2004 kawasaki zx10r specs

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Kawasaki ZXR Ninja

Make Model

Kawasaki ZXR Ninja

Year

Engine

Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.

Capacity

cc / cu-in
Bore x Stroke76 x 55 mm
Cooling SystemLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio

Induction

Digital fuel injection with four 43mm throttle bodies
LubricationWet sump
Engine OilSynthetic, 10W/40

Ignition 

TCBI with digital advance 
Spark PlugNGK, CR9EIA-9
StartingElectric

Max Power

hp / kW @ rpm

Max Torque

Nm / kg-m @ rpm

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final DrivChain
FrameAll-aluminum twin-tube backbone

Front Suspension

43 mm inverted fork with top-out springs Compression damping - way Rebound damping - way Spring preload - Fully adjustable
Front Wheel Travel mm  /  in

Rear Suspension

Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and top-out spring Compression damping - Stepless Rebound damping - Stepless Spring preload - Fully adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel mm  /  in

Front Brakes

2x mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single mm disc

Front Tyre

/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

/50 ZR17
Rake24°
Trail mm  /  in
Dimensions Length mm / in.
Width mm / in.
Height mm / in.
Wheelbasemm / in
Ground clearance: mm / in
Seat Heightmm /  in

Dry Weight

kg /  lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / US gal

Consumption  average

km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

sec

Top Speed

km/h / ph

Ultimate Supersport! Kawasaki storms into the litre-class with the uncompromising new Ninja ZXR, the machine everyone has been waiting for - everyone except the competition. Boasting a category-leading power-to-weight ratio, an awesomely powerful engine loaded with advanced technology and style evocative of the world of MotoGP, the new Ninja ZXR is the definitive expression of Kawasaki's supersport DNA

Unlike most other Kawasaki machines, the Ninja ZXR design started with chassis simulations. The engineers wanted an extremely lightweight and compact chassis that would offer superb handling and stability. The combination of a short wheelbase with a long swingarm is a configuration also seen on the Ninja ZX-RR. An all-aluminium frame with class dimensions mated to a long and highly rigid gull swingarm gives the ZXR category-leading handling performance on track and twisty roads.

No less impressive, the powerful and incredibly compact new In-Line Four is a showcase of advanced supersport technology. A number of considerations were made to avoid compromising the desired chassis dimensions; use of a one-piece cylinder/crankcase, a compact rear-mounted generator and "stacked" transmission kept the high-spec power unit lightweight and compact. Other engine features include a new fuel injection system, a close-ratio transmission with a back-torque limiter clutch, and magnesium engine covers - all of which contribute to the bike's design aim of being the No. 1 machine on the track.

Those sitting on the ZXR for the first time will be amazed that despite its compact size and race-purpose ergonomics, it is by no means cramped. Thanks to an idealised seat/pegs/handlebar relationship and a concave tank top, which allows the rider to mould himself to the bike, the 10R puts the rider in a position to take full advantage of the engine's awesome power and the superb chassis response

Review

Thoughts from the formative years of my spotty youth, when flared trousers, twin shocks and naked bikes were 20 years away from becoming retro; a time when the ultimate motorcycle was about to be released, the Ninja Word on the street talked of wicked acceleration and mph top speeds, with braking and handling to match. Reliable, affordable and oozing sex appeal from every sculptured body panel, how could it get any better? Twenty years later, after a day in the hot seat of the Kawasaki ZX, all I can say is: “How can it get any better.”?

With no end to the rain in sight, the day was called and it was time to start heading for home. Kawasaki had given us ample track time the previous day and I for one was not unhappy. A recent high-speed get-off had made the thought of the new ZX as the proverbial horse I needed to remount a little daunting. In preparation I decided; no heroics, just a steady ride so I could return in one piece to report my findings. Three sessions into my day, hard on the phenomenal anchors from over mph, I am happy to report I was doing just that.

The day had started out even slower than imagined in my worst nightmares. I just couldn’t bring myself to push the bike into the corners, so I concentrated on learning the track and getting familiar with the diminutive Kawasaki. At kg dry and rolling on a 1,mm wheelbase, a very light touch was needed on the bars to negotiate Homestead’s tight infield turns.

With ram-air assisted horsepower available at the crank, the same treatment was necessary with the throttle. Learning a new track and a new bike always takes a little time, so it took till my third session to start getting things figured out. To avoid any unnecessary inputs to the throttle or the bars in the turns, I hooked my outside leg up under the lip in the gas tank and used my lower body to control the bike. This was the confidence booster I was looking for, as my initial laps were spent feeling very ham-fisted with the throttle. With the huge amount of power available, each fraction of a turn puts out a lot of horses, and hard over in a turn is not the place to accidentally feed in any unwanted throttle.

I was already exploring the new engine’s power by now, and having only one problem: The ZX makes the mile (km) circuit seem like a go-kart track. The bike is just so unbelievably fast it simply annihilates the straights. No sooner had I lined myself up out of the corners to release the trigger than it was time to get on the brakes. Even more incredible when you consider I was coming out of first gear corners in second to avoid any wheel spin or wheelies. Making solid, useable power down as low as four thousand rpms, big Z’s engine just keeps on pulling, getting progressively more powerful until it hits redline at 13,rpm. The shift light comes on a little earlier, but with the bike capable of 90mph (kph) in first gear, there were few opportunities to closely study the rev counter to see exactly where.

As with the first Ninja , the ZX uses an inline, water-cooled four-cylinder engine, but here the similarities end. The new engine is fuel-injected, computer controlled, and uses a tri-axis transmission/crankshaft layout. This is to optimize space and keep the motor as small as possible to fit between the ultra narrow frame rails.

During the press briefing, we watched a video of the aluminium frames being made by a mixture of hi-tech robotics and human hands; it is one beefy looking bit of kit.

Out on display, a cutaway model on a mirrored stand allowed views into the engine and body parts. Looking into the head, the titanium exhaust valve wouldn’t be out of place as an object d’art. Each of the eight valves is mm in diameter while the intakes are 31mm. The intake ports are liquid-smooth and 43 mm throttle bodies feed fuel into the cylinders. These have dual throttle valves and fine atomizing injectors, technology borrowed from the automotive world. Air is provided in large doses from the huge ram-air intake that sits above the twin headlights. Passing through the frame tubes into the cavernous air box, it is good for an extra nine horsepower.

