Available in either Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black or New Pearl Flat White and Metallic Spark Black, the 2013 Ninja ZX-10R ABS is available now at Kawasaki dealerships across Australia at the RRP of $19,999 + ORC.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R well and truly proved itself in 2012. In the hands of Tom Sykes, the model scored four wins and a whopping nine Superpole bests in the World Superbike Championship. Most importantly of all, Sykes and the Ninja ZX-10R came within 0.5 points of winning the championship outright.
In addition to providing a high level of circuit performance care of its new engine, new frame and new suspension, one of the key goals of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R was to enable a greater number of riders to experience the thrill of riding a superbike at the limit. Advanced technology like its race-type traction control system (S-KTRC) and supersport-grade ABS (KIBS) helped make this possible.
Complementing its already high base performance, the 2013 Ninja ZX-10R ABS is equipped with an electronic steering damper – offering even more advanced technology to assist riders explore the limit.
Like the mechanical steering damper offered on the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R, Kawasaki’s new electronic steering damper was jointly developed with Öhlins, one of the most popular and respected manufacturers of steering dampers – whether racing at world-championship level or going to trackdays with friends. 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.
For the 2013 model year, the Ninja ZX-10R ABS also receives a striking new colour scheme.