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THE CLOSEST THING TO A WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPION MACHINE


The track-focused 998 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line four engine offers linear power delivery right to its heady peak power. For maximum track-riding efficiency, great care was taken to ensure ideal engine manageability during all parts of the corner: getting off the throttle in corner entry, getting back on the throttle mid-corner, opening the throttle on corner exit. Peak torque is in the higher rpm range, eliminating the torque peaks and valleys that make it difficult for racers to open the throttle with confidence.

PERFORMANCE

POWER & ACCELERATION


All-new in 2011, the Ninja ZX-10R’s engine balanced stunning power with manageability, and facilitated getting back on the gas by moving peak torque higher up in the rpm range. The new engine maintains this essential character, but offers a stronger low-mid range for increased acceleration coming out of corners.
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INCREASED BRAKE FORCE. INCREASED CONTROLLABILITY. IMPROVED TOUCH. 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.
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ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES NATURAL ENGINE RESPONSE


Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions.

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EURO 4 COMPLIANT


The engine is more responsive, spinning up more quickly with benefits both for acceleration, deceleration and cornering performance. The feedback from Kawasaki’s WSBK factory race machine and ongoing development research contribute to increased power and Euro 4 emissions compliance.Heat-resistant titanium header pipes and silencer contribute to performance, long-lasting durability, light weight and mass centralisation.
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CHASSIS

WSB-DEVELOPED SUSPENSION WSB-DEVELOPED SUSPENSION


The Ninja ZX-10R features a new front fork jointly developed with Showa in the WSBK championship. This technology 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 and the new BFRC lite.
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LIGHTER-HANDLING CHASSIS


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. 
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SHOWA BFRC LITE


The  Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers excellent performance while contributing to mass centralisation.

Showa’s new BFRC lite rear shock is a lighter, more compact version of their ealier BFRC shock. The high-spec shock unit offers numerous benefits including:
- increased ride comfort
- increased traction
- independently adjustable compression and rebound damping
- reduced weight.
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LIGHTER CRANKSHAFT NIMBLE HANDLING


In addition to the benefits to acceleration and deceleration, reducing the crankshaft’s moment of inertia offers handling benefits as well. With the reduced gyroscopic effect of the rotating crankshaft, handling is lighter, the bike is more flickable, and turn-in is quicker.
Crankshaft has a 20% lower moment of inertia. This revision – one of the most significant changes brought about by feedback from Kawasaki’s WSB factory team – benefits the bike’s overall performance.
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IDEAL RIGIDITY ALUMINIUM SWINGARM


Taking a from-the-tyres-inward approach, Kawasaki’s dynamic modelling program was employed to determine the stresses that would be placed on the swingarm when the tyres are used to their full potential on the circuit. Then advanced dynamic rigidity analysis was used to precisely determine the necessary wall thickness and size to deliver the ideal lateral and torsional rigidity.
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Aluminium Swingarm


Longer (+15.8 mm) swingarm contributes to the increased weight on the front. The benefits can be felt during braking, turn-in and when flicking the bike from one side to the other.
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ELECTRONICS

KAWASAKI’S NEXT-LEVEL ELECTRONICS CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION


The strength of Kawasaki’s cutting-edge electronics has always been the highly sophisticated programming. Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program with the addition of a Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) and the latest evolution of this advanced modelling software, takes the step to the next level.
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BOSCH INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT BOSCH IMU


With the addition of a Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) and the latest evolution of this advanced modelling software, our electronic management technology takes the step to the next level – changing from setting-type and reaction-type systems to feedback-type systems – to deliver even greater levels of riding excitement. 
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HELPING RIDERS EXPLORE THE LIMIT


The electronic management systems on the new Ninja ZX-10R have an even greater capacity to facilitate rider control and assist riders to experience what it is like to ride a high-powered superbike at the limit on the track.
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ÖHLINS ELECTRONIC STEERING DAMPER 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. 
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helping riders maximise their acceleration on the circuit KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER


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.
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STYLING

Aerodynamic Bodywork


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

TECHNOLOGY

KIBS

KIBS

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

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ABS

ABS

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

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KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter

KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts.

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KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

KEBC (Kawasaki Engine Brake Control) allows riders to select their preferred amount of engine braking.

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Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

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KCMF

KCMF

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis pnarameters throughout the corner.

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IMU

IMU

Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

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KLCM - Kawasaki Launch Control Mode

KLCM - Kawasaki Launch Control Mode

KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) optimises acceleration from a stop by electronically managing engine output to prevent wheelspin.

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S-KTRC

S-KTRC

S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control) is a MotoGP-based predictive traction control system for sport riding.

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Power Modes

Power Modes

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

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Economical Riding Indicator

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

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