Flat-top pistons maximize combustion chamber efficiency while putting the squeeze on the mix; iridium spark plugs provide the fire. Compression ratio is a healthy , and plated cylinders keep the heat down while the pistons get their workout. On the other side of the cylinders, butterfly valves are used in the titanium exhaust pipes to keep the power smooth through the rev range.

The crankshaft is very light and compact, with its position in the featherweight cases helping keep the ZX’s centre of gravity as low as possible. Taking the power to the rear wheel is a six-speed close-ratio box and an adjustable slipper clutch. I have to confess I never downshifted hard enough to test it, but my bacon has been saved on another occasion from a similar system, so it is definitely a good thing. 

 

The gearbox was the only real area of complaint from this corner. I repeatedly missed the third to fourth shift on the front straight and, by the end of the day, my big toe had lost a bunch of skin.

This aggravating problem resulted in a beautiful four cylinder howl would be heard reverberating off the straightaway’s front wall through first, second and third, followed by a loud stuttering, coughing sound as the bike slammed against the rev limiter staying stuck in third.

I also had some difficulty trying to short-shift out of turn seven, and had to ensure more of my boot was under the lever to eliminate the problem. Not being the only one having trouble, cyber space was buzzing about the situation by the time I got home. Oh the end of the world was nigh, and numerous experts appeared over night without ever having to leave their keyboards.

So, to get the story straight, I put a call in to Kawasaki’s Mel Moore. Well aware of the situation, KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) had already flown in parts after our first day. It seems the problem lay in the shift detent spring being too stiff. A softer spring was being installed as we spoke, and Mel had heard nothing further to the negative at the time of writing. I should take a moment to explain that we were riding what are called “pilot production” bikes. These are hand built from existing parts and, according to Mr. Moore, “some parts are going to change before the bikes get to the showrooms.”

Visually the bike appeals to my more conservative tastes, coming to America in black, blue or green. With no wild graphics on the aggressive looking fairing, it is almost a little understated, while flush fit LED taillights and an attractive inner fender help contribute to the bikes svelte appearance.

It also shares the same mm width as Kawasaki’s own ZX-6R, which truly makes it a “1,cc motor in a cc package.” Sitting on the bike for the first time it feels nothing like a litre bike should, and out on the track flicking it through the corkscrew instantly confirms the feeling.

As small as big bore sport bikes have become, there is always a certain amount of muscle needed in the turns with the extra weight, not so the ZX Part of this was due to the tyres and suspension modifications.

For our test the bikes came shod with Dunlop GP compounds as opposed to the purpose-built DZRs that will be on the production bikes. Sizes are /70ZR 17 for the rear and /70 ZR 17 for the front. Their triangulated profile, and the fact that the forks had been raised 5mm in the triple trees, aided the bikes short wheel base and ultra light weight as I came effortless off my knee out of turn four into turn five.

With three main straights at Homestead of close to equal length, the Kawasaki was regularly topping mph (kph) pinned in fourth. giving ample opportunity to put the brakes to the test. Lap after lap, I would get faster and deeper into the turns, and lap after lap I was rewarded with effortless, fade-free braking. I think the four-piston, four-pad radial brake set up is the best I have ever used. Biting down on two trendy-looking mm petal style rotors, I have to say they are sensitive, but once my brain was dialled in to how much pressure to use, they were as good as it gets. The five-way lever gave me a bit of bother and only on position five was the lever close enough to the bar for me. 

Allowing the brakes to work to their full potential is a set of 43mm inverted forks. Adjustable for the big three, the compression damping was set to seven clicks of 16, with rebound damping at 6 clicks out. Spring pre-load was set at 5mm and other than the rebound being slowed a little from nine clicks, these are the settings with which the bikes will be delivered.

The inner fork legs are coated with Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) to reduce stiction and will be more resistant to road debris during normal riding.

The big test was braking for the first-gear turn eight. Turn seven is a long, fast right-hander that has the bike entering the straight at the top end of second or around mid range in third, depending how brave you are feeling. Shutting down at the top end of fourth, it was time to lose more than mph (kph) quick. The back wheel would go a little light and the bike would weave slightly left to right, but I felt no need to add any more pre-load.

Coming out of turn eight, I used second gear to avoid wheel spin. Here, getting on the throttle hard, the bike got a little unsettled crossing onto the Nascar banking. It also gave some headshake making the shift from second to third and again going into fourth at maximum rpms; a steering damper might be a good investment if you are going to be doing a lot of track days.

Out back, the rear shock gave me no problems, doing everything it was supposed to with no squat under hard acceleration. As with the forks, we were running close to showroom settings. In addition to the usual adjustments, the rear ride height is adjustable by removal and addition of shims. It also has a top out spring, as does the front fork, and is attached to the swingarm by a lightweight aluminium linkage.

The swing arm itself is heavily braced and extra long as is the norm these days. Built to be highly rigid, it looks more than capable of dealing with the extra power these bikes are going to be making in race trim.

As the end of the first day drew to a close, I sat out my last session. Not back to full fitness yet; I was feeing good to have gotten through the day without incident. The bike was remarkably well behaved for such a fire-breathing monster and, with a restrained throttle hand, surprisingly easy to ride. A word of warning to the unwary: This bike is not going to tolerate fools easily, so please make sure your riding abilities are really what you think they are.

Chatting a couple of days later with ex-AMA Superbike Champion Jamie James about the bike, he let out a long, low whistle when I gave him the stats. Just think; when he was battling the world’s top riders in the early nineties, full-blown factory Superbikes weren’t making numbers anywhere close to this baby. All you have to do is head down to you local dealer, plop down the money and have a machine Jamie could only dream about ten years ago. “How can it get any better.”?

