Kawasaki ZX-10R (2011) review

Still retains the mad Zed feeling but backed up with best traction control in the business

Details
Manufacturer:
Kawasaki
Category:
Sportsbikes
Overall
4
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Fast. Revvy. Great front-end. Feels every bit a racebike.
No quickshifter as standard

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratios: 2nd 2.053 (39/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.737 (33/19)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.571 (33/21)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.444 (26/18)
Gear ratios: 6th 1.348 (31/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.294 (39/17)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

FRAME

Frame type Twin spar, cast aluminium
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 125 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Rake/Trail 25.5°/ 110 mm
Steering angle, left / right 27° / 27°

SUSPENSION

Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping,
spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock and top-out spring
Compression damping: Stepless, dual-range (high/low-speed)
Rebound damping: Stepless
Spring preload: Fully adjustable

BRAKES

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs,
10-button aluminium rotor carrier
Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-(aluminium) piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc
Caliper: Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston

DIMENSIONS

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.075 x 715 x 1.115 mm
Wheelbase 1,425 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat height 813 mm
Curb Mass 198 kg / 201 kg (ABS)
Fuel capacity 17 litres

PERFORMANCE

Maximum power 147.1kW {200.1PS} / 13,000 rpm
Maximum power with RAM Air TBC
Maximum torque 114.3 N•m {11.7kgf•m} / 11,500 rpm

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ENGINE

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 998 cm³
Bore x stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: φ47 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles, dual
injection
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
Engine
5
Brakes
4
Handling
4
Comfort
4
Build Quality
4
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