Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

All-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R to be launched overseas

Kawasaki Heavy Industries announced that it will update the Ninja ZX-10R Supersport Motorcycle and will release it overseas beginning January 2016.

The 2016 ZX-10R has a better circuit performance because it reflects the feedback acquired from the 2015 Superbike World Championship that Jonathan Rea won.

The four-stroke, four-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, Liquid-cooled 998cc engine delivers sharp handling because of the crank’s lower moment of inertia, thereby offering improved acceleration and cornering ability. The Ninja ZX-10R meets the Euro4, a new emission standard to be implemented beginning 2016, because it adopts new electronic throttle valves that deliver improved combustion efficiency.

The dimensions of its mainframe has been revised, improving the ground feeling of the front tire and its cornering performance. The newly adopted Balance Free Front Fork is the same fork mounted to the Superbike Championship machine, making it a high-specced model.

The fuller front fairing offers better wind protection and operability when entering corners.

It is also newly mounted with an Inertia Measurement Unit (IMU) and an ECU programmed with Kawasaki’s proprietary logic. These give precise chassis orientation and control.

(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)