2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja revealed in documents from Australia

Images are beginning to surface on the internet purporting to show the updated 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja!    

THE newly updated 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja might just have been unmasked, as type approval pictures reportedly from Australian type approval documents.

The official launch of this bike is thought to be taking place later this month, November 23rd, although the images have seemingly leaked out and found by Motocycle.com while the bike was being homologated.

The images are reportedly showing the ZX-10R Ninja – the dark coloured machine with light green details – and the homologation bike for WorldSBK in the form of the ZX-10RR and it’s distinctive dayglo green livery.

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One of the biggest changes from the 2020 to 2021 models is the updated front end styling. The aggressive yet sleek front end of before has gone, and fairing that looks reminiscent of the supercharged Ninja H2 has been adopted.

It’s hard to tell from the images, but it looks as though the intakes of the H2 have been adopted as headlights for this model. For confirmation of that though we’ll have to wait for the full reveal.

One piece of the bike that is seemingly missing is the much-talked-about winglets many in the media (including us) assumed would be landing on the bike. With most of the other bikes on the WorldSBK grid having aero devices of one form or another, 2021 seemed like the perfect time for Kawasaki to bring some downforce to the party.

Engine-wise, the update seems to be small, with power and torque remaining the same – although arriving a few hundred rpm lower in the rev-range. As with the power output, Motocycle.com also reports that the dry weight for the bike is the same as the 2020 version, pointing to the wet weight being exactly the same too.

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