2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Designed to offer a high-level base
package, with the stock engine and chassis performance
to satisfy even the most experienced riders, the already
potent Ninja ZX-10R receives some clever fine-tuning
and a revised styling package for 2010.
Delivering 200 PS with Ram Air and
a super-wide powerband, the Ninja ZX-10R’s engine
has performance potential similar to Kawasaki factory
superbike race machines.
New front cowl gives the Ninja ZX-10R
a stronger family resemblance to its smaller sibling,
the Ninja ZX-6R. Revisions to the minimalist bodywork
and a new muffler design contribute to a lighter looking
Öhlins steering damper
Adjustable Öhlins steering damper
with twin-tube design is fitted as standard equipment.
The second tube, which acts like a reservoir tank,
and the damper internals, ensure stable damping performance
even under racing conditions. This race-quality unit
was developed in collaboration with Öhlins specially
for the Ninja ZX-10R.
Adjustable back-torque limiting
Easily adjustable back-torque limiting
clutch enables smooth downshifts. This highly acclaimed
feature is one of the main contributors to the rear’s
stable composure under hard braking.
Optimised sports ergonomics
Ergonomics; most especially the tank
and seat, maximise the rider’s contact with
the bike. The handlebar/seat/pegs relationship offers
a naturally aggressive riding position, ideal for
riding on the track.
Kawasaki Ignition Management
In order to offer riders precise control
of the engine’s powerful output, the Ninja ZX-10R
is equipped with an advanced ignition management system.
Designed to deliver precise power according to the
rider’s intentions, the system ensures smooth
throttle response, curtails sudden spikes in engine
speed, and also effectively protects the engine and
exhaust catalysers from damage.
Highly communicative chassis
The optimised stiffness balance of
Kawasaki’s unique backbone twin-tube frame contributes
to the ZX-10R’s superb rider feedback. Some
of the chassis technology used included shaping the
frame’s pressed parts: the convex pieces, not
really noticeable to the naked eye, to help alleviate
The 10R’s cluster instrument
package features special UV-blocking glass, making
the LED display brighter and easier to read. The depth
effect of the LCD screen is striking while the colour-coded
tachometer indicates an optimal operating rev range