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2020 Ninja ZX-10R

THE CLOSEST THING TO A WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP MACHINE

A change to finger-follower valve actuation and other updates increase the Ninja ZX-10R’s engine performance. Peak horsepower is higher: now 203 PS, which can easily be augmented care of a full race exhaust. However, the changes benefit performance across the rev range, delivering increased power at all rpm – an advantage for racers as well as World Superbike teams. The changes essentially raise the flat torque curve of the previous model, so the Ninja ZX-10R’s easy-to-use character is maintained while offering increased power. High-level base model features an engine and chassis with a high level of circuit potential, complemented by high-grade components like Balance Free Front Fork and BFRC lite suspension and a potent Brembo brake package.

GET CLOSER

Based on the KRT race machine that has been amassing record after record in the Superbike World Championship, Kawasaki’s trio of litre-class supersport models allow a wide range of riders to experience the thrill of exploring their limits on the circuit. Engine improvements for 2019 offer increased power, with an even wider powerband – both advantages that that will further increase their race-winning potential. This is as close as it gets to being part of the official Kawasaki World Superbike team. Ninja ZX-10R Get Closer.

RACE READY ENGINE

A number of changes offering enhanced performance and increased reliability care of feedback from Kawasaki’s racing efforts in the Superbike World Championship facilitate converting the Ninja ZX-10R into a race machine.

FINGER-FOLLOWER VALVE ACTUATION

A change to finger-follower valve actuation and other updates increase the Ninja ZX-10R’s engine performance. Peak horsepower is higher: now 203 PS, which can easily be augmented care of a full race exhaust.  However, the changes benefit performance across the rev range, delivering increased power at all rpm – an advantage for racers as well as World Superbike teams. The changes essentially raise the flat torque curve of the previous model, so the Ninja ZX-10R’s easy-to-use character is maintained while offering increased power.

CYLINDER & CRANKCASES

The new cylinder head provides the clearance to accommodate race-kit high-lift cams. The high-rigidity crankcase offers excellent reliability and performance for a race-tuned engine.

HIDDEN ACCENTS

All models feature a red painted cylinder head cover, an expression of the high performance offered by finger-follower valve actuation.

KQS (KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER)

Dual-direction KQS is now standard equipment on all models. Dual-direction KQS system allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts, facilitating circuit riding. Designed for effective sport riding, KQS can also be used on the street at rpm above 2,500 min-1.

BALANCED FREE FRONT FORK

The Ninja ZX-10R features the Showa BFF front suspension, developed in the Superbike World Championships. Tested in world racing competition this technology, coming directly from the Kawasaki’s factory race machines to be featured on the Ninja ZX-10R.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE BREMBO BRAKE SYSTEM

A pair of massive φ330 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.0 mm deliver superb braking force. The stainless steel rotors offer high rigidity and contribute to excellent brake feel. 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.

REAR BRAKE

At the rear a 220 mm diameter disc is slowed by a single-piston caliper. The disc’s round shape complements the round shape of the front Brembo discs.

ÖHLINS ELECTRONIC STEERING DAMPER

Kawasaki’s electronic steering damper, jointly developed with Öhlins, is standard equipment on all models. Electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on what the bike is doing.  Using input from the rear wheel speed sensor (provided via the engine ECU), the electronic steering damper’s ECU determines the vehicle’s speed as well as the degree the bike is accelerating or decelerating. For riders who prefer a mechanical steering damper, the race kit ECU can accommodate either the electronic or mechanical damper.

BOSCH IMU (INERTIA MEASUREMENT UNIT)

Compact IMU operates in 6 DOF (degrees of freedom): 5 measured + 1 calculated. Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

TITANIUM EXHAUST

Heat-resistant titanium header pipes and silencer contribute to performance, long-lasting durability, light weight and mass centralisation.

AERODYNAMIC BODYWORK

Larger upper cowl cuts through the air more efficiently, and offers the rider greater wind protection, making it easier to shift position for corner entry when riding on the track.

24 MONTH WARRANTY

A 24 Month Unlimited Kilometre Warranty is standard on the 2019 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition

Engine
Model Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1002ELFA)
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 998 cm³
Bore X Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Valve System DOHC 16 valve
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Clutch= Wet Multi-disc, manual
Frame
Type Twin spar, cast aluminium
Wheel Travel Front 120 mm
Wheel Travel Back 114 mm
Tyre
Front 120/70ZR17 (58W)
Rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Suspension
Front ø43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Rear Horizontal Back-link, BFRC lite gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Brakes
Front Dual semi-floating ø330 mm Brembo discs with dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc oppossed 4-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Single ø220 mm disc with single-bore pin-slide caliper, ABS
Dimensions
L x W x H 2,090 x 740 x 1,145 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Curb Mass 206 kg
Fuel Capacity 17 litres
Performance
Max Power 147.1 kW {200 PS} / 13,000 rpm
Max 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
Colour/s Kawasaki Racing Team Lime Green
Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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