2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: Full details, Specs and Gallery

A comprehensive list of detailed specifications and image gallery for Kawasaki's new superbike for 2011

THE LATEST KAWASAKI ZX-10R marks 2011 as one of the most important superbikes for the new year. See below for the full details, specifications and a gallery of images of the green meanie for the digital age.

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Ninja ZX-10R models have always pursued the highest circuit performance. To remain competitive, each successive model has offered more power and more control. The latest machine is no exception. Featuring a new engine, new frame and new suspension, Kawasaki’s newest litrebike flagship represents the first complete redesign since the Ninja ZX-10R’s debut, and offers a significant jump in base performance.

Designed to enable a greater number of riders to experience the thrill of riding a superbike at the limit, the new Ninja ZX-10R is loaded with cutting-edge technology. New features like Kawasaki’s new race-type traction control system (S-KTRC) and supersport-grade ABS (KIBS) are there to assist riders explore the limit.

Some Key Features

  • S-KTRC, Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control: Advanced, predictive traction control system, allowing maximum drive and traction under a wide variety of conditions.
  • KIBS, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System: Now you can enjoy hard sport riding with ABS safety to back you up, thanks to KIBS.
  • Completely new engine with 3 different power modes, more power and a different character, allowing you to have more time at full throttle. Engine contains cassette transmission and slipper clutch.
  • All-new aluminium twin-spar frame for increased control, feedback and cornering stability. 
  • Big Piston Front fork (BPF) for a smoother pitching motion and increased damping performance under heavy braking. Easy to adjust to personal preference.
  • Horizontal Back-link rear suspension for better road holding, smoother action, and other benefits.
  • Completely revised engine-chassis package for about 10 kg weight reduction
  • New instrumentation which can be set to Normal Mode or Race Mode
  • Environmental friendly feature: ECO Ride Indicator, indicating favourable riding conditions to minimise fuel consumption.



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


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 type Twin spar, cast aluminium
Front Wheel travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel travel 140 mm
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Rake/Trail 25°/ 107 mm
Steering angle, left / right 27° / 27°


Front Suspension 43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Rear Suspension 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


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


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


Maximum power 147.1kW {200.1PS} / 13,000 rpm
Maximum power with RAM Air 154.4kW {209.9PS}/ 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque 112 Nm {11.4kgf•m} / 11,500 rpm


Lime Green, Ebony