Source MCNEWS.COM

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General informationModel:Kawasaki Ninja ZXR (ZXC1)Year:Category:SportRating:  Check out the detailed rating of racing track capabilities, engine performance, accident risk, etc. Compare with any other bike.Engine and transmissionDisplacement: ccm ( cubic inches)Engine type:In-line four, four-strokePower: HP ( kW)) @ RPMBore x stroke: x mm ( x inches)Valves per cylinder:4Fuel system:InjectionFuel control:Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)Cooling system:LiquidGearbox:6-speedTransmission type,
final drive:
ChainChassis, suspension, brakes and wheelsFrame type:Backbone/Twin-tube, aluminium (Pressed/die-cast composite structure)Rake (fork angle):°Trail: mm ( inches)Front suspension:43 mm inverted fork with top-out springsRear suspension:Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and top-out springFront tire:/ZR17 M/C Rear tire:/ZR17 M/C Front brakes:Double discDiameter: mm ( inches)Rear brakes:Single discDiameter: mm ( inches)Physical measures and capacitiesDry weight: kg ( pounds)Power/weight ratio: HP/kgSeat height: mm ( inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.Overall height: mm ( inches)Overall length: mm ( inches)Overall width: mm ( inches)Wheelbase: mm ( inches)Fuel capacity: litres ( US gallons)Other specificationsColor options:Candy Thunder Blue, Lime Green, Pearl Blazing Orange, BlackUpdate specsReport missing specs or required updates.Further informationInsurance costsCompare US insurance quotes from the nation's top providers.Finance optionsCompare US motorcycle loan quotes from the nation's top providers.Parts finderRevzilla offers up to 50% off motorcycle accessories.Accessories Ships to most countries. CMSNL provides online schematics & OEM partsParts and ships to Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, The United States and more. Also check out our overview of motorcycle webshops at Bikez.info.MaintenanceFind parts, fluids. filters, maintenance tools and service manuals at Amazon.com.Ask questionsJoin the 04 Kawasaki Ninja ZXR (ZXC1) discussion group or the general Kawasaki discussion group.Related bikesList related bikes for comparison of specs.

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Kawasaki Ninja ZXR Review

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR

Best power-to-weight ratio and best handling on the track. Great ready for the ride of your life!

Ultimate Supersport! Kawasaki storms into the litre-class with the uncompromising new Ninja ZXR, the machine everyone has been waiting for – everyone except the competition. Boasting a category-leading power-to-weight ratio, an awesomely powerful engine loaded with advanced technology and style evocative of the world of MotoGP, the new Ninja ZXR is the definitive expression of Kawasaki’s supersport DNA

Unlike most other Kawasaki machines, the Ninja ZXR design started with chassis simulations. The engineers wanted an extremely lightweight and compact chassis that would offer superb handling and stability. The combination of a short wheelbase with a long swingarm is a configuration also seen on the Ninja ZX-RR. An all-aluminium frame with class dimensions mated to a long and highly rigid gull swingarm gives the ZXR category-leading handling performance on track and twisty roads.

No less impressive, the powerful and incredibly compact new In-Line Four is a showcase of advanced supersport technology. A number of considerations were made to avoid compromising the desired chassis dimensions; use of a one-piece cylinder/crankcase, a compact rear-mounted generator and “stacked” transmission kept the high-spec power unit lightweight and compact. Other engine features include a new fuel injection system, a close-ratio transmission with a back-torque limiter clutch, and magnesium engine covers – all of which contribute to the bike’s design aim of being the No. 1 machine on the track.

Those sitting on the ZXR for the first time will be amazed that despite its compact size and race-purpose ergonomics, it is by no means cramped. Thanks to an idealised seat/pegs/handlebar relationship and a concave tank top, which allows the rider to mould himself to the bike, the 10R puts the rider in a position to take full advantage of the engine’s awesome power and the superb chassis response.

The future of Kawasaki’s sportbike DNA in the form of the all-new Ninja ZXR motorcycle, serving notice to Superbike racers and sportbike enthusiasts that Kawasaki is committed to its heritage of building uncompromising, high-performance motorcycles.

Tom Orbe, vice president of marketing at KMC, said the ZXR is a sportbike worthy of Kawasaki’s image – and it sends a clear message to the motorcycling world that the green brand is pulling out all the stops to be number one on the race track.

“The Ninja ZXR is designed to have the best power-to-weight ratio and best handling on the track,” said Orbe. “It will provide riders with more than enough power and handling to take on the competition.”

The Ninja ZXR puts Kawasaki at the front of sportbike design and performance. From the overall shape to the smallest detail, the ZXR combines high technology with the latest innovations, including a new, high-output engine, ultra-narrow aluminum frame, ergonomic design and compact bodywork with a frontal area smaller than those of most cc sportbikes.

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR Key Features


Kawasaki Ninja ZXR – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $10, USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length TBA

Height TBA

Width TBA

Weight lbs.

Ground Clearance TBA

Wheelbase in.

Seat Height in.

ENGINE
Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, inline four, 16 valves, Electric Start, Liquid Cooled

Horsepower (PS) (Maximum horsepower in top gear with Ram air – actual performance may vary)

Displacement cc

Bore x Stroke x 55mm

Compression Ratio

Fuel System Electronic fuel injection with four 43mm throttle bodies

Fuel Capacity gal.

Ignition TCBI with digital advance

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission Six-speed, close ratio with multi-plate wet clutch and back torque limiter

Final Drive Chain

BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES
Brakes Front: Dual mm hydraulic petal disc with radial-mounted, opposed four-piston caliper
Rear: Single mm hydraulic petal disc with radial-mounted caliper

Tires Front: /70ZR17
Rear: /50ZR17

OPERATIONAL
Frame All-aluminum twin-tube backbone

Suspension Front: 43mm forks with way compression and rebound damping, fully adj. preload
Rear: Gull-type aluminum swingarm, UNI-TRAK® linkage system, fully adj. gas-charged shock with stepless compression/rebound damping, adj. spring preload, adj. ride height

OTHER
Colors Candy Thunder Blue
Lime Green
Pearl Blazing Orange
Black

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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KAWASAKI ZXR ( - ) Review

MCN rating5 out of 5(5/5)

Owners' rating out of 5(/5)

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Kawasaki ZXR motorcycle review - Riding

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Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes

5 out of 5(5/5)

Author: MCN Staff

Published: 24 August

Updated: 02 December

The Kawasaki ZXR is sold as the ultimate track bike – the /05 ZXR was one of Kawasaki’s first machines after the firm gave itself a kick up the arse in The 10R’s one wild ride and an absolute weapon in experienced hands. It’s light, makes massive power and handles superbly on the track – a bit of a handful on the road though.

