2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
MSRP $14,299

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is ready to go with the 998cc inline four engine, while you get the best damping force with the Ohlins-Kawasaki Electronic Steering Damper. It has dual injector digital fuel injection along with the Ram Air Intake. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is equipped with a six speed race-style cassette transmission for easy trackside gearing changes.

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ModelNinja ZX-10R
Engine TypeFour-Stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline four
Engine Displacement998cc
Bore Stroke76 mm x 55 mm
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Fuel SystemDFI with four 47 mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail25.0° / 4.2 in.
Seat Height32.0 in.
Wheelbase56.1 in.
Front Suspension43 mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable stepless rebound
Rear SuspensionHorizontal back-link w/gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed)
Front BrakeDual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Front Tire120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire190/55 ZR17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry Weight436.6 lbs. (Wet)

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