Check out the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja WorldSBK contender

Pictures are coming out showing the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja WorldSBK contender for the first time

2021 Kawasaki ZX10-R Ninja

THE Team Green Facebook page has released some images showing the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja WorldSBK machine.

The bike is the racing version of the machine seen in type approval images released in Australia the other week. And is painted up in Kawasaki’s distinctive KRT paint scheme.

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What is clear from the images is that the flagship Kawasaki sports bike is visually changing in a big way for 2021. The much talked about winglets that many, us included, thought were arriving have not materialised, instead the bike is wearing an angular fairing with deeply recessed headlights sitting within the bodywork, and a large centrally mounted ram-air intake.

Beneath the skin, the rest of the bike looks to be very similar to the previous generation ZX-10R Ninja, with the type approval documents confirming much the same numbers as before.

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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, has reported that the dry weight for the bike is the same as the 2020 version, pointing to the wet weight being exactly the same too.

While the images show the race bike that Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes will campaign in the World Superbike championship next season, it does at least confirm that the road bike is also going to be changing for 2021. That machine is getting unveiled on the 23rd November and as ever, Visordown will be on hand to bring you all the news as it happens.

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