The fastest production motorbike by the Japanese automaker, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10-RR is set to head to India on 3rd March. The updated ZX10R was launched in the country in February 2016, and is considered a complete liter class motorcycle by many. And now, Kawasaki is poised to bring in more power to the country. The new ZX-10RR was first launched at the 2016 INTERMOT motorbike show and is a limited special edition offering, only a total of 500 motorbikes will be manufactured. It will come in a special Winter Edition matte black paint.
The bike will come with KQS quick-shifter that will allow both up and down shift without clutch. It will have Marchesini seven-spoke forged aluminum wheels that have sticky Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa S-P tyres. An optional race kit is also available for the ZX-10RR, however it is not known yet whether it will a part of the version meant for India. Kawasaki rights that the Ninja ZX-10RR was about 2 seconds faster than the standard motorcycle on their Auto polis test track in Kumamoto, Japan.
Powering the Ninja ZX-10RR is the same 998cc inline-four engine from the standard Ninja ZX-10R, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It also retains the quick shifter for clutch less upshifts and downshifts and a six-axis IMU. The IMU which upholds a leash over the traction control, launch control and ABS, electronic engine brake control. What set the Ninja ZX-10RR apart though, are the lightweight seven-spoke Marchesini wheels and sticky Pirelli Supercorsa SP wheels. For those opting for the race kit, Kawasaki offers high lift cams, reinforced crankcase and an upgraded cooling system for the engine. With these updates, Kawasaki claims that the Ninja ZX-10RR is two seconds a lap faster than the standard bike at the Auto polis test track in Japan.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR is available only as a single-seater in a white or black livery inspired by Kawasaki’s factory World Superbike (WSBK) team. We can expect it to be priced at around Rs.20 lakh. It will compete with other liter class superbikes like the Yamaha YZF-R1, Aprilia RSV4 RR and the MV Agusta F4.