Big bike lovers around the world are certainly no strangers to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R which is one of the best sports motorcycles in the world besides the Ducati Panigale V4, the Honda CBR 1000RR SP2, and the Yamaha R1M. For more details continue to see the information below.
Kawasaki ZX10R or Ninja ZX-1OR deserves to be called as one of the best sportbikes in the World because this motorbike has been equipped with a 4-cylinder 16 valve DOHC engine that has a cylinder volume of 998cc. The engine capacity is very large, so don’t be surprised if the power and torque are abundant. Where to reach 201 Horse Power that can be achieved at 13,000 rpm engine speed. Whereas the peak torque reaches 113.5 Nm at 11,500 RPM. Armed with that much power, of course, the Ninja ZX-10R can run very fast on the highway or circuit tracks.
Ninja ZX-10R’s acceleration capabilities are beyond doubt. This motor can be sped up to a speed of 189 mph or the equivalent of 304 km/hour. The motor is equipped with a Fuel Injection combustion system with an electronic throttle valve that allows the ECU to send fuel and air ideally to the engine. For acceleration, this superbike is equipped with a 6-Speed Gearbox with the Kawasaki Quick Shifter feature so that it can shift gears easily without the need to pull the clutch lever.
The specifications of the Kawasaki ZX10R are specifically designed for racing needs. No wonder Jonathan Rea has been able to dominate the Superbike World Championship for the past few years using this bike. This sport bike is equipped with many sophisticated electronic devices that ensure optimum engine performance, such as the S-KTRC (Sports Kawasaki Traction Control) and Power Mode.
In addition, there is also a KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) feature that optimizes acceleration when pulling the gas lever from the stop state. This feature also serves to adjust the engine output electronically so as to prevent wheelspin. Then there is also the Cornering Management Function feature that makes cornering capabilities more optimal.
Design & Dimensions
All features available are very sophisticated and will be combined with a sporty design that looks aggressive and exotic. The dimensions themselves are 2,090 mm long, 740 mm wide, and 1,145 mm high. Then the axle is 1,440 mm and the ground clearance is 145 mm from the ground. Considering the body dimensions are quite large, it certainly makes the Ninja ZX-10R weight heavier. Where to weigh up to 206 kg and has been equipped with a gas tank with a capacity of 17 liters.
This motorbike reflects a racing motorbike that has a sporty and aerodynamic design. The fairing design also shows the aggressiveness of the sport motor and the headlamp section adheres to a double headlamp which certainly can produce very bright lighting when driving at night. At the front, there is also an air hole (Air Ram) which will indirectly cool the engine temperature when it accelerates. As for the turn signal made together with the rearview mirror and for the back already uses LED lights with a modern and sporty design.
Suspension & Braking
The indentation of the Ninja ZX-10R body is so sharp and specifically designed to produce the best aerodynamics. In addition, this motorbike offers a sporty driving position that is made slightly bent. The driving position is indeed not as comfortable as the Touring motorbike or Adventure motorbike, so it feels quite tiring when driving for a long time. Then for the suspension part using Showa Upside Down which is electronically controlled or can be called also as KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Suspension).
KECS technology is able to adapt to road conditions in real-time so as to produce damping power according to the conditions of the road being traversed. The size of the Upside Down ZX10R is also large, reaching 43 mm. Then for the back using Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock. All the suspensions are very sophisticated and are combined with large tires that have a size of 120 / 70ZR17M / C (front) and 190 / 55ZR17M / C (rear). Both wrapped 17-inch alloy wheels that have a modern and sporty design.
Engine Type: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve
Cooling System: Liquid-cooled
Engine Capacity: 998 cc
Power: 200 PS / 13,000 rpm
Torque: 113.5 Nm / 11,500 rpm
Combustion system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 6-Speed Quick Shifter
Bore X Stroke: 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 13.0: 1
Clutch Type: Wet multi-disc, manual
Fuel consumption: 6.5 Liter / 100 km
Suspension and Chassis
Frame: Twin-spar, cast aluminum
Front Tires: 120 / 70ZR17M / C (58W)
Rear Tires: 190 / 55ZR17M / C (75W)
Front Suspension: Upside Down 43 mm
Rear Suspension: Horizontal Back-link Monoshock
Braking System: ABS
Front Brakes: Dual Semi-Floating 330 mm Brembo disc
Rear Brakes: Single Disc 220 mm.
The price for this superbike is estimated at around $19,000 in the USA. Meanwhile, in the UK, the price is estimated starting from £21,000. The price of this superbike is cheaper than its competitors such as Honda CBR1000RR SP2 ($ 19,999 in USA / £18,999 in the UK) Ducati Panigale V4 ($39,995 in USA / £34,995 in the UK, and Yamaha R1M ($22,999 in USA / £18,499 in the UK).
If you are looking for a motorcycle that can be relied on in a racing circuit, then this motorbike is indeed one of the best. With a variety of modern features from the engine sector, ECU, braking and handling, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX1000RR should not be ruled out. But if you are looking for a motorbike that is more comfortable to drive, it looks like the motor from Kawasaki is not a suitable choice. Another plus of this motorbike is the price which is relatively cheaper than other bikes in its class.