Kawasaki ZXR C used buyers' guide

The original, hardcore ZXR took the world by storm. Light at a quoted kg dry with an arm-ripping bhp according to Kawasaki, it was always going to be lively and attract a certain type of customer. Nick Morgan team owner of MSS racing simply describes the original bike as, “bloody brilliant bike, bhp stock, bhp with a fettle and a great chassis”. Back in ‘04 it came with radial brakes on petal discs, fully adjustable suspension front and back and digital dash with lap timer. It was aimed at the racy, track day public and proved to be a big hit.

Reknown for head shaking handling when ridden very hard on public roads, most new customers fitted aftermarket steering dampers. Some early models had generator problems which you need to keep an eye on and the wrong tyre pressures or poor tyres can affect scary handling. A trick of the trade was to change the linkage on the 04 ZXR to ZX-6 linage, but it’s not recommended by Kawasaki. A cheap way to increase stability is to lengthen the wheelbase, make sure the rear spindle is towards the back of the arm.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine

4 out of 5(4/5)

The Kawasaki ZXR is effortless and precise. As easy to chuck about as a and pretty stable regardless of whether you’re easing round a damp roundabout or hurling it reet over on a track day or race. Like all modern sports bikes it can be twitchy and isn’t for the inexperienced. Brakes are incredibly strong too.

Engine

Next up: Reliability

4 out of 5(4/5)

The Kawasaki ZXR's bhp is never going to be anything other than a rush that drugs can’t match. It couldn’t quite match the GSX-R of the time for low down drive but get the revs up and the 10R’s hard to fault. It’s civilized and flexible enough at lower revs to make pottering a possibility too – although that’s really not what the bike’s all about.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value

4 out of 5(4/5)

The ‘big four’ Japanese marques all produce pretty solid bikes these days and Kawasaki is no longer a league behind Honda. That said fasteners, brake hose connections, wheels, brackets and brake calipers can suffer if used in winter. No major reliability problems have shown up.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment

4 out of 5(4/5)

The Kawasaki ZXR is always good value next to a used FireBlade. Used prices are under £ which is excellent value for money for such an animal of a superbike. Insurance isn’t cheap so get a quote before you buy. Major servicing and tyre wear’s not for paupers either. But all rivals are the same – except the Italians which are more expensive.

Equipment

3 out of 5(3/5)

The Kawasaki ZXR is minimal but not without a few extras. There’s a shift light which you can set to remind you when to change gear. Instrument cluster which is shared with several other Kawasakis can appear unclear to some – the LCD rev counter sweeps round the edge and isn’t as obvious as an old-fashioned needle gauge.

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Specs

Engine sizecc
Engine type16v in-line four, 6 gears
Frame typeAluminium twin spar
Fuel capacity17 litres
Seat heightmm
Bike weightkg
Front suspensionPreload, rebound, compression
Rear suspensionPreload, rebound, compression
Front brakeTwin mm discs
Rear brakemm disc
Front tyre size/70 x 17
Rear tyre size/50 x 17

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption38 mpg
Annual road tax£96
Annual service cost£
New price-
Used price £3, - £4,
Insurance group 17 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty termTwo year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power bhp
Max torque85 ft-lb
Top speed mph
1/4 mile acceleration secs
Tank range miles

Model history & versions

Model history

Kawasaki ZXR launched.
Replaced by completely revamped model.

Owners' reviews for the KAWASAKI ZXR ( - )

12 owners have reviewed their KAWASAKI ZXR ( - ) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: out of 5(/5)
Ride quality & brakes: out of 5(/5)
Engine: 5 out of 5(5/5)
Reliability & build quality: out of 5(/5)
Value vs rivals: out of 5(/5)
Equipment: out of 5(/5)
Annual servicing cost: £
5 out of 5Zx10r perfection

26 February by Davey a

Year:

This bike has no bad features it&#x;s best features are definitely it&#x;s ability to handle even at high speed it&#x;s the perfect bike for me

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Ride quality is perfect for me and braking system is the best I&#x;ve had on a bike

Engine5 out of 5

Great motor and perfectly set up on a power commander for excellent power and control

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment5 out of 5

5 out of 5

29 May by John Scanlan

Year:

Annual servicing cost: £

Yes

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Sports bikes hard on arms on long journeys

Engine5 out of 5

Great power

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

No

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment5 out of 5

Pirelli Angels👍

Buying experience: Private

5 out of 5Absolutely bonkers!!

14 April by Grant

Year:

Bonkers, absolutely mental, bonkers bike! I have had more bikes than I have fingers and toes to count them on, including 3 Hayabusas, a K7 Gsxr , a Fireblade, etc etc. Nothing comes close to this wild animal! The top-end rush is nothing short of sensational, kinda like warp drive on Star Trek. I bought the bike from a dealer, it had an Akropovic pipe on it as well as an Ohlins Steering damper on it. When I got the bike home, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Power Commander under the rear seat pod which the dealer had not mentioned, I also found a traffic fine and summons to court in the name of the previous owner, he had been caught doing km/h ( mph). If you're looking for a superbike with character, look no further. This bike will give any modern superbike a run for it's money and then some! It has a visceral quality to it and has kind of turbine like whine sound to it when pushing on. Will make your hair stand on end!

Ride quality & brakes3 out of 5

Not the most comfortable touring bike, but then it's designed to be. I did one long 3 day weekend tour on it, doing roughly to Km ( to miles) a day on it and by day 3, I was pretty sore. On the positive side, it was really economical, in fact it was more economical than both the BMW GS riding with me.

Engine5 out of 5

Mental !!! Not quite as much low down grunt as my Suzuki Gsxr K7, but absolutely bonkers at the top. Not for beginners or novice bikers. Needs to be treated with respect. If you poke it with a stick, it WILL bite you! Like I said above, it makes a beautiful turbine like whine sound when pushing it hard.

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

I had no problems with it whatsoever. I live in South Africa in a dry climate, so we have no corrosion issues here, not sure how they fare in Northern hemisphere conditions.

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Serviced the bike myself

Equipment3 out of 5

Not much in the way of equipment by modern standards, but that's what gives it so much character!

5 out of 5Only for the experienced

07 January by Chris D

Year:

Annual servicing cost: £

This is an absolute lunatic's bike. I have had several litre bikes - Also RSV// Panigale and, for the money, the Kawasaki is a genuine weapon. This bike is certainly not for a novice as it is brutal and lives up to all the hype. It's still an ace tool by today's standards.

