Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 15,83,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Availability Status in India Available
2-Wheeler Type Superbike
Latest Price in India 2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R price is INR 15.83 lakh (ex-showroom).
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Lime Green, Flat Ebony Type2
Official Tagline Face Yourself
On Road Price Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R on road price is Rs 18.22 lakh in Delhi, Rs 18.84 lakh in Mumbai, Rs 18.44 lakh in Kolkata and Rs 18.68 lakh in Chennai. The prices mentioned here are approximate and we suggest you contact your nearest Kawasaki dealership to get the exact on-road price quote in your city.
MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
Engine Details 998cc, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke In-Line Four Cylinder, 16-Valves, DOHC Engine
Fuel System Fuel Injection: ø47 mm x 4 with Dual Injection
Cooling Liquid Cooled
Engine cc (Displacement) 998 cc
Maximum Power 203 HP @ 13,200 rpm
Maximum Torque 114.9 Nm @ 11,400 rpm
Number of Cylinders 4
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump with Air-Cooled Oil Cooler
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Bore 76 mm
Stroke 55 mm
Valve System DOHC, 16 Valves
Maximum Power with RAM Air 213 HP @ 13,200 rpm
Number of Gears 6
Gearbox Type 6-Speed, Cassette
Clutch Wet Multi-Disc, Manual
Gear Ratios 1st-2.600 (39/15), 2nd-2.158 (41/19), 3rd-1.882 (32/17), 4th-1.650 (33/20), 5th-1.476 (31/21), 6th-1.304 (30/23)
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Power Modes
Electronic Throttle Valves
MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED
Mileage Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R mileage is 16.2 kmpl (company-claimed).
Performance In terms of performance, the 1000cc superbike can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in around 3 seconds.
Top Speed Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R top speed is 299 kmph (electronically limited).
BRAKES AND TYRES
Front Brake 330mm Dual Semi-Floating Brembo Discs
Rear Brake 220mm Single Disc
ABS 2-Channel ABS
Front Tyre 120/70-ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/55-ZR17 M/C (75W)
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
PERFORMANCE FIGURES
0-100 kmph 3 secs
KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS
Braking System 2-Channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Key Features Digital TFT Colour Instrumentation, Electronic Cruise Control, Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System, Kawasaki Quick Shifter, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode, Inertial Measurement Unit, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control, Power Modes, Economical Riding Indicator, Smartphone Connectivity, LED Headlights, New Tail Cowl, LED Tail Lamps, LED Signal Lamp.
Ride Modes Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (Manual)
Similar Bikes Yamaha YZF-R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Aprilia RSV4 RR, Honda CBR1000RR-R, Ducati Panigale V4, MV Agusta F4 RR
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Fork (BFF) with External Compression Chamber, Compression and Rebound Damping and Spring Preload Adjustability, and Top-Out Springs (Showa)
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link with BFRC Lite Gas-Charged Shock, Piggyback Reservoir, Compression and Rebound Damping and Spring Preload Adjustability, and Top-Out Spring (Showa)
Frame (Chassis) Twin Spar, Cast Aluminium
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 115 mm
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 750 mm
Overall Height 1185 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1450 mm
Kerb Weight 207 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
RPM/Gear Display
Fuel Gauge Digital
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Economy Riding Indicator
Mobile Phone Connectivity Via Bluetooth
IMU Indicator
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Head Light LED
Tail Light LED
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
COMFORT FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Rider’s Footpegs
Cruise Control
Engine Kill Switch
Miscellaneous Information
Steering Damper Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper
Rake 25°
Trail 105 mm
Steering Angle 27°(Left), 27°(Right)
Ex Showroom Price vs On Road Price Ex-Showroom Price is the Manufacturing Cost of the vehicle + Dealer/Seller Profit + GST (Goods and Service Tax) + Transportation Charges (from the manufacturing plant to the dealership). On the other hand, the On-Road Price is the actual cost you pay to the dealership to make the vehicle legal to run on the roads. It includes Ex-Showroom Price in your city + RTO Charges (Vehicle Registration) + One Time Road Tax + Insurance Charges. The On-Road Price also includes some optional things like if you opt for Genuine Accessories and Extended Warranty while buying a vehicle. Please note that the On-Road Price varies a lot across different states in India due to different percentage for the State Registration Charges.
TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)
Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
Kawasaki Launch Control (KLCM)
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC)
Kawasaki Intelligent ABS (KIBS)

