2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
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.
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||76 x 55mm|
|Fuel System||DFI w/ 43mm Keihin throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Rake Trail||25.5deg / 4.3 in.|
|Seat Height||32.7 in.|
|Front Suspension||43mm inverted fork with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adju|
|Rear Suspension||Uni-Trak® with top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, stepless r|
|Front Brake||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston aluminum caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Dry Weight||458.6 lbs.|
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