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

The bike has great brakes, is very light but can be a handful. A steering damper is a must, but still expect a bar wiggle if you're riding hard.

Engine5 out of 5

The ZXR has a killer engine, ruined years later whilst trying to calm the beast.

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Including a set of tyres

Equipment3 out of 5

Who needs them? Its a race bike for the road. If you need the other kit, consider a different bike. This isn't for you. That said, I'm not a big fan of the rev counter.

Buying experience: I bought privately since the gap between private and dealership has closed. Beware of ex-race bikes, and inflated dealership prices. Great Japanese reliability.

5 out of 5

16 April by Jake Lutz

Year:

is hands down the best year still to date () overall for the cc class.

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

Definetly needs an aftermarket steering stabilizer for high speeds

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment5 out of 5

5 out of 5

04 July by Angel Coronado

Year:

MY BABY IS A BEAST FROM HELL! While there are skeptics or haters let me just say that my baby is 12 years old and still destroying modern streetbikes!!! Haven't been beat by any busa, R1, not even any of her sisters. Wouldn't want any other bike! She is the ultimate WIDOW MAKER."

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment5 out of 5

The only thing I didn't care for was the single riding light unless you ride with the high beams. Added demon/halos. A perfect compliment to a wicked beast.

Buying experience: privately

5 out of 5

09 November by Scott B

Year:

This bike is pure joy inmotorcycle form

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Absolute joy to ride

Engine5 out of 5

Nice and manageable at lower rpms, a fire breather at mid to high rpms,

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals4 out of 5

Cheap bike to buy, but above average maintenance demands. To be expected from this monster though

Equipment3 out of 5

Stock this bike is bare bones

Buying experience: Private purchase $ spring

5 out of 5What a machine

16 November by

Fantastic superbike and great value. Three years ago after having a go on a friends 08 model I had to trade up to one. I went looking for zx10s and plumped for a mint C1 (thought 06/07 was ugly). How glad am I. It feels raw like a race bike, you can really feel the road, the air screams in the box and you're totally involved in the whole riding experience. Newer superbikes will get you round a race track tenths quicker, but you'll have so much more fun. As journos have mentioned it does need respect, but only in the top half of the tacho. It's a great road bike and not restricted to the track. You can also ride it slowly as it's a real pussy cat. I'm 6'2" but still find it comfortable, can potter through town and have toured Europe only having a little discomfort on long motorway stints. The bike has been % reliable the finish has surprised me, being really good and par with my Honda before. It does like tyres and my mechanic says it's a pig to work on, but they are the only downsides. Really struggled with what to replace it with but fate interferred and due to a neck injury I've now joined the sit up and beg brigade, getting a sensible Superduke! This is a great bike but I preferred my Go on, get yourself one, you won't regret it.

Ride quality & brakes4 out of 5

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment4 out of 5

4 out of 5durability issues.

11 June by godshand69

Love my 05 zx Got it because it was closest thing to a GP bike for street. !3,00 miles on it now and only problem is lower case cracking. had it fixed by kawisaki urs ago, cost 4, buks. Now it looks like it has done it again. They said it has weak spot in case right above the water pump. it cracks right where a bolt hole is and oozes oil. Small amount but any is too much. Kawasaki corp accused me of rough riding and refused to pay at 1st. I ride curves and wheelies, no drag strip or stetched BS. I love this bike and treat it like my kids but I cant see keeping it if i keep having this issue. Taking it to get it looked at sat maybe they will fix again. if not they can have it and am done with kawasaki. Only bike I have ever owned and think they have engineering issues with the lower motor casing. Any repies would be appreciated.

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality3 out of 5

Value vs rivals4 out of 5

Equipment3 out of 5

5 out of 5ZXr

22 January by HF_ZX10r

I love this machine to bits. The seating position is excellent for my 5ft 10" frame. The power deliver is smooth and abundant till around revs, that's when the demons from hell really get out of their cage. Crack the throttle open too quickly and the front wheel will be heading skyward in most gears. It's nibble and efficient at what it was designed to do on the track. It's also reliable and smooth around town. However you'll need to give it a little respect or you'll be in a lot of trouble really quickly. The only bike you'll ever need!

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality5 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment5 out of 5

5 out of 5ZX10R

03 March by Sham

What a beautiful, amazing bike. Performace is great with enough power to do whatever you want. It's a shame Kawasaki ruined the looks of the bike with the updated version because the model looks better than the new one. In 18 months I've covered over 12, miles, been through several sets of tires and have enjoyed everthing about the bike. Servicing costs a fair bit but there are far less ZX10R's on the road than R1s, Fireblades and GSXR's so you feel unique and happy.

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality4 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment4 out of 5

5 out of 5march blue not reliability

17 January by jana

Great bike covered in just over a year spent over pounds no goodies. Strengths: Engine. Weaknesses: The cluth has broken twice and now will not start now in shop now to find problem.

Ride quality & brakes5 out of 5

Engine5 out of 5

Reliability & build quality1 out of 5

Value vs rivals5 out of 5

Equipment4 out of 5

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Kawasaki specs 2004 zx10r

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide
Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide
Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

In a nutshell

Having rightly been accused of producing a lackluster model range in the late s and early s that was devoid of any of Kawasaki’s traditional wild side, in the firm fiercely responded by launching the Ninja ZXR. Wild, often unpredictable and packing a serious punch, the Ninja was a trademark Kawasaki sportsbike that split opinions. Some loved its outrageously aggressive character, others were downright scared of it! Whatever your point of view, there was no denying Kawasaki were back in the big-capacity sportsbike game with the hair-raising Ninja ZXR…

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

The tech

Engine:

Banishing memories of the outdated ZX-9R (which even had a fuel tap and carbs!), Kawasaki went back to the drawing board with the ZXR and designed a ground-up new motor. Boasting a cc capacity through a 1mm bore and mm stroke increase when compared to the ZX-9R, the ZXR’s engine was also designed with a one-piece cylinder/crankcase to make it both lighter and more rigid within the chassis where it acted as a stressed member. Internally, the motor featured forged flat-top pistons that upped its compression ratio to and improved combustion while titanium valves and lighter forged steel camshafts and a weight-saving exercise on the whole valve train saw outright power and quick revving take precedence. And it worked, the Ninja made a claimed bhp with ftlb of torque, making it the most powerful litre bike in - by bhp over the new YZF-R1… However when you add in the effects of RAM-air, Kawasaki claimed these figures were upped by another 10bhp. A new fuel-injection system was mated to the motor and boasted 43mm throttle bodies with two throttle valves per cylinder and hole injectors for a finer fuel spray to improve combustion. The Ninja also featured a ‘stacked’ gearbox with close ratios, magnesium engine covers and a slipper clutch as standard. Kawasaki certainly didn’t hold back.