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Review

07 Jun, 2022 11:31 AM

Detailed Review by Maxabout Team

Overview

Despite the fact that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R was constructed in 2020, it was only released in March 2021 in India, with a single model STD BS-VI. The ZX-10R is a single-seater version with stickier tyres, lighter Marchesini wheels, and innovative track-bits to help it accelerate through turns. It has been granted permission to use the River Mark after winning seven World Superbike Championship titles.

Kawasaki released the ZX-10RR, a track-focused derivative of the ZX-10R, on March 11, 2017. The ZX-10RR is a single-seater version featuring stickier tyres, lighter Marchesini wheels, and innovative track-bits to help it accelerate around turns. The new ZX-10R isn't just a facelift; it's an entirely revamped motorcycle with a new chassis and improved mechanicals. It now has a cassette transmission with better ratios and a rapid shifter, as well as a larger swingarm for better traction.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Design and Style

This motorcycle is just stunning, to be razor-sharp, with everything onboard engineered for best-in-class aerodynamics. The size of the ZX10-R distinguishes it from other 1-litre motorcycles. This Kawasaki can readily be mistaken for a lower capacity motorcycle due to its smaller bulk and compact size. The 2016 model's headstock is 7.5mm closer to the rider, putting more weight back into the bike. Its swing arm has been lengthened by 15.8mm, giving it a wheelbase of 56.7 inches, which is nearly 1/2-inch longer than the predecessor. There's also new bracing to stiffen the swing arm.

On either side of the ram-air system duct is an ogling face with dual eagle-eyed headlamps. The scary green machine's tremendous capability is symbolised by the 'Ninja' moniker on the bulging fuel tank and the sharply chiselled fairing with racy decals. The new ZX-10R has an almost identical side profile to the previous generation. The lime-garnished three-spoke black alloy wheels and exposed drive chain look fantastic. The ZX-10R's back end doesn't measure up to the hype created by its front end, and it's plain and simple with a tail lamp and tiny turn indicators.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Engine and Gearbox

Kawasaki has put forth the most effort in this area, and the engine is said to be even more dangerous than previously. The redesigned and lighter crankshaft for the 998cc inline four-pot engine helps the unit spin up faster. As a result, the throttle response and acceleration have improved. This redesigned crank also reduces reciprocating mass and inertia by 20%, resulting in better corner turn-ins and better side-to-side transitions.

A compact valve train for reduced overall head height, straighter, wider, and polished intake/exhaust ports, lighter pistons, relatively-larger exhaust valves, a revised combustion chamber for better power at higher RPMs, and increased valve overlap for similar benefits are among the other changes in the powerplant. The maximum power stays the same at 203 HP (climbs to 207 HP with ram air). The peak torque figure of 114.9 Nm @ 11,400 rpm is also impressive.

Not only has the engine been updated, but so has the transmission, which now features a cassette gearbox with improved ratios, a new and lighter clutch primary, and a slipper clutch with a rapid shifter.

