2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Rather then sneaking past in the shadows, the Ninja ZX-10R barged through the front door with a hedonistic howl like a crazy green-eyed Samurai shaking its head wildly while wielding its 150-horsepower motor as its primary weapon. The ZX proceeded to conquer the urban realm by beating the competition into submission in our inaugural Superbike Smackdown, with its combination of a menacing motor and razor sharp handling that made for an equally exciting ride on the street or track. For 2007 this once proud warrior is pretty much the same, although it is slightly more docile than the original.
|Engine Type||4-stroke DOHC Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore Stroke||76 x 55mm|
|Fuel System||DFI w/ 43mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Seat Height||32.5 in.|
|Front Suspension||43 mm inverted cartridge fork w/ adj. preload, stepless rebound and compression damping|
|Rear Suspension||UNI-TRAK® w/ adj. preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adj., adj. ride height|
|Front Brake||Dual floating 300 mm petal discs with 4-piston radial-mount calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 220 mm petal disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Dry Weight||386 lbs.|
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