2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R

2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Launched At Rs 13.99 lakh


Kawasaki launches 2020 Ninja ZX10R in India. Let’s look at what it offers!

Kawasaki Motor India recently launched the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R in India. The super-sport motorcycle commands a price-tag of Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Kawasaki is bringing the ZX-10R to India via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route. Hence, the locally assembled 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R costs less by Rs 31,000 than the previous model while the motorcycle offers more power, improved suspension, and braking performance.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R

What’s So Special about 2020 Ninja ZX10R?

Kawasaki claims that the new model is based on the World Superbike (WSBK) race machine. The bike comes to India via the CKD (Completely knocked down) route and Kawasaki will assemble it locally. Aesthetically, the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is almost identical to the older version. Except for some stickers, look wise, the bike remains the same. It comes with few red accents on the fairing which differentiates it from the earlier version.

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2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R

However, there are some big updates to the power-train. While the motorcycle has the same 998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine, it now gets finger-follower valve actuation in place of tappet-style design. This engine churns out maximum 203 PS and 213 PS with RAM air intake while torque output is 114.9 Nm. The motorcycle also gets a revised 6-speed constant mesh gearbox with Kawasaki Dual Direction Quick-shifter for clutch-less shifts.

Equipment:

Fully-adjustable 43 mm Showa inverted forks at the front with 120 mm travel carry out the suspension duties on the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. The motorcycle has back-link gas charged mono-shock unit at the rear with 114 mm travel. Dual semi-floating discs of 330mm with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers at the front and a 220mm single disc at the rear with a single-piston caliper perform braking for the ZX10R. The ZX10R also employs a steering damper especially designed by Ohlins.

2020 Ninja ZX10R is known for its latest gadgets which include Kawasaki Traction Control, cornering management system, electronic throttle valves, engine brake control, and ABS. Besides, there are three riding modes on offer.

The Competition:

The company will commence deliveries of the new 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R from June this year for those who booked earlier while Kawasaki dealers across the country are currently accepting new bookings. There are many liter-class super-sport motorcycles on sale in India. The new Ninja ZX-10R will then take on the likes of Yamaha YZF-R1, Ducati Panigale V4, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Aprilia RSV4 RR, and BMW S1000 RR.

All Images (Courtesy: Kawasaki India)

2020 Kawasaki NINJA ZX10R TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (expected)

Engine  
Engine 4-stroke, In-line Four
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Displacement 998 cm3
Valve System DOHC, 16 valves
Max. Power 203 Ps
Max. Power with RAM 213 Ps
Torque 114.9 Nm
Vehicle  
Frame Type Twin Par, Cast Aluminium
Tyre  
Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
SUSPENSION  
Front / Wheel Travel ø43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, 120 mm
Rear / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, 114 mm
BRAKE  
Brake Front Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs
Brake Rear Single 220 mm disc
Dimensions  
Length 2085 mm
Width 740 mm
Height 1145 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1440 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Kerb Weight 206 kg

(All Images - Courtesy: Kawasaki India

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