Ninja ZX-10R |

Ninja ZX-10R

Starting At

Engine :4 stroke In-line Four
Displacement :998 cc
Valve System :DOHC 16 valves
Power :147.1 kW {200 PS} / 13,000 rpm
Maximum Power with Ram Air :154.4 kW {210 PS} / 13,000 rpm
Torque :113.5 N.m {11.6 kgf.m} / 11,500 rpm

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The new engine maintains the essential character of 2015, but offers a stronger low-mid range for increased acceleration coming out of corners.
The engine is also more responsive, spinning up more quickly thanks to a crankshaft with a lower moment of inertia – something that benefits both acceleration and deceleration, as well as cornering performance.

Numerous other changes based on feedback from Kawasaki’s World Superbike factory race machine as well as ongoing development research contribute to increased power, ensuring that the engine’s peak power output was maintained while stricter Euro 4 emissions regulations were cleared.


The lighter crankshaft and a number of changes to the chassis deliver a much lighter-handing machine.
The noticeably improved corner entry and flickability contribute to quicker lap times.
The twin-spar frame traces a direct line from the head pipe to the swingarm pivot. This delivers linear behaviour, which translates to greater control.

Frame twist was designed to be as close to the main pipes as possible, which further facilitates rider control.The frame design also contributes to cornering stability and a high level of feedback.

The frame is an all-cast construction consisting of only seven pieces.
This afforded engineers a great deal of design freedom. Wall thickness could be minimised while ensuring the required strength and rigidity.

Fewer pieces also means fewer welds, contributing to a higher-quality appearance and reduced variance in production.


The new Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) measures 5 degrees of axes and together with the ECU, programmed with Kawasaki’s proprietary logic, measures a 6th axis for precise chassis orientation awareness.
Along with Kawasaki’s integrated suite of electronics that include Power Modes, a new Kawasaki- Sports Traction Control (S-KTRC) system with 5 modes, Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Launch control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Engine Braking Control (KEBC), Kawasaki Quick shifter (KQS) and an improved Ohlins Electronic Steering Damper (ESD), the electronics package makes the Ninja ZX-10R a highly advanced factory superbike Kawasaki has yet to offer.


The Ninja ZX-10R features a new front fork jointly developed with Showa in the Superbike World championship.

Tested in world racing competition – and a great asset in Kawasaki’s championship-winning season – this technology, coming directly from Kawasaki’s factory race machine, is making its mass-production debut on the new Ninja ZX-10R.

The advanced Showa Balance Free Front Fork is complemented by Showa’s latest rear shock, the BFRC lite, a lighter, more compact version of their Balance Free Rear Cushion rear suspension, also debuting on the Ninja ZX-10R.


To further improve the Ninja ZX-10R’s corner entry performance on the circuit, a high-spec Brembo front brake system was implemented.

The Brembo system – very similar to the system used on the Ninja H2R – includes the best components available for a mass-production model.

Special tuning at the Brembo factory ensures that all play has been removed from the system, so that when the brakes are called for, they respond immediately.


Engine & Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 998 cc
Bore and Stroke 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Fuel Type / Minimum Octane Rating Unleaded petrol / RON95
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Transmission 6-speed, return
Maximum power 147.1 kW [200 PS] / 13,000 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air 154.4 kW [210 PS] / 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque 113.5 N.m [11.6 kgf.m] / 11,500 rpm
Dimensions & Chassis
Frame Type Twin spar, cast aluminium
Rake / Trail 25° / 107 mm
Tyre - Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre - Rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground clearance 145 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Curb mass 206 Kg
Fuel capacity 17 Litres
Overall Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,090 x 745 x 1,145 mm
Brakes & Suspension
Front / Wheel Travel ø43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs / 120 mm
Rear / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gascharged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring / 114 mm
Brake - Front Brembo based dual, massive semi-floating 330 mm discs
Caliper - Front dual radial mounted monobloc 4-piston
Brake - Rear Single 220 mm semi-floating petal disc
Caliper - Rear single bore aluminium piston