New updates for 2022 Kawasaki ZX-10R | The Ninja comes in black!

Due for release in February 2022, the Kawasaki ZX-10R is due for a costume change, appearing in a sleek Ninja Diablo Black colour option. 

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2022

Here’s the new Kawasaki ZX-10R for 2022, and the primary new feature is the Ninja Metallic Diablo Black, Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray, and signature Kawasaki green accents. It’ll still come in the 2021 Lime Green, Ebony & Pearl Blizzard White colourway, too. 

When it comes to what else is new… it doesn’t really appear to be anything of note outside the colour option. Perhaps a few refinements and touches here and there, but chief on the list is the new option for a stealthy dark finish. The release also mentions a newly updated Rideology App interface for smartphone connectivity on the TFT screen.

Despite this, the price has been upped by £200 to a total of £15,999 for the standard edition, and £16,999 for the performance edition. 

These 2022 models will benefit from the new aerodynamics package from 2021, creating 17% more downforce at top speeds achieved from the 998cc inline-four. Peak power remains at 200 bhp @ 13,200 rpm, or 210 bhp with RAM air - plenty for the road, truly capable on the track. 

The new 2022 models will also proudly display the newly adopted Kawasaki River Mark, first used with special permission following its ongoing success in the World Superbike championships with Jonathan Rea - who had a huge hand in developing the 2021 model. 

That River Mark has now been adopted by Kawasaki Motorcycles as the emblem for the Japanese marque, but its appearance on the ZX-10R was its first use on a non-supercharged mass-production model. 

If you want more details on the Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja, have a watch of Toad’s review from earlier this year. 

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