Kawasaki 2016 Ninja ZX-10R Is Similar To Their WSBK Machine

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Kawasaki has lifted the covers off their 2016 ZX-10R superbike at a special event organised in Barcelona, Spain. This motorcycle has been updated with inputs from Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes.

The Japanese manufacturer has won the 2015 World Superbike Championship. Kawasaki used the tagline ‘Get Closer' for this new machine, which means it is almost similar to their WSBK race machine.

Subtle changes have been made across the bodywork of Ninja ZX-10R. The front and side cowling looks bigger while the tail section also gains some width. Designers have also provided this superbike with special livery.

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R will be powered by a 998cc inline four-cylinder, liquid cooled engine. It produces 207.04 horsepower and 113.5Nm of peak torque output. Engineers confirm this engine will deliver fuel efficiency of 5.9 l/100km.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a quick shifter. Kawasaki provides their 2016 Ninja ZX-10R with several power modes. An economical riding indicator has been provided to maximise efficient riding.

The braking force will be provided by new dual high-spec Brembo M50 monbloc callipers with 330mm discs up front. Kawasaki has provided the Ninja ZX-10R with steel braided brake lines for precise braking every time.

Front forks have been developed by Showa and are balance free front fork, which has been tested in WSBK. The chassis is an aluminium twin-spar frame with maximum weight focussed on the front end.

Engineers have also provided Inertia Measurement Unit, Electronic Steering Damper, Cornering management function, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, electronic throttle valve, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode and IMU.

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Story first published: Friday, October 9, 2015, 16:35 [IST]
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