style cassette|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.681 (79/47)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.600 (39/15)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||2.222 (40/18)|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.944 (35/18)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.722 (31/18)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||1.550 (31/20)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||1.391 (32/23)|
|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.)|
|Tire: front||120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Wheel travel: rear||114 mm (4.5)|
|Tire: rear||190/55-ZR17M/C (75W)|
|Trail||107 mm (4.2 in.)|
|Steering angle (left/right)||27º/27º|
|Suspension, front||43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring|
|Suspension, rear||Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, piggyback resevoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring|
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.
3.99% Financing 60 Months
Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 3.99% for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.
Minimum amount to finance of $2,500 after certain conditions apply.
For 60 Month option: Minimum amount to finance of $2,500 after certain conditions apply. The 3.99% Special Retail Financing Promotion is available on select models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 7, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Receive a financing rate of 3.99% for up to 84 months, on approved credit, with the purchase of a ZX1002ELF – Ninja ZX-10R ABS. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. The 3.99% Special Retail Financing Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.
3.99% Financing up to 84 Months
Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 3.99% for up to 84 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.
Minimum $15,000 purchase. Certain conditions may apply
Minimum amount to finance of $2,500 after certain conditions apply for 3.99% for 60 months
The 3.99% Special Retail Financing Promotion is available on select models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 7, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Receive a financing rate of 3.99% for up to 84 months, on approved credit, with the purchase of a ZX1002ELF – Ninja ZX-10R ABS. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. The 3.99% Special Retail Financing Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details. Minimum amount to finance of $15,000 after certain conditions apply.
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.
Launch Control Mode
In motocross racing, getting a good start is critical. A few tenths of a second can make the difference between getting the holeshot or not. In slippery conditions, getting the maximum drive from a motocrosser requires precise control of the both the clutch and throttle.
Launch Control Mode helps riders get a good start by complementing high-level technique with engine management. Featured on a mass-production motocrosser for the first time on Kawasaki's KX450F, the system activates a separate engine map designed to get a more efficient start off the line. The system is designed to the same specifications as that used by our factory racers competing in the AMA Supercross and Motocross championships.
Launch Control Mode is activated simply by pressing the button on the handlebar. The Launch Control map slightly retards ignition timing to help tame the engine's strong torque and reduce wheel spin off the start. Launch Control Mode is only active in the first two gears off the start, disengaging and returning to the standard engine map automatically once the rider shifts into 3rd gear. The system gives riders a great advantage when lining up at the gate and puts them in a better position to win.
Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension
Compared to Kawasaki's traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link rear suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. Kawasaki's original suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's centre of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralisation. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the centre of the bike, further contributing to mass centralisation. The result is greatly improved handling.
Another benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more stable. Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers numerous secondary benefits like this.
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.
When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel spin (i.e. when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel) to occur. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin that could otherwise cause the loss of control of the bike. Like ABS prevents wheels from locking up when braking, this Kawasaki-original traction control system prevents the rear tyre from slipping. Knowing that the system will intervene to prevent sudden wheel spin when, for example, the pavement comes to an abrupt end when touring, is a great source of reassurance for riders.
KTRC uses wheel speed sensors to monitor front and rear wheel speed. When it detects wheel spin, engine power is reduced to allow rear wheel grip to be regained. KTRC also enables helps the rear wheel regain traction in situations where grip is lost temporarily, like when riding over a wet manhole cover.
KTRC uses 3-way control, governing ignition timing, fuel volume and (via the sub-throttle valves) intake air volume. This 3-way control is what enables the system to be so smooth, resulting in a very natural feeling.
It is technologically possible for traction control systems to recover from loss of grip due to wheel spin without the rider ever realising that they had slipped. However, KTRC lets riders know when road conditions are slippery by purposely delaying intervention for an instant. Firstly, communicating an accurate picture of current road conditions and what the bike is doing, and secondly, ensuring that systems provide support for riders – this is the philosophy that drives development of Kawasaki technology.
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the circuit.
Electronic Throttle Valves
Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions.
Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Cruise Control.
IMU - Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness
The strength of Kawasaki’s cutting-edge electronics has always been the highly sophisticated programming that, using minimal hardware, gives the ECU an accurate real-time picture of what the chassis is doing. Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program makes skilful use of the magic formula tyre model as it examines changes in multiple parameters, enabling it to take into account changing road and tyre conditions.
The addition of an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables inertia along 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU. This additional feedback contributes to an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, enabling even more precise management for control at the limit.
With the addition of the IMU and the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modelling software, Kawasaki’s electronic engine and chassis management technology takes the step to the next level – changing from setting-type and reaction-type systems to feedback-type systems – to deliver even greater levels of riding excitement.
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** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
‡ 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.