Kawasaki has launched the 2021 Ninja ZX-10R in India. The superbike is priced at Rs. 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kawasaki has revised the chassis. Firstly, the wheelbase has gone up by 10mm. This was done by incorporating a new swingarm that’s 8mm longer (with a 1mm lower pivot point), while the lowered triple clamp has led to greater front fork offset, contributing to the longer wheelbase. The fully-adjustable Showa Balance Free Fork and rear monoshock also feature tweaked internals and the result of these changes is improved handling.
Kawasaki has also tweaked the ergonomics on the new ZX-10R to result in a more committed riding position. The foot pegs are set 5mm higher, clip-ons are 10mm further forward, while the triple clamp itself has been lowered.
The ZX-10R is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 BHP @ 13,200 rpm and 115 Nm @ 11,400 rpm. The engine features redesigned intake ports and valvetrain, titanium intake and exhaust valves and Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on finger-followers.
As far as electronics are concerned, the Bosch six-axis IMU governs the traction control, riding modes (three standard and four customisable), cornering ABS and more. The settings can be accessed via the new, Bluetooth connectivity enabled 4.3-inch TFT display. It also gets cruise control as standard, as well as engine-braking control, launch control, a quickshifter and electronic Öhlins steering damper.