2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R gets some updates for 2010, including a slightly modified look with a new front fairing bringing it closer to the ZX-6R, and redesigned side panels and exhaust make it slimmer and more compact.

For 2010 the Ninja ZX-10R has a modified gearbox, making it more precise, and changes to the steering damper give greater performance. In its essentials the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is the same as always, with a few refresher updates for 2010. Below are more details on the 2010 Ninja.

The current ZX-6R debuted in 2009, featuring what was quite possibly the best sporting transmission Kawasaki has ever produced. For 2010, Kawasaki’s engineers applied similar technology to the ZX-10R’s gearbox, with internal modifications aimed at reducing play in the shift mechanism and providing a more-precise feel at the lever. The result is smooth, effortless shifting with clean and positive gear engagement.

Like its gearbox, the ZX-10R’s adjustable twin-tube Öhlins steering damper also received internal modifications for improved performance. A separate spring and free piston were added to the reservoir tube to enhance damping stability, and a new titanium colored finish and laser-etched logo update the damper’s external appearance.

Always an aggressive and technologically interesting motorcycle to look at, the 2010 ZX-10R’s bodywork features updates to give it a lighter, more-compact appearance. A new single piece front fairing reduces the visual weight of the ZX-10R’s front end, while new inner panels provide a tidier look around the handlebar area. Adding to the effect of the minimalist bodywork, sharper new side panels incorporate more black into their design, helping the 10R to appear even more compact.

A new muffler completes the appearance updates, with a new dimpled surface pattern, metallic grey paint finish, and a compact end cap providing a smaller appearance and more sinister look.

Specifications

Engine Type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four

Displacement: 998cc

Bore x Stroke: 76.0 x 55.0 mm

Compression Ratio: 12.9:1

Fuel Injection: DFI with 43mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder

Ignition: TCBI with digital advance and Kawasaki Ignition Management System (KIMS)

Transmission: Six-speed

Final Drive: Chain

Rake/Trail: 25.5deg / 4.3 in.

Front Tire Size: 120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire Size: 190/55 ZR17

Wheelbase: 55.7 in.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)

Front Suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted fork with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs / 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® with top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in.

Front Brake Type: Dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers

Rear Brake Type: Single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper

Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.5 gal.

Seat Height: 32.7 in.

Curb Weight: 458.6 lbs.

Overall length: 83.1 in.

Overall width: 28.0 in.

Overall height: 44.7 in.

Color: Metallic Spark Black, Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)


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