2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Kawasaki’s new-from-the-ground-up 2011 Ninja ZX-10R sportbike lives up to the hype that surrounds it. Not only are we talking about a complete redesign of the ZX-10R’s engine, frame, suspension, bodywork, instrumentation and wheels, but a highly advanced and customizable electronic system that helps riders harness and capitalize on the new ZX-10R’s amazing blend of power and responsive handling. The system is called Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control, or S-KTRC. It represents a whole new dimension in motorcycle performance, and the ZX-10R is the only production sportbike that can take you there.
|Engine Type||Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four|
|Bore Stroke||76.0 mm x 55.0 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI w/four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies w/oval sub-throttles, 2 injectors per cylinder|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)|
|Rake Trail||25.5 deg / 4.33 in.|
|Seat Height||32.0 in.|
|Front Suspension||43 mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF) with DLC coating, 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock and top-out spring, stepless, / 4.9 in.|
|Front Brake||Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 220 mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Dry Weight||436.6 lbs. (Wet)|
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