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Chassis:

Back in , if your new litre bike didn’t have ‘MotoGP-tested technology’ you were behind the curve. True to form, Kawasaki claimed the ZXR’s new aluminium chassis used technology gained from the ZX-RR MotoGP bike… By combining cast and pressed aluminium sections, Kawasaki claimed to have created a lightweight frame with maximum strength. The Ninja’s headstock area is cast and features a duct that runs through it for the RAM-air system and the swingarm pivot section is also cast as these areas require the most strength. These two cast sections are then joined by frame rails that are constructed from pressed aluminium that was then welded together and finally welded to the cast areas to create the frame. Impressively, Kawasaki claimed the ZXR’s frame was actually 15mm narrower than the ZX-6R’s! The swingarm was also constructed from aluminium and like the units on modern sportsbikes was designed to be extra long for improved rear grip and reduced wheelies. Not that it worked on that score!

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Suspension and wheels:

The Ninja came with the latest suspension technology in with 43mm fully-adjustable inverted forks and a fully-adjustable monoshock. According to Kawasaki, the ZXR’s new ‘H-spoke’ design allowed the use of a thinner rim, reducing the overall weight of the Ninja’s wheels.

 

Brakes:

True to form (and fashion) the Ninja boasted four-piston Tokico radial calipers, however Kawasaki added their own spin with the ZXR also featuring petal brake discs. Claimed to improve cooling and prevent warped discs on track, their smaller mm size also made the Kawasaki’s stoppers lighter than its rivals. The rear is a mm petal disc with a single-piston caliper.

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Electrics

Only Honda with their electric steering damper were pushing the electronics boat out in and instead Kawasaki focused on raw mechanical horsepower. The Ninja got an LCD dash (the same unit as the ZX-6R used) that housed a lap timer and shift light, but that’s the only electronic gadgets riders got to play with.

 

Riding position:

Due to its compact size, the Ninja has a fairly focused riding position. Maybe not as extreme as a modern litre bike such as the R1, but still not the most comfortable of ergonomics and certainly not one for relaxed touring. It’s a sportsbike and works on track or going banzai, not in a congested city!

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Pillions:

A small pad, no grab rails and a claimed bhp! Only brave pillions should apply…

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

What’s it like to ride? 

Then:

A lot of bikes become famous for their ability to blend engine and chassis performance in a formidable combo. Only a few become famous for their ability to blend engine and chassis performance to make a concoction that’s guaranteed to scare riders and the entire board of the UK’s nanny state committee… Kawasaki’s ZXR falls into the latter group like a rogue North Korean test missile.

As a replacement for the dated ZX-9R, Kawasaki loaded the ZXR with a serious arsenal. Wavy-discs, hefty broad-beam frame, styling that said ‘trust me if you dare’ and an engine that shouted ‘look out’ world. On paper alone the ZXR looked unbeatable. What Kawasaki didn’t count on was the racing and the fact that the world and buying public had switched on to usable performance. Tractable engines that would pull in the midrange to make the switch into searing top end power a smooth one. The ZXR had a searing mph top end. End of story.

But then Kawasaki saw fit to install this monster engine into a chassis that had the steering rapidity of a Scalextric car and a short wheelbase. This was literally race bike handling for the road. Not made any easier by suspension that was set up so firm it made the likes of Donington Park GP circuit seem rough. This was the primary reason why the Kawasaki shook its head, and bucked and weaved its way around the UK countryside and occasionally into it.

What Kawasaki failed to tell most owners was that the ZXR was set up for race track duty straight from the packing crate. And most owners didn’t believe, or were too stupid to know (those who buy bikes because they’re the latest ‘must have’) that suspension works both ways. Yeah, most of the evil handling traits could be ironed out with a softening of the suspension or buying a quality rear shock and tweaking the front. Only the dedicated trackday fiend plumbs for revised rear shock linkages to alter the movement ratio. A quality steering damper tidied the job completely.…

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Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Now:

Yes, the Ninja delivers a wild old ride. Yes, it will occasionally throw in a good old headshake to keep you on your toes. And yes, it is far from a relaxing ride as a result, but the ZXR is the epitome of what makes Ninjas that little bit special and is why a certain group of riders will always buy the green bike. If you want a machine with raw aggression and spirit, buy a Ninja, not a Fireblade…

Nowadays this original bad boy of the litre bike class is still a enthralling ride. It may be about 40bhp down on modern tackle, but you are dealing with a ferocious engine that lacks any electronic neutering in a chassis that has track-handling right at its core. In this context, few litre bikes deliver the kind of adrenalin thrill that you get on an original ZXR. If you like your litre bike to feel like a full-on beast, and every now and then give you a little scare, few are a raw as the Ninja ZXR. A brilliant bike for making your pulse race and a small bit of wee occasionally escape into your leathers…

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Check for:

The ZXR was aimed at track riders and as a result a lot find their way onto circuits, so always give the bike a very close inspection for crash damage. Be extra wary of sticker that may hide scratches on the fairing (or an aftermarket fairing), frame protectors and suspiciously fresh parts such as pegs etc when the rest of the bike is tired. Give the fork lowers and swingarm a very good look for scrapes and check for any touch-up paint. If it hasn’t been down the road, the next issue is corrosion.

Build quality isn’t very high on the Ninja and the paint on the engine flakes off while the calipers are very prone to both corrosion and seized pistons. Always get the front of the bike off the ground and while you are checking the head bearings for play, look for warped discs and listen for sticking pistons. And while you are inspecting bearings, check the suspension linkages as they also like to seize if not regularly stripped and regreased. Now onto add-ons…

Be very, very wary of a quickshifter on a ZXR as the gearbox is a bit weak and these can exaggerate any wear. If the owner has fitted a steering damper (a lot do!) then check it doesn’t interfere with the bike’s turning circle or catch on the bike’s paint work. Tail tidies do make the bike look better, but the indicators may not pass an MOT and also watch out for cheap aftermarket levers – do you want to ride a bhp bike with a brake lever made in China and bought on eBay for next to nothing? Next up are the bike’s mechanicals.

