2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
MSRP $10,999

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.

ModelNinja ZX-10R
Engine TypeDOHC, inline four, 16 valves
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke76.0 x 55mm
Compression Ratio12.7:1
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection with four 43mm throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake TrailNA
Seat Height32.5 in.
Wheelbase54.5 in.
Front Suspension43mm forks with 16-way compression and rebound damping, fully adj. preload
Rear SuspensionUNI-TRAKĀ® linkage system, fully adj. gas-charged shock with stepless compression/rebound damping, ad
Front BrakeDual 300mm hydraulic petal disc with radial-mounted, opposed four-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 220mm hydraulic petal disc with radial-mounted caliper
Front Tire120/70-17
Rear Tire190/50-17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry WeightNA
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