2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a perfect superbike by every means, this is the one motorcycle which will give you a sportsbike experience and Goosebumps every time you hop on it, turn on the ignition and twist the throttle. The legendary Japanese manufacturer Suzuki has packed this motorcycle with all the latest and updated cutting edge technologies which has made this motorcycle more meaner machine.
The powerful ZX-10R is equipped with an equally powerful engine and this machine is easily able to touch three digit speeds within a few seconds. The perfect riding position and the design of the motorcycle helps the rider to ride this motorcycle even for long distances and without any trouble. The lightweight Aluminum-alloy frame ensures that the motorcycle is light enough so that it could be leaned into corners and rigid enough to come out of it safely. I think many will agree with us here that that this is what sportbikes are all about.
Recently Kawasaki launched their superbike Ninja ZX-10R in the Indian market because they were surprised with the response they got after they launched their three low powered Ninja’s in the Indian market. Way back in the year 2012 they launched the 250cc Ninja then it was replaced by the 300cc Ninja, then recently in the year 2013 Kawasaki also launched the slightly bigger 650 cc Ninja in the Indian market. They also have launched the meaner and bigger ZX-14R in the Indian market along with the ZX-10R.
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Horsepower @ RPM:210
Torque @ RPM:83
Top Speed:186 mph
0-100 time:2.9 sec. (Est.)
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has the perfect combination of good looks, powerful engine, good handling characteristics and advanced technology packed into one motorcycle. This Ninja provides not only brilliant performance and handling but looks fabulous too.
The super sportsbike styled full-fairing bodywork is definitely a head turner, the front of the motorcycle has a stylish new sleek styling which helps to cut through air at higher speeds. Just behind the duel headlamps you will find the Sporty instrument panel which is equipped with a large analogue tachometer and multi-function LCD screen. The LCD screen displays a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge it also has an odometer a clock, dual trip meters beside the regular warning lamps.
The sporty design of the motorcycle surely has another function beside just looking good it deflects air through the side of the motorcycle and helps it to push forward.
The overall dimension of the motorcycle has been provided below:
|Overall length||81.7 in.|
|Overall width||28.1 in.|
|Overall height||43.9 in.|
|Seat Height||32.0 in.|
|Curb Weight||436.6 lbs.|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
The powerful 16-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four 998cc engine generates around 194 Bhp of maximum power and 112 Nm of torque. The ZX-10R takes only 2.8 seconds to reach 0-100 km mark from standstill and has a top speed of about 299km/h restricted.
The engine specification of the Ninja ZX-10R has been provided below:
|Engine||Four-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, Four Valves Per Cylinder, Inline-Four|
|Bore X Stroke||76.0 X 55.0 Mm|
|Fuel System||DFI® With Four 47mm Keihin Throttle Bodies With Oval Sub-Throttles, Two Injectors Per Cylinder|
|Ignition||TCBI With Digital Advance And Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)|
Ride and handling
The superbike Ninja is fitted with a 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability at the front and horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in. at its rear.
This suspension ensures smooth ride every time you ride over any terrain, especially helpful when you will lean the motorcycle into corners, this suspension system will add stability and will provide the right amount of feedback every time. Moreover the light weight Aluminum-alloy frame will also offer balance and rigidity be it the road or the race track. The ergonomics and the riding position is also superb in the Ninja ZX-10R and the fuel tank shape ensures the rider stays planted in their seat in high speeds and also during cornering.
The three-spoke design Gravity-cast light weight alloy wheels helps in reducing the overall weight of the motorcycle making it a better handling machine.
|Front Tire Size||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire Size||190/55 ZR17|
|Front Suspension / wheel travel||43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension / wheel travel||Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in.|
|Front Brakes||Dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper|
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is priced at Rs.15.70 lakhs (EX showroom Pune). It will be initially available only in Pune showrooms but later will be made available all across the Country.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a technologically advanced machine and it also gets a Kawasaki Intelligent ABS (KIBS) as standard equipment which ensures safety of the rider every time the brakes are applied, it also has ABS as an option. So from the above it is quite clear that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is truly a superbike with lots of power stored in its engine and thus the person riding this motorcycle will have to handle the motorcycle quite responsible because with great power comes great responsibility.
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