Full, Middle, and Low are the three power settings available (which limits power to about 60 per cent of the total power). The variable Middle mode, which may change engine performance and delivery by the intentional use of throttle control, is undoubtedly the most intriguing of the three modes. The engine performance is essentially the same as in Low mode if you apply less than 50 per cent throttle, but once you reach 50 per cent, you have full power.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Suspension and Brakes

Kawasaki's racing background is reflected in the suspension on the 10R. Redesigned chassis have improved side-to-side agility even further. The headstock has been shifted 7.5mm closer to the rider, and the engine has been raised and positioned further forward to transmit more weight to the front. While this promotes agility, it is also said to improve the motorcycle's stability. The bike's wheelbase has been increased by 12mm for better transition support, and it's now stiffer. The new Showa Balance Free Fork, which includes an exterior damping valve chamber, performs admirably in all conditions. The rebound and compression damping valves are totally isolated, similar to the Ohlins TTX/FGR idea, in order to allow oil to flow unidirectionally through the valves. The damping valves on the rear Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock follow the same layout, and the shock linkage has been changed to allow for a larger range of settings. It now has a five-level traction control system, as opposed to the three-level system on the previous generation vehicle. According to Kawasaki, it is their most advanced system to date. It's a predictive and feedback system that uses a Bosch five-axis IMU. It allows for some slip based on feedback from wheel speed sensors and throttle position, but it also predicts when things are about to go wrong. The braking system has also been improved. Brembo M50 monoblock brake callipers and a Brembo radial-pump master cylinder are standard on the 2016 ZX-10R, with the former clamping onto bigger, 330mm discs. 310mm discs were used in the previous model.

Instrument Console of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R now features a 4.3-inch all-digital TFT colour unit with selectable background, functions such as a digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, throttle application, current and average fuel consumption, and much more, two display modes, and an external race-style shift light. With Kawasaki's RIDEOLOGY THE APP, also has Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity. Kawasaki Quick Shifter, launch control, five-mode traction control, engine brake control, three power modes, Ohlins electronic steering damper, and optional ABS are among the various technological assistance.

Key Features of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Key features of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R include Integrated Winglets, Powerful 998cc Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke In-Line Four Engine, New air-cooled oil cooler, Close-ratio Transmission, LED Headlights, New tail cowl, LED tail Lamps, LED signal Lamp, Kawasaki River Mark, 4.3-inch TFT Colour Instrumentation, Smartphone Connectivity, Light-Handling Chassis (Aluminium Twin-spar Frame / Aluminium Swingarm), Advanced Showa BFF (Balance Free Front Fork), Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension with Showa BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion), High-performance Brembo Brake System, Aerodynamic Riding Position, Integrated Riding Modes: Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (Manual), Electronic Cruise Control, Next-Generation Ninja Styling and Single seat for Indian Market.

Top Speed and Mileage of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has a stated mileage of 16.2 kilometres per litre, and the 1000cc superbike can sprint from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in roughly 3 seconds, with a top speed of 299 kilometres per hour (electronically limited).

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Colour Options

New colour options for the 2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R provide stylistic upgrades. Lime Green and Metallic Diablo Black are two new colour possibilities for this litre-class supersport model from the Japanese manufacturer.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Competitors

Kawasaki Z650 RS, BMW R NineT Scrambler, Ducati Multistrada 950, Triumph Tiger 900, Ducati Panigale V2, Moto Guzzi V85 TT, Ducati Scrambler 1100, Suzuki Hayabusa, BMW R 1250 RT, BMW R 1250 R are the top opponents for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10 R.

Conclusion

The ZX-10R features committed ergonomics that are excellent on the track but less so on the road. It's also more ideal for racing because of the tall gearing. Overall, the ZX-10R is the most economical litre-class bike available in India, with the best value for money for the kit supplied at the pricing. The newly released ZX-10RR is a track-oriented model with stronger engine internals, DLC coated tappets and space inside the head for high-lift cams (sold separately). The ECU in the Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) has been updated to allow clutchless downshifting. It rides on Pirelli Supercorsa Diablo SP tyres and Marchesini forged aluminium wheels weighing roughly 1.2kg each. The single-seater ZX-10RR is finished in satin black with white graphics and Kawasaki Racing's WSBK winter test insignia on the rear seat cowl and front flyscreen.

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