2016 Kawsaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS

2016 Kawsaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS
MSRP $15,999

The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS model has a  center of gravity that has been moved giving more balance and stability. It also features a cassette-style gearbox (allowing transmission changes and servicing without splitting the crankcase) and a back-torque limiting clutch. It has a longer wheelbase than previous models. Kawasaki calls the 43 millimeter Showa Balance Free Fork “WSBK influenced,” and it looks the part, with external compression chambers that separate compression and rebound functions. It is also equipped with Brembo M50 cast monobloc calipers, that are top-spec items, and the entire system is the same as the $50,000 H2R’s. There’s new bodywork for better wind management and aerodynamics, and the rear turn signals and tail lamp make it more racer/trackday friendly. The 2016 Kawsaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS’s claimed wet weight is 454.2 pounds (about 20 pounds more than that 2004 model), and makes a claimed 200 horsepower (expect about 165-170 at the wheel).

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS

ModelNinja ZX-10R ABS
Engine TypeFour-stroke, four cylinder, DOHC, four-valve
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, two injectors per cylinder
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveSealed chain
Rake Trail25.0° / 4.2 in.
Seat Height32.9 in.
Wheelbase56.7 in.
Front Suspension43 mm inverted Balance Free Fork, adjustable stepless rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear SuspensionHorizontal back-link with Balance Free gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload/4.5 in.
Front BrakeIntelligent Braking (KIBS), Brembo dual semi-floating 330 mm discs with dual radial mounted monobloc four-piston calipers
Rear BrakeKIBS-controlled, single 220 mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Front Tire120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire190/55 ZR17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal.
Dry Weight454.2 lbs. (Wet)

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