Kawasaki Motors India has introduced the new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. The bike was already producing a staggering 200PS and 210PS with Ram Air assist from its 999c engine and capacity has managed to increase it to int the latest avatar. The bike now makes 203PS! and 213 PS with Rami Air assist!
The model will only be available in one edition, the KRT edition. Also, Kawasaki has opened the bookings for the biker with an amount of Rs 1.5 Lakh. Bookings will only be open till 30th May, as Kawasaki is going to produce limited units as of now. The bike is locally assembled in India. Deliveries can be expected by mid of June 2019 as per Kawasaki.
As for the design, the bike continues to get the same styling philosophy heavenly inspired by the Supersports model used by Kawasaki in FIM Superbike World Championship (World SBK). In fact, Kawasaki has won World SBK four times (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) in a row. And that DNA gets carried over to the ZX-10R.
The ZX-10R comes equipped with lots of electronic aids and features. Other than the increased engine performance you get Finger follower valve actuation, which is designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers. This finger follower gets a Diamond-like Coating(DLC). The Cylinder head cover comes painted in red and is ready for High Lift Cam. The gear shifting is made easy by KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter-Dual Direction), which helps in both, clutchless upshifts and downshifts.
The bike is powered by a 998cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four engine which makes 203PS at 13,500rpm and a 114.9 Nm of torque at 11,200 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It comes with 17-litre fuel tank and a ground clearance of 145mm. The bike weighs in at 206kg. The suspension setup is from SHOWA, at the front is an inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability! and the rear is a Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. Braking is handled by Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs with Brembo M50 calliper at the front and Single 220 mm disc at the rear.
Coming to the various electronic aids Kawasaki offers S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode), KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), all these combined help you to tame the beast that ZX-10R is. It also gets 3 power modes, Kawasaki Engine Brake control, Electronic throttle valves and KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System). The frame is an Aluminium Twin-spar Frame with an Aluminium Swingarm. Indian model gets a Single seat.
The price of the bike is not yet announced. The bike comes in KRT edition which gets lime green, and metallic graphite grey colour. It competes with Honda CBR1000RR and BMW S1000RR.
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