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2021 Ninja ZX-10R

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Building on Proven Performance

The Ninja ZX-10R supersport bike is built for those who rise to the challenge. Hailing from the proving grounds of the FIM WorldSBK Championship, the Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle is the direct result of decades of world-class road racing innovation, carrying Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) rider Jonathan Rea to six consecutive championship titles.

Our experience on the track has led to a potent 998cc four-cylinder engine, a race-optimized chassis and an innovative electronics package. Face Yourself and push your limits aboard the Ninja ZX-10R.

 

Available in two colours for 2021:

  • Lime Green with Ebony & Pearl Blizzard White - Kawasaki Racing Team (GN1)
  • Flat Ebony - Kawasaki Racing Team (BK2)

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FEATURING:

  • UPDATED 998cc FOUR-CYLINDER DOHC ENGINE AND AIR-COOLED OIL COOLER
  • UPDATED CHASSIS GEOMETRY
  • NEW IMU-ENHANCED ELECTRONICS PACKAGE
  • UPDATED SHOWA BALANCE FREE FRONT FORK AND BFRC LITE REAR SHOCK
  • FINGER-FOLLOWER VALVE ACTUATION
  • SPORT-KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL (S-KTRC)
  • KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE (KLCM)
  • KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION (KCMF)
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (KIBS)

 

FEATURING:

  • EXCLUSIVE KAWASAKI RACING TEAM COLOURS & GRAPHICS
  • NEW AERODYNAMIC BODY WITH INTEGRATED WINGLETS
  • NEW ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL
  • NEW INTEGRATED RIDING MODES
  • NEW POWER MODE SELECTION
  • NEW ALL LED LIGHTING
  • NEW ALL DIGITAL TFT COLOR INSTRUMENTATION
  • NEW SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY VIA RIDEOLOGY THE APP
  • OHLINS ELECTRONIC STEERING DAMPER
  • KAWASAKI ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL
  • BREMBO BRAKES
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER (KQS)

Powerful & Efficient

Internal engine designs, from the lightweight crankshaft and pistons to the wide intake and exhaust ports, focus on producing peak power and delivering strong low- to mid-range power for quick acceleration.

World SBK Inspired

Valve train inspired by Kawasaki’s WorldSBK engineers is an example of top-level racing technology. Finger-follower valve actuation enables a higher rev limit and more aggressive cam profiles – both contributing to high-rpm performance.

Controlled Power Delivery

47mm electronic throttle valves and 32-bit ECU operate with great precision to provide smooth engine response.

Lightweight & Balanced

The titanium alloy exhaust system is heat resistant, lightweight and positioned to create a low center of gravity for effective mass centralization and light handling.

Updated Ninja ZX-10R Engine

With a powerful 998 cm3, liquid cooled, 4-stroke in In-Line Four updates to the Ninja ZX-10R's powerful engine offers cleaner emissions while maintaining the performance of its predecessor. For the Ninja ZX-10R, a higher rev limit contributes to a wider powerband and increased circuit performance.

Air-Cooled Oil Cooler

Based on feedback from Kawasaki’s WSB race machine, the new air-cooled oil cooler features an independent circuit – a design often seen on high performance models.

Next-Generation Ninja Styling

The aerodynamic racer-inspired front cowl, highlighted by compact LED headlights, new Ram Air intake and a  taller windshield, is the “face” of the Ninja ZX-10R’s next generation Ninja styling.

Smartphone Connectivity

The compact new 4.3” all-digital TFT colour instrumentation give the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance. The new meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model.

Integrated Winglets

Winglets built into the upper cowl generate downforce that helps keep the front wheel on the ground during strong acceleration.

A Winning Position

The Ninja ZX-10R receives improved ergonomics for 2021. Wider handlebar and higher footpeg positions offer a more aggressive riding position, while a new seat design helps riders minimise drag on straightaways when tucked behind the taller windshield.

Integrated Riding Modes: Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (manual)

All-inclusive modes that link S-KTRC and Power Mode allow riders to efficiently set traction control and power delivery to suit a given riding situation

Enhanced Street-Riding Experience

For riders who enjoy street riding, features like Electronic Cruise Control, full-colour TFT instrumentation, and being able to access their motorcycle via a smartphone all add to the experience.

High-Grade Suspension

More circuit settings for the WSB-Developed BFF (Balance Free Fork) and BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion) shock facilitate front-rear weight transfer, and contribute to light handling.

High-Performance Brembo Brake System

Dual high-spec Brembo M50 monobloc calipers gripping large ø330 mm discs, specially prepared radial-pump master cylinder delivers next-level braking performance.

Lightweight Wheels

One of the lightest wheel designs in the market, the Ninja ZX-10R’s gravity-cast wheels with their 3-spoke design offer an excellent balance of light weight and rigidity that contributes to edge grip when riding on the track. Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS11 tyres finish off the look.

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

The dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) system facilitates acceleration by allowing clutchless upshifts and downshifts while on the track. Designed for more effective sport riding, KQS can also be used on the street when the engine is above 2,500 rpm.

Next-Level Technology

The highly advanced, compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. Kawasaki’s dynamic modeling software utilizes the Bosch IMU as a source of input then processes the input to provide electronic rider aides that support the rider’s intentions while maintaining seamless performance. 

Traction Control

Hybrid predictive/feedback-type evolution of the highly sophisticated traction control system helps racers push harder by maximizing acceleration. Five modes enable a greater range of feeling for specific track conditions and riding preferences. Updates to Modes 4 and 5 offer a more rider-friendly characteristic while cornering.

Cornering Management

Input from the IMU enables cornering management which assists riders in holding their intended line through the corners on the track.

Optimal Damping

Specially developed Öhlins electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on vehicle speed and degree of acceleration or deceleration.

2021 Ninja ZX-10R

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Model

Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1002LMFAN)

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement998 cm³
Bore x Stroke76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Valve SystemDOHC 16 valve
Fuel SystemFuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
Transmission6-speed, return
ClutchWet Multi-disc, manual
FrameTwin spar, cast aluminium
Wheel travel - front120 mm
Wheel travel - rear115 mm
Tyre Size-front120/70ZR17 (58W)
Tyre Size-rear190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Suspension - frontø43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Suspension - rearHorizontal Back-link, BFRC lite gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Brakes - frontDual semi-floating ø330 mm Brembo discs with dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc oppossed 4-piston calipers, ABS
Brakes - rearSingle ø220 mm disc with single-bore pin-slide caliper, ABS
L x W x H2,085 x 750 x 1,185 mm
Wheelbase1,450 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Seat height835 mm
Fuel capacity17 litres
Curb Mass207 kg
Max Power149.3 kW {203 PS} / 13,200 rpm
Max Power with Ram Air156.8 kW {213 PS} / 13,200 rpm
Max Torque114.9 N.m {11.7 kgf.m} / 11,400 rpm
Colour1) Lime Green with Ebony Pearl & Blizzard White (Kawasaki Racing Team) - GN1
2) Flat Ebony (Kawasaki Racing Team) - BK2
Warranty24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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