The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR has finally been launched in the Indian market at Rs 21.9 lakh, ex-showroom Pune. This edition is Rs 3.9 lakh premium over the standard Kawasaki ZX10R. With a limited run globally, Kawasaki has produced only 1,000 units of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10RR. Introduced at the last year’s Intermot Show in October, the bike derives power from the 998cc engine and is claimed to be the most performance oriented sportbike Kawasaki has ever produced. The engine in question is the same inline-four cylinder, fuel-injected unit from Ninja ZX-10R that makes maximum power of 197bhp at 13,000rpm and additional 10bhp with ram-air. As for the peak torque, it remains unchanged at 113.5Nm. For feeding power to wheels, it uses a six-speed gearbox and there is a five-more traction control system for safety while riding under unfavourable conditions. Read – Kawasaki Versys X-300 Adventure Motorcycle
The bike carries over quick shifter, enabling clutch-less upshifts and downshifts. It also retains the six-axis IMU, responsible for maintaining a leash over launch controls, traction control, ABS and electronic engine brake controls.
The Ninja ZX-10RR gets additional livery like lightweight seven-spoke Marchesini wheels and sticky Perilli Supercorsa SP tyres over the standard model. There is also an option for race kit that comprises of reinforced crankcase, high lift cams and an updated cooling system for improving engine performance. The company claims that with these updates, the Ninja ZX-10RR is able to lap faster at the Autopolis test track in Japan. While the standard model lags behind by 2 seconds on the same track. Read – 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Unveiled At INTERMOT
Taking inspiration by the Kawasaki’s factory World Superbike (WSBK) team, the new single-seater sportbike is available in black and white livery. In the litre-segment the single-seater Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10RR will rival MV Augusta, Aprillia RSV4 RR and Yamaha YZF-R1.