Road riders are never going to stress the Ninja’s motor, so they are generally quite reliable if a little rattly. The occasional reg/rec goes down and so do generators, but that’s almost a consumable item on a bike as old as the Ninja. A few ignition barrels have also given up, but again this is rare. If the bike has a race can fitted (it probably will) see if the fuelling has been matched to suit and if it has that’s a good sign of an owner who understands what a bike needs rather than just wanting it to sound loud! Finally, if it has a replacement shock that’s a great sign as the OE unit is pants and a source of much of the Ninja’s wayward handling…

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR ( – ) | Buyers guide

 

Updates:

The Ninja was updated in to the ‘wheelbarrow’ model with its twin underseat pipes. Responding to owner’s criticisms about the wild nature of the Ninja, Kawasaki calmed their beast down through a new chassis and a motor that featured a heavier flywheel. Fat, a bit ugly and lacking any real bite, this model never appealed to Ninja purists and is, rightly or wrongly, regarded as the worst of the Ninja generations. That said, it did manage to win a WSB race… In the wet…

 

Prices:

The original ZXR is on the cusp of being viewed as a collector’s item, but at the moment prices are still reasonably low. Although green bikes always go for more than black or blue ones! You can pick up a high-mileage Ninja for in the region of £, but spending just £ more will secure a lower-mileage bike in a decent condition. The most you should pay is £, but that would be a lovely stock bike in green with an OE exhaust and low mileage. Prices for the updated ‘wheelbarrow’ model are lower than the original bike, so you may want to consider buying this generation and spending a few quid on sorting its faults!

 

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR specs:

Engine

cc, valve, DOHC inline four

Power

bhp @ 11,rpm

Torque

ftlb @ rpm

Weight

kg

Seat height

mm

Tank size

litres

 

Servicing intervals:

Minor: mile – expect to pay in the region of £

Major: mile – expect to pay in the region of £

Valve clearance: 16,miles - expect to pay in the region of £

 

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Ninja ZX-10R Evolution │17 Years, 7 Generations, 2004-2021

Kawasaki Ninja ZXR

sport bike

The Kawasaki Ninja ZXR is a motorcycle in the Ninjasport bike series from the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki,[1] the successor to the Ninja ZX-9R. It was originally released in and has been updated and revised throughout the years. It combines an ultra-narrow chassis, low weight, and radial brakes. In and the ZXR won Best Superbike from Cycle World magazine,[2][3] and the international Masterbike competition.[4][5]

Components[edit]

Engine[edit]

Kawasaki engineers used a stacked design for a liquid-cooled, &#;cc (&#;cu&#;in) inline four-cylinder engine. The crankshaft axis, input shaft, and output shaft of the Ninja ZXR engine are positioned in a triangular layout to reduce engine length, while the high-speed generator is placed behind the cylinder bank to reduce engine width. With a bore and stroke of 76&#;mm ×&#;55&#;mm (&#;in ×&#;&#;in), the ZXR engine's one-piece cylinder, and crankcase assembly reduces weight and increases rigidity. The DOHC are machined from Chromoly steel, built for strength; four valves per cylinder improve high-rpm breathing; and the forged, lightweight pistons offer high heat resistance to further enhance the bike's power-to-weight ratio.

Cooling system[edit]

In addition to liquid cooling, the ZXR engine has an oil cooler adjacent to the oil filter to reduce oil temperatures. Slosh analysis was also used to design the internal structure of the oil pan, thereby reducing windage losses and helping to maintain low oil temperatures.

Clutch[edit]

A multi-plate wet slipper clutch transfers power to a six-speed, close-ratio transmission ideal for closed-course competition. The back-torque limiter automatically disengages the clutch (partially) under hard downshifting at high engine speeds to prevent rear-wheel hop during corner entry.

Wheels[edit]

A new six-spoke wheel design is claimed to be almost as light as special purpose race wheels. Since the model, the sidewall profile of the rear tire has been increased from /50/ZR17 to /55/ZR

History[edit]

–[edit]

The model was the debut of the Ninja ZXR with minor updates in It was compact, and with a chassis rivaling those of a cc sportbike and with a short wheelbase and a high power-to-weight ratio, which helped the handling. The exhaust system was fully titanium with a single muffler.

–[edit]

Among other changes, the model had twin underseat exhausts which contributed to a 5&#;kg (11&#;lb) increase in dry weight. The engine remained largely unchanged.

[edit]

The ZXR was all new for its launch for the model year. There was a dramatic change in appearance with the bike with a much more angular front end. Kawasaki moved away from the twin underseat exhausts of the – model to a more conventional single side exhaust. The compression ratio of the engine was raised.

Horizontal rear shock and ram-air passages through the neck of frame

[edit]

The model received only slight changes to the transmission from the model. The shift shaft was upgraded to allow smoother shifts.

[edit]

The model received slight changes from the model, including, upgraded Öhlins steering damper, headlights were recessed into the fairing and the individual fairing centre section pieces where now fused into one moulding.[6]

–[edit]

The ZXR underwent a major overhaul both mechanically and visually. Most notably, Kawasaki introduced their Sport Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) system as standard. It predicts when traction will be lost and adapts accordingly. Also new are an ABS option called Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System (KIBS), a completely new design, adjustable foot-pegs, larger throttle bodies, a horizontal rear suspension, lighter three-spoke wheels, Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF)[7] front suspension, and an LCD panel dashboard.[8] The model is identical to the In the models, the front damper was replaced with an Ohlins electronic front steering dampener.

