The latest Kawasaki ZX-10R offers neither the big-bang firing purchase nor the horizontal keeping its cylinders, in spite of fanciful conjecture in lower publications. Gossips of adjustable valve time are also most likely unfounded. Rather, we find a good evolutionary literbike style of a traditional inline-Four motor wrapped in the perimeter-beam aluminum body. The ZX-10R’s engine, body, suspension, body-work, instrumentation and tires, but a very advanced as well as customizable digital system that can help riders funnel and take advantage of the new ZX-10R’s incredible blend of energy and receptive handling. The machine is called Sport-Kawasaki Grip Control, or even S-KTRC. In terms of design, it seems like this year’s ZX-10 has the style bones which should produce the the majority of attractive 10R however. The shape of their bodywork is actually chiseled however sleek, covering tightly round the mechanical pieces. Large aspect cut-outs in the fairing increase the perception of lightness as well as expose the actual engine.
The diminutive tailsection assists aid the sense of lightness. Talking about weight, it will likely be interesting to determine how many oz . can be whittled aside. The current 10R weighs about 458 pounds using its tank stuffed, and that’s Five more than the actual S1000RR and a massive 21 lbs heavier compared to Honda’s CBR1000RR. The 2011 ZX will certainly be lighter in weight than the 325i repair, and it could even approach the actual CBR’s astonishingly reduced (437-lb) weight. Remember that 20-some pounds had been shed in the ZX-6R in its final redesign.
2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Specification
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression ratio: 13.0:1
Fuel system: DFI® with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Final drive: Chain
Rake / trail: 25.0 degrees / 4.33 in.
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
Wheelbase: 56.1 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF) with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock and top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in.
Front brakes: Dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Rear brakes: Single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Overall length: 81.7 in.
Overall width: 28.2 in.
Overall height: 43.9 in.
Seat height: 32.0 in.
Curb weight: 436.6 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Color choices: Lime Green / Ebony, Ebony / Flat Ebony
Warranty: 12 Months