For the 2008 NINJA ZX-10R, Kawasaki engineers aimed for an ideal superbike with engine and chassis performance capable of satisfying professional racers, combined with top-notch streetbike qualities for mainstream riders. It’s a delicate balance, but these aren’t your average engineers. They’ve been directly involved in the development of every 600 and 1000cc supersport machine since the 2003 Ninja ZX-6R, plus Kawasaki’s factory Superbike racing efforts, so they have the know-how to deliver the goods.
Bore & Stroke
Rake and Trail
Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
76 x 55mm
DFI w/ 43mm Keihin throttle bodies
TCBI with Digital Advance
25.5deg / 4.3 in.
43mm inverted fork with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adju
Uni-Trak® with top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, stepless r
Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston aluminum caliper