2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Details

Kawasaki has released details about their 2013 liter-class superbike, the fearsome ZX-10R.

While there’re no major changes under the fairing, Kawasaki has clothed the green monster in a new livery and fitted it with a new electronically controlled steering damper from Ohlins.


The new damper is mounted behind the triple clamp and controlled automatically via a combination of the bike’s internal sensors and a separate ECU. The change comes at a cost of $300 with the ’13 model retailing for $14299 (in the US). Kawasaki also offers a model with ABS for an extra $1000. Hit the jump below for the full specifications about the 2013 Ninja ZX-10R.

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 998cc
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) 
Transmission: Six-speed 
Final drive: Chain
Rake / trail: 25.0 degrees / 4.2 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), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in.
Front brakes: Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking (KIBS), dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Rear brakes: KIBS-controlled, single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Color choices: Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Flat White/Metallic Spark Black

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