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KAWASAKI Ninja ZX-10R Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 13
First production year: 2003
 

2018 - Present

The ZX-10R jumps to the next step of technology for 2018, with electronically adjustable suspension and forged wheels as the marquee upgrades, for what Kawi is calling the Special Edition. The ZX-10R SE also borrows some ZX-10RR bits as well, like the forged Marchesini wheels and bidirectional quickshifter (which, incidentally, isn’t designed to work below 2,500rpm).




 

2014 - 2015

The 2015 MY Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R proudly inherits 30 years of Ninja technology and prestige. It comes with an Öhlins-Kawasaki electronic steering damper which quickly analyzes current speed as well as acceleration and deceleration for an optimum amount of damping force across a wide range of riding scenarios. The bike is also equipped with the Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) to ens...




 

2014 - 2015

After 30 years of Ninja production, Kawasaki have prepared an 2015 MY Ninja ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Special Edition. It is available for purchase in lime green/pearl stardust white paint, and it has special "30th Anniversary" badges on each side of the fairing. In the engine/technology department, it has the same specs as the 2015 MY Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. The model is availa...




 

2013 - 2014

The new 2014 MY Kawasaki ZX-10R has a 998cc 4-stroke, inline-four engine that produces 180 horsepower and 112 Nm of torque. An interesting feature of this model is an electronic steering damper, specially designed by Kawasaki in collaboration with Öhlins, which provides the required amount of damping force in any scenario, at both low and high speed. It also has the Sport-Kawasaki Traction...




 

2011 - 2012

Coming as a completely redesigned model for 2011, the Ninja ZX-10R offers the most advanced traction-control system in all mass production motorcycles. The MotoGP-derived S-KTRC, or Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control system works by processing every data point 200 times per second and then maximizes performance by reducing power just before the amount of slippage exceeds the optimal traction zone,...




 

2010 - 2011

The 2010 Ninja ZX-10R has received a completely new bodywork which makes it look more aggressive than it ever did before, yet still carrying on the heritage of the first liter-class Ninjas. The aluminium twin-spar frame couples with the all-cast 3-piece swingarm and all-new Showa fork with compression and damping adjustment at the top for easy setup and preload adjustment at the bottom. LE...




 

2009 - 2010

The 2009 Ninja ZX-10R is a sport bike in Kawasaki's liter-class, powered by a 188 PS 998cc racing-inspired engine. This year's model comes with enhanced styling and optimized sports ergonomics, making the 2009 Ninja ZX-10R perfect for the track yet still fun to ride in the city or on fast winding roads. A new, right-side titanium silencer with pre-chamber helps keeping a lower C0fG,...




 

2008 - 2009

The 2008 Ninja ZX-10R carries on the design trend of the previous year model and thus it boasts the edgy look which has inspired so many riders since then. The 998cc bike is a natural born racer, but it can provide a lot of fun on countryside roads and city, too. The hybrid instrument cluster is both easy to read and easy to focus on, while the revised RAM Air system provides the power boost ...




 

2007 - 2008

The 2007 Ninja ZX-10R brings a new look to the Kawasaki liter-engines, with a redesigned fairing and an edgy approach to racing fairings. A revised RAM Air intake duct reduces noise and sports straighter channels for better flow. The 998 engine has received updated intake throttle ports, bringing the bike closer to the factory superbike race beasts. The die-cast aluminium sub-grame keeps the ...




 

2006 - 2007

The 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is an iconic supersport bike one will meet on the racing tracks and in the city alike. Even more, with its adjustable suspension and extremely robust build, the ZX-10R is also suitable for fast-paced fun on the countryside roads. Powered by a 998cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine which delivers 175 PS, the ZX-10R's power can be however maxe...




 

2005 - 2006

The 2005 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a supersport bike powered by a 998cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine which delivers 175 PS. However, with the RAM Air forced air intake technology, the max power can reach as much as 184 PS. Being a bike designed with race track performance in mind, the instrument cluster comes with highly-visible elements and a hybrid combination between an...




 

2004 - 2005

The 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a 998cc 4-cylinder in-line sport bike. While having a significantly-bigger engine, the ZX-10R is not too much bigger than the 6R model. Ergonomics and aerodynamics have made this racing bike also suitable for daily ride across the city or fast rides on the winding countryside roads. A technologically-advanced alloy chassis allows increased rigidity for confi...




 

2003 - 2004

The 2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a heavyweight-class sport bike destined for the skilled riders. With a racing purpose in mind, the Ninja ZX-10R is compact an in fact it is just a little bigger than the 6R little sister. This bike comes with an all-new redesigned 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine and wind tunnel-trimmed fairing for achieving the ultimate performance. Integrated turn signals a...