FEATURES

KEY FEATURES

WSB-Developed Balance Free Front Fork

WSB-Developed Balance Free Front Fork

The Ninja ZX-10R features a new front fork jointly developed with Showa in the Superbike World championship. Tested in world racing competition this technology, coming directly from Kawasaki’s factory race machine, is making its mass-production debut on the new Ninja ZX-10R. 

Cylinder Head Ready for High-Lift Cams

Cylinder Head Ready for High-Lift Cams

Previously a feature unique to the Ninja ZX-10RR, now the cylinder head of all models provides the clearance to accommodate race-kit high-lift cams.  * Race-kit high-lift cams and valve springs offer increased high-rpm performance.  

Swingarm with optimised rigidity

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

Bosch IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit)

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

Titanium exhaust

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

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

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.  

High-visibility instrumentation

High-visibility instrumentation

The centrepiece of the Ninja ZX-10R’s instrument panel is the highly visibly LED-backlit bar-graph tachometer.

Horizontal Back-link rear suspension

Horizontal Back-link rear suspension

This rear suspension arrangement offers excellent performance while contributing to mass centralisation.
Revised linkage ratios offer a more linear feeling, which makes suspension adjustments easier to feel.

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.

High-performance Brembo Brake System

High-performance 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.

Cassette transmission

Cassette transmission

Race-style cassette transmission facilitates gear ratio changes to suit track conditions. The “cassette” is located high enough that it can be accessed without having the engine oil drain out.

Aluminium twin-spar frame

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.

Finger-follower valve actuation

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.

Aerodynamic bodywork

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.

Electronic throttle valves

Electronic throttle valves

Electronic throttle valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine. The system also enables more precise control of S-KTRC, as well as implementation of systems like KLCM and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control.

Cornering management function

Cornering management function

Feedback from the IMU enables the addition of a new function. The new cornering management function uses KIBS and S-KTRC to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.

BFRC lite

BFRC lite

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.

TECHNOLOGY

ABS

ABS

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

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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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KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter

KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless shifting.

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KLCM

KLCM

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

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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 - Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

KCMF - Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

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

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KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. 

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IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit

IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit

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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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

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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