KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-10R SE (2018-Present) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production started year: 2018

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Back in 2018, Japanese bike maker Kawasaki decided to introduce a new model in the Ninja ZX range, to complement the existing ZX-10R and ZX-10RR. It’s called ZX-10R SE and comes with just a touch of extras over the other models.

The biggest novelty the bike brings to the table is the fitting of a new advanced electronic suspension, created with the help of the Japanese specialists from Showa. Called KECS, it adds electronically controlled damping to the high-spec Balance Free Front Fork and BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion) rear shock the bike comes equipped with.

Kawasaki says the system adapts to road conditions in real-time, being suitable for a wide range of conditions and riding styles.

Developed for both road and track use, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE is powered by a 998cc engine capable of developing 197 hp at 13,000 rpm. It spins 7-spoke multi-directional forged aluminum wheels, and, together with the bike itself, has three settings, namely Road, Track, and Manual.

The model, which in 2018 was available in only one color, was produced in 2019 and 2020 as well, but it remains a heavy hitter on the used market. In 2022, for instance, one could be had with decent mileage for an average of $19,000.



engine specs
Type:Four stroke, four cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement:998 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.0x2.2 in OR 76 mm
Compression Ratio:13.0:1
Horsepower:/ KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:84.6/11500 lb-ft/RPM OR 115/11500 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:DFI with 47mm Mikuni throttle bodies (4) with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
transmission specs
Clutch:Wet multiplate
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Chain
chassis specs
Frame:Aluminum perimeter
Front Suspension:43 mm inverted Balance Free Fork, KECS controlled compression and rebound damping, manual spring preload adjustability
Rear Suspension:Horizontal back-link with Balance Free gas-charged shock, controlled compression and rebound damping, manually adjustable spring preload
Front Brake:Intelligent Braking (KIBS), Brembo dual semi-floating 330mm discs with dual radial mounted monobloc 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:KIBS-controlled, single 220 mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:82.3 in OR 2090 mm
Overall Width:29.1 in OR 739 mm
Seat Height:32.9 in OR 836 mm
Weelbase:56.7 in OR 1440 mm
Ground Clearance:5.7 in OR 145 mm
Weight:459 lbs OR 208 kg
Fuel Capacity:4.5 gallons OR 17.0 L
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