Tom Sykes in became the first Superbike World Champion for Kawasaki since Scott Russell and the first on a ZXR. Stuart Easton won the Macau Grand Prix. Jonathan Rea won the Superbike World Championship season. Jeremy Toye holds the Heavyweight (Open) lap record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

[edit]

The ZXR received a major update. With a claimed &#;hp with ram-air intake at 13, rpm.[9] The electronics now use a Bosch five-axis Internal Measurement Unit (IMU). A sixth degree is calculated by proprietary Kawasaki software. The S-KTRC updated with an added launch control mode, a quickshifter, and engine brake control. Also, optional smarter KIBS cornering ABS. Because of its predictive as opposed to reactive nature, Kawasaki touts this system of S-KTRC as the most advanced of all current traction control systems. Some of the changes mechanically that are now lighter are the slipper clutch, balancer, crankshaft as well as pistons. A less restrictive air filter and larger air box as well as a lighter less restrictive exhaust system. A new transmission that is cassette style is vertically stacked. The previous petal rotors that have been in use since are now replaced with circular rotors. They are now also larger from &#;mm (&#;in) to now &#;mm (&#;in). The calipers are now Brembo M50 Monoblock and the master cylinder is a radial Brembo. The brake lines are now braided stainless-steel. A first for production sport bikes a 43&#;mm Showa Balance Free Fork derived from WSBK. Kawasaki also offers Race Kit parts for chassis and engine.[10]

[edit]

Kawasaki released a homologation special, the ZXRR with the modified cylinder head. Race-kit parts can be ordered such as high lift cams, DLC coated valve train, a beefed-up crankcase, Marchesini seven-spoke forged aluminum rims, a bi-directional quickshifter, and a single seat. The model was a limited-run of units.[11]

–[edit]

For the race season, Kawasaki adopted the motto "Ninja Spirit" due to race organisers imposing technical penalties based on Kawasaki's analysed prior successes, resulting in limitations to the maximum revs their engine could achieve in race operation. Kawasaki asserted the new rules would affect their machines more than the other manufacturers, resulting in their reaction: "The spirit of accepting a challenge of striving for on-track excellence, and never giving up.".[12][13]

In late Kawasaki released a homologation special run of ZXRR machines having a redesigned engine with modifications including finger cam followers that allowed for higher revs and greater power output. This was used by World Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam during [14][15][16]

[edit]

Production of the model year ZXR benefited from racing experience, having piston and cylinder head components previously available only on the ZXRR.[17]

Specifications[edit]

[18][19]–/[20][21][10]
Engine &#;cc (&#;cu&#;in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore × stroke &#;mm ×&#;&#;mm (&#;in ×&#;&#;in)
Compression ratio
Valvetrain DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Fuel system Fuel injection
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Power &#;kW (&#;hp) (rear wheel)[1]&#;kW (&#;hp) (rear wheel)@ 12, rpm[22]&#;kW (&#;hp) (rear wheel)@ 11,&#;rpm[23]&#;kW (&#;hp)@ 13,&#;rpm(claimed).[24] &#;kW (&#;hp) @ 11,&#;rpm rear wheel[25]
Torque &#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) (rear wheel)[1]&#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) (rear wheel)@ 11, rpm[22]&#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft) (rear wheel)@ 11,&#;rpm[23]&#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft)@ 11,&#;rpm(claimed)&#;N⋅m (&#;lb⋅ft)@ 11,&#;rpm (rear wheel)[25]
Drivetrain Slipper clutch, close-ratio six-speed manual, sealed chain-drive
Suspension Front: 43&#;mm inverted fork with top-out springs
Rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and top-out spring
Front: 43&#;mm inverted fork with top-out springs
Rear: Uni-Trak with top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping.
Front: 43&#;mm inverted fork with top-out springs (Big Piston Fork Design)
Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range compression damping, stepless rebound damping
Front: 43&#;mm inverted Balance Free Fork with external compression chamber fully adjustable
Rear:Horizontal back-link with Balance Free gas-charged shock, dual-range fully adjustable
Brakes Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with semi-floating &#;mm (&#;in) petal discs
Rear: Single &#;mm (&#;in) disc with single-piston caliper
Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with semi-floating &#;mm (&#;in) petal discs
Rear: Single &#;mm (&#;in) disc with single-piston caliper
Front: Dual semi-floating &#;mm (&#;in) discs Brembo monobloc M50 radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear:Single &#;mm (&#;in) disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Tires Front: /70ZR
Rear: /50ZR
Front: /70ZR
Rear: /55ZR
Rake, trail 24°, &#;mm (&#;in) °, &#;mm (&#;in) °, &#;mm (&#;in) 25°, &#;mm (&#;in)
Wheelbase 1,&#;mm (&#;in) 1,&#;mm (55&#;in) 1,&#;mm (&#;in) 1,&#;mm (&#;in) 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Seat height &#;mm (&#;in) &#;mm (33&#;in) &#;mm (&#;in) &#;mm (&#;in)
Dry weight&#;kg (&#;lb) &#;kg (&#;lb) &#;kg (&#;lb) - Model
Wet Weight&#;kg (&#;lb)[1]&#;kg (&#;lb) &#;kg (&#;lb) - – Models &#;kg (&#;lb)[23]&#;kg (&#;lb)[10]
Fuel capacity 17&#;L (&#;imp&#;gal; &#;US&#;gal)
Performance
Top speed &#;mph (&#;km/h)[1]
0–97&#;km/h (0–60&#;mph) sec.[1] sec.[26] sec.[23] sec.[27]
0 to 1&#;4&#;mi ( to &#;km) sec. @ &#;km/h (&#;mph)[1]&#;sec. @ &#;km/h (&#;mph)[26] sec. @ &#;km/h (&#;mph)[23] sec. @ &#;km/h (&#;mph)[27]
Braking 60 to 0&#;mph (97 to 0&#;km/h) &#;m (&#;ft)[1]37&#;m (&#;ft)[23]38&#;m (&#;ft)[27]
Fuel economy litres per kilometres; 50 miles per imperial gallon (42&#;mpg&#;US)[1] litres per kilometres; miles per imperial gallon (&#;mpg&#;US)[26] litres per kilometres; 44 miles per imperial gallon (37&#;mpg&#;US)[23]

Notes[edit]

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  7. ^Ash, Kevin (), "Big Piston Forks", Ash on Bikes, retrieved March 11, &#;Originally published in the Motor Cycle News Tech Watch columnCS1 maint: postscript (link)
  8. ^Kunitsugu, Kent. " Kawasaki ZXR – New Generation Ninja". Sport Rider. Retrieved 6 April
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  15. ^Rea positive after first tests on new KawasakiBelfast Telegraph November 16, Retrieved January 11,
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  18. ^Ninja ZXR Archived at the Wayback Machine PDF
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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website (United States)

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Ninja_ZXR

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