Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R vs Ducati Panigale 959 Comparison

Updated: 22, May, 2017 03:41 PM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 18,10,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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₹ 14,73,000
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DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES

Kerb/Wet Weight
206 kg200 kg
Ground Clearance
145 mm146 mm
Wheelbase
1440 mm1431 mm
Overall Length
2090 mm2056 mm
Overall Width
745 mm810 mm
Overall Height
1145 mm1115 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
17 litres17 litres
Seat Height
835 mm830 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

Top Speed
299 kmph289 kmph
Mileage (Combined)
12.5 kmplNA
Mileage (City)
10 kmplNA
Mileage (Highway)
15 kmplNA
0-100 kmph
2.9 secsNA

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

WHEELS & TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
NA
Alloy Wheels
NA
Wheel Type
AlloysNA
Front Tyre
120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre
190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 180/60 ZR17

ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE

Displacement
998 cc955 cc
Bore
76 mm100 mm
Stroke
55 mm60.8 mm
No. of Cylinders
42
Compression Ratio
13:112.5:1
Power-to-weight Ratio
956.31 BHP per tonne774.25 BHP per tonne
Torque-to-Weight Ratio
550.97 NM per tonne537 NM per tonne
Specific Output
197.39 BHP per litre162.14 BHP per litre
Engine Description
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line FourSuperquadro: L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Maximum Power
197.3 Bhp @ 13000 rpm154.85 BHP (157 HP) @ 10,500 rpm
Maximum Torque
113.5 Nm @ 11500 rpm107.4 NM @ 9,000 rpm
Cooling
Liquid CoolingNA
Valve System
DOHC, 16 valvesNA
Fuel System
Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles, dual injectionMitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full Ride-by-Wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Ignition
DigitalNA
Lubrication
Forced lubrication, Wet sump with oil coolerNA
Maximum Power with RAM Air
207.2 Bhp @ 13000 rpmNA
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrol

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE

ABS Light
RPM/Gear Display
NA
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Fuel Gauge
DigitalDigital
Tachometer
DigitalDigital
Trip Meter
DigitalDigital
Speedometer
DigitalDigital
Odometer
DigitalDigital
Clock
DigitalDigital

BATTERY

Battery Type
Maintenance FreeNA

BRAKES

Front Brake
Dual semi-floating ø330 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers, with Bosch ABS as standard.
Rear Brake
Single ø220 mm disc. Caliper: Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch ABS as standard.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
NA

QUICK FACTS

Type
SuperbikeSports
Official Tagline
Superbike SupremacyThe Perfect Balance
Status
AvailableAvailable
Mileage
10-15 kmpl (approx.)NA
Warranty
12 Months24 months unlimited mileage
Shades
Flat Ebony, Lime GreenRed, White
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)
Rs 18.10 lakhRs 14.73 lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi)
Rs 20 lakh (approx.)Rs 16.40 lakh (approx.)
Overview
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a 998cc motorcycle that produces mouth watering 197.3 BHP at 13000 rpm and 113.5 Nm at 11500 rpm. The liter class race machine comes with a 6-speed gearbox and weighs just 206 kg. If seen from its ex-showroom price of INR 16.40 lakh, Ninja ZX-10R serves as the most effective one from the nearest competition, which includes Honda CBR1000RR, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha YZF-R1. It gets the best in class power to weight ratio and uses premium components like 43 mm USD forks, dual floating 330 mm front disc and switchable ABS.Ducati 959 Panigale is the most elegant sport bike from the Italian manufacturer. It comes with a powerful 955cc, twin cylinder engine producing 154.85 BHP and 107.4 Nm of torque. The gearbox in use is a 6-speed unit while the bike claims a top speed of 289 kmph. It is one of the lightweight bikes (200 kg) around its segment and even seems to be the only twin cylinder machine that rivals Honda CBR1000RR, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Kawasaki ZX-10R. It is available in Red and White shade while the price tag for Delhi is INR 14.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

SUSPENSION

Front Suspension
ø43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springsFully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes.
Rear Suspension
Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gascharged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springFully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum double-sided swingarm.
Front Wheel Travel
120 mm120 mm (4.72 in)
Rear Wheel Travel
114 mm130 mm (5.12 in)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Exhaust/Muffler
Twin spar, cast aluminium2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminum outer sleeves.
Rake
25°24°
Trail
107 mm96 mm (3.78 in)
Steering Angle
27°(Left), 27°(Right)NA

TRANSMISSION

No. of Gears
66
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, ManualSlipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Final Drive
Sealed chainChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Primary Reduction Ratio
1.681 (79/47)NA
Final Reduction Ratio
2.294 (39/17)NA
Gear Ratios
1st=2.600, 2nd=2.214, 3rd=1.944, 4th=1.722, 5th=1.550, 6th=1.3911=37/15 2=30/16 3=27/18 4=25/20 5=24/22 6=23/24

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