FEATURES

KEY FEATURES

Exhaust system

Exhaust system

Exhaust header pipes, formed from heat-resistant titanium alloy, have almost the same length and diameter as their race-use counterparts. (This feature makes it easier for riders to increase exhaust performance (for track applications) without having to replace the entire exhaust system.

BPF (Big Piston Front fork)

BPF (Big Piston Front fork)

The BPF is one of the great contributing factors to the enhanced composure under braking. Reducing the damping pressure allows the slide pipe to move more smoothly. 

LED taillight

LED taillight

Compact tail cowl culminates with an elegant LED (9-bulb) taillight.

Öhlins steering damper

Öhlins steering damper

Unlike a mechanical steering damper – in which the settings, once fixed, must cover all riding conditions and speeds – with the new damper, the damping characteristics are changed electronically according to vehicle speed, and the degree of acceleration or deceleration. At low speeds, the settings were chosen such that damping does not interfere with the bike’s intrinsic lightweight handling. At high speeds, damping increases to provide enhanced stability

Aluminium Twin-spar frame

Aluminium Twin-spar frame

The twin-spar frame traces a more direct line from the head pipe to the swingarm pivot. This delivers more linear behaviour, translating to greater control. Frame twist was designed to be as close to the main pipes as possible, which further facilitates rider control. Frame also offers increases cornering stability and a high level of feedback.

998 cm³ Liquid-Cooled Engine

998 cm³ Liquid-Cooled Engine

The engine offers linear power delivery right to its heady peak power. To ensure ideal engine manageability during all parts of the corner. Peak torque was moved to the higher rpm range, eliminating the torque peaks and valleys that made it difficult for racers to open the throttle with confidence.

Aluminium swingarm

Aluminium swingarm

Like the frame, the swingarm is an all-cast (3-piece) construction. The swingarm’s rigidity balance was designed to complement the frame. Complex design contributes to appearance and a high-quality image.

Brakes

Brakes

Radial-pump front brake master cylinder operates Tokico radial-mount brake calipers with dual pads for formidable stopping performance, superb initial bite characteristics and a high level of control care of progressive feel after the initial bite.  

Mirrors with integrated LED signals

Mirrors with integrated LED signals

Cowl-mounted mirrors features integrated LED-type (2-bulb) turn signals (a first on a Japanese mass-production model). The turn signals are connected via couplers, facilitating mirror removal for trackday use.

Headlamps

Headlamps

Line-beam headlamps enable front cowl to be made shorter, contributing to the sharp, aggressive design.

Instrumentation

Instrumentation

The centrepiece of the instrument panel is the highly visibly LED-backlit bar-graph tachometer. The multi-function LCD features two display modes: Standard and Race. Switching to Race Mode alters the display as follows: Main LCD: Speed => Gear position Right side: Clock => Speed To switch to Race Mode, toggle the multi-mode display on the left side to Lap Timer.

Fuel tank

Fuel tank

Design of the sculpted fuel tank follows the same theme of “curves.” Fuel tank capacity is 17 litres.

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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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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S-KTRC

S-KTRC

S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control) is a racing technology-based predictive traction control system designed to help riders push harder on the racetrack by maximising acceleration.

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Power Modes (V)

Power Modes (V)

Three selectable Power Modes, including one mode in which power delivery varies according to throttle application.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

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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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