2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Revealed

Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2016 MY Ninja ZX-10R which features heavy updates to the mechanicals and onboard electronics. After releasing a bunch of teaser images back in September, the bike has officially been unveiled a month later with a slew of updates which we will talk about in detail in this post here. The development of the bike took place in conjunction with Kawasaki’s World Superbike team with the manufacturer going on to claim that the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is he closest thing they have offered to highly advanced factory superbike.

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New for the 2016 MY Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R:

  • A heavily revised engine which features a revised cylinder head, titanium exhaust system, electronic throttle valves and lighter internals
  • New electronics- inertial measurement unit, traction control, launch control, ABS, engine braking control and a quick shifter
  • A revised frame and swingarm
  • New Showa gas forks
  • Ohlins electronic steering damper
  • Brembo brakes

The 998cc liquid cooled 4-stroke inline-four DOHC 16-valve unit makes 200 bhp (210 with ram air) and boasts of a peak torque of 83.7 lb/ft @ 11.500 rpm. The 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R weighs in at 206 kg, up by 5kg over the outgoing model.

Lenght x Width x Height 2090x740x1145 mm
Kerb Weight 206 kg
Wheelbase 1440 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Engine Type/ Displacement 998cc liquid cooled 4-stroke inline-four
Power 200 bhp
Torque 83.7 lb/ft @ 11,500 rpm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed

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The ZX-10R’s electronics are now at par with the likes of the Yamaha R1, Ducati 1299 Panigale S and Apprilia RSV4 RF. It now features:

  • A 32-bit ECU with Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • 5-mode S-KTRC – Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control
  • 3-Mode launch control
  • Quick shifter as which allows for Clutchless downshifts
  • Ohlins electronic steering damper

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Design & Features

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As part of the visual updates, the 2016 ZX-10R features:

  • Restyled front fairing
  • Wider seat for greater rider comfort
  • Sharper taillamp design
  • Backlit LED dash with engine braking info, IMU information, launch control settings, power mode display, economical riding indicator.
  • Dash features adjustable brightness depending on the how dark/bright it is.

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Pricing for the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R starts at $ 16,299. It is available in only one colour scheme – lime green/ebony.


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