2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
MSRP $10,999

The 2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a combination of serious horsepower, lightning quick agility and serious instability. The big Ninja is fast, fun and a handful to ride. So much so, that we loved it in both our 2004 and 2005 Superbike Smackdown tests. If you want a bike to test your skills with, this is one of them.

ModelNinja ZX-10R
Engine Type16-valve DOHC Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke76 x 55mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio12.7:1
Fuel SystemEFI w/ 42mm throttle bodies
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24°/101.6mm
Seat Height32.5 in.
Wheelbase54.5 in.
Front Suspension4.7 in.
Rear Suspension4.0 in.
Front BrakeDual Disc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry Weight374.9 lbs.

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