• ninja-rr
THE CLOSEST THING TO A WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP MACHINE

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 Ninja ZX-10RR offer increased power, with an even wider power-band both advantages that that will further increase their race-winning potential. And the Ninja ZX-10RR – already one of the most potent track weapons in the paddock, and a proven championship winner receives tailor-made titanium connecting rods that benefit both engine and chassis performance, making it even more competitive. Limited-production (500 units worldwide) track-focused single seat model enhances the potential of the base model with further engine and chassis modifications, including titanium connecting rods, fine-tuned suspension settings, and forged Marchesini wheels.

GET CLOSER

This is one serious competitor. Equipped as standard with special forged Marchesini wheels plus Brembo M50 front calipers, the Ninja ZX-10RR takes no prisoners. Get Closer and you’ll find a new cylinder head designed for finger follower valve actuation and new crankcases plus a quick up and down shifter. For 2019 only 500 numbered units are available worldwide which are all fitted with titanium connecting rods contributing to the increased power to 204 PS. The track calls and the Ninja ZX-10RR listens.

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-10RR into a race machine.

FINGER-FOLLOWER VALVE ACTUATION

A change to finger-follower valve actuation and other updates increase the Ninja ZX-10RR’s engine performance. Peak horsepower is higher: now 204 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-10RR’s easy-to-use character is maintained while offering increased power.

TITANIUM CONNECTING RODS

Complementing the new finger-follower valve actuation, the Ninja ZX-10RR features special high-performance titanium connecting rods designed by Pankl, a company specialising in developing and manufacturing engine and drive-train components for formula race cars, high performance vehicles and the aerospace industry. Their lightweight components, made from high-grade materials, are designed using finite element analysis to withstand extreme mechanical stress. These high-performance connecting rods were developed specifically for the Ninja ZX-10RR alongside the Kawasaki Racing Team’s long-time performance partner.

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.

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.

HIDDEN ACCENTS

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

RR ENGINE COVERS

Machined “RR” logo engraved into the pulser cover helps distinguish the Ninja ZX-10RR from the crowd. Ignition key adorned with a “RR” logo adds another special touch.

1 TO 500

With production limited to 500 numbered units worldwide, the Ninja ZX-10RR is only for the lucky few.

SUSPENSION SETTINGS

To match the Ninja ZX-10RR’s single-seat specification and wheels and tyres, front and rear suspension settings ensure smooth weight transfer during deceleration and acceleration on the circuit. Pitching is kept at a manageable level, resulting in composed behaviour. Complementing the  Pirelli tyres, the suspension settings contribute to the bike’s quicker lap times.

 
WHEELS & TYRES

7-spoke multi-directional forged aluminium wheels jointly developed with Marchesini contribute to lighter handling – especially when changing direction. They offer a balance of high rigidity and a significantly reduced moment of inertia. In addition The Ninja ZX-10RR is fit with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.

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.

HIGH QUALITY REAR BRAKE

At the rear a Brembo 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. Steel-braided line is used for the rear brake as well, contributing to greater feel.

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.

 
24 MONTH WARRANTY

A 24 Month Unlimited Kilometre Warranty is standard on the 2019 Ninja ZX-10RR (ABS)

BALANCE FREE FRONT FORK

Showa’s new BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion) shock unit is lighter and more compact than their earlier units. The new shock contributes to increased traction and superb shock-absorption performance

TITANIUM MUFFLER

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

ALUMINIUM TWIN-SPAR FRAME

Revised geometry care of a steering head moved closer to the rider, and a longer swingarm put more weight on the front for increased corner entry stability and confidence on the circuit.

SWINGARM WITH OPTIMISED RIGIDITY

Designed using Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis and a from-the-outside-in approach, swingarm with optimised rigidity contributes to nimbler handling

BREMBO BRAKE SYSTEM

Dual high-spec Brembo M50 monobloc calipers gripping larger ø330 mm discs, specially prepared radial-pump master cylinder and race-quality steel-braided lines deliver next-level braking performance.

HIGH QUALITY REAR BRAKE

At the rear a Brembo 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. Steel-braided line is used for the rear brake as well, giving greater rider feedback.

KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER

Fitted standard, KQS helps riders maximise their acceleration on the circuit when needed by enabling them to shift gears while keeping the throttle fully open. Complementing the Ninja ZX-10R’s increased circuit potential, a contactless-type quick shifter enables quick upshifts for seamless acceleration.  The system detects that the shift lever has been actuated, and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged without having to use the clutch. (Clutch use is recommended for downshifts.)

KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL

Designed to assist riders by optimising acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically controls engine output to prevent wheelspin and minimise wheelies when launching.

  • Riders can choose from three modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.
  • Each mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open.
KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL

Hybrid predictive/feedback-type evolution of the highly sophisticated traction control system helps riders push harder by maximising acceleration. 5 modes enable expert riders to get even more serious enjoyment on the circuit.

ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL

This system allows riders to set engine braking according to personal preferences.

LIGHTWEIGHT 3-SPOKE WHEELS

One of the lightest OEM wheel designs in the market, the Ninja ZX-10R’s gravity-cast wheels with their 3-spoke design offer an excellent balance of light weight and rigidity.Screw-in type, aluminium side-facing tyre air valves ensure easy maintenance.

ELECTRONIC STEERING DAMPER

Specially developed Öhlins electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on vehicle speed and degree of acceleration or deceleration. Revised settings were optimised for the racetrack and winding roads.

AERODYNAMIC BODYWORK

Large upper cowl improves the aerodynamic performance of the machine-rider package, offering a lower coefficient of drag than the previous model. The wind protection offers reduced stress from wind blast and enables riders to change positions more smoothly as they set up for corner entry when riding.

RAM AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

Ram Air intake is positioned close to front of the bike (where air pressure is highest), contributing to air-box filling efficiency. Large 10L air-box allows a greater volume of intake air to be supplied to the engine.

ERGONOMICS

Riding position has been set up to give the rider confidence both on and off the track. With the handlebars moved 7.5 mm closer to the rider, the riding position is a little more compact, offering riders greater flexibility to choose their position while riding.

HEADLIGHTS

More compact line-beam headlamp units match the new upper cowl design and enhance the bike’s imposing image.

  • LED-type (3-bulb) position lamp located at the top of the Ram Air duct.
  • Cowl-mounted mirrors feature integrated LED-type (2-bulb) turn signals.
  • The turn signals are connected via couplers, enabling easy mirror removal for trackday use.
PURPOSEFUL, RACEY STYLING

Based largely on the sleek curves of its predecessor, the Ninja ZX-10R’s purposeful new styling is distinctive, but easily recognisable. Fuller upper cowl and new screen provides optimal wind defection so that the rider can change position more smoothly while riding. High-quality fit and finish and superb attention to detail ensure the bike looks equally impressive up close.

24 MONTH WARRANTY

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

Ninja ZX-10RR (ZX102GKF)
 
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
 
Clutch Wet Multi-disc, manual
 
Frame Twin spar, cast aluminium
 
Wheel travel – front 120 mm
 
Wheel travel – rear 114 mm
 
Tyre Size-front 120/70ZR17 (58W)
 
Tyre Size-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
 
Suspension – 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 
 
Brakes – rear Single ø220 mm disc with single-bore pin-slide caliper, ABS
 
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
 
Fuel capacity 17 litres
 
Curb Mass 206 kg
 
Max Power 150.0 kW {204 PS} / 13,500 rpm
 
Max Power with Ram Air 157.5 kW {214 PS} / 13,500 rpm
 
Max Torque 115.7 N.m {11.8 kgf.m} / 11,200 rpm
 
Colour Lime Green
 
Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres