It has been 20 years since the GPz900, the first in a long line of bikes to carry the Ninja moniker, was introduced at Laguna Seca in 1984. A lot has changed since that venerable machine became a part of motorcycling history, and with a resurgence of the liter-bike class it was time for Kawasaki to up the ante.
Using the 20th anniversary of the 900 Ninja to set the tone for the unveiling of its all-new ZX-10R, Kawasaki gave the assembled press a chance to ride the big ZX at Homestead International Speedway in Miami, Fl to get acquainted with the newest member of the Ninja clan.
Bore & Stroke
Rake and Trail
DOHC, inline four, 16 valves
76.0 x 55mm
Electronic fuel injection with four 43mm throttle bodies
TCBI with digital advance
43mm forks with 16-way compression and rebound damping, fully adj. preload
UNI-TRAK® linkage system, fully adj. gas-charged shock with stepless compression/rebound damping, ad
Dual 300mm hydraulic petal disc with radial-mounted, opposed four-piston caliper
Single 220mm hydraulic petal disc with radial-mounted caliper