2013 Kawasaki Ninja X-10R Review

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)

2013 Kawasaki Ninja | Review

2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R

2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R

2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R

2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R

2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R

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2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R Test

Kawasaki just revamp the ZX-10R in they completely redesigned it the ground up. The Ninja lost (claimed to be around 20 lbs.), its stellar handling, became through the use of serious electronics, and an eye-watering motor.

The looks of the liter bike are very from the previous generation and styling cues have taken from Kawasaki’s MotoGP effort. The angular shorty exhaust and abbreviated section are all clearly taken from the race bike.

For Kawasaki didn’t have to much, and the ZX-10R returns as a model with a few upgrades, an Öhlins-Kawasaki electronic steering

Immediate impressions are favorable, as the feels well balanced, and the position, although committed of is relatively comfortable. The large pod is easy to read to the point the large sweep rev counter/programmable light across the top in bright is a little distracting.

The four-cylinder engine displaces and is redlined at a heady 14,500 Clearly there are several reasons that Colin MotoGP team (NGM Forward Racing) chooses to run the ZX-10R motor in its CRT entry year.

My immediate impression is how smooth it is; very few vibes the rider. The prodigious power — claimed to be well in excess of 200 — is delivered through a precise and six speed gearbox and slipper

The fueling is well mapped 47 mm throttle bodies, and despite the power the Ninja is very to ride; dual fuel ensure on/off throttle are smooth even if you’re a bit with the throttle.

I found the punch particularly impressive, yet that the instant power come at the expense of linear The thrust builds incredibly but the engine doesn’t have a power band and simply what you need, when you it.

Other than Full mode, two alternates detune the output in less than conditions via the thumb operated switch on the left handlebar. The mode gives a milder curve up to 75 percent of full (although maximum power can be if you need it suddenly), and Low power only gives 60 percent of power. Unless it’s I tend to just leave the mapping in Full power and use my right hand to control going on.

The 2013 Kawasaki X-10R feels so light that to warp speed is ridiculously It’s not the same hyper as say the ZX14R, but the acceleration feels simply because of the Ninja’s weight. This is one of those where anything feels

Kawasaki’s electronics are based on its experience, and kudos to the factory for the package so well. They one of the first to introduce traction on a production bike and their in the system is justified.

The awkwardly S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki Traction continuously monitors a flood of about 200 times a second comes from wheel throttle position, engine and as necessary the ignition is retarded to take the edge off the power and traction.

That’s a lot easier than done as the system has to be enough to hold the tire on the edge of traction; a certain of tire slip is actually a thing, and the Kawasaki system is so that it allows for that.

The Kawasaki system is a rate of intelligent unit that from the rider’s input what is needed—all with the of gaining momentum. The traction on this Ninja differs the other Kawasaki bikes in as as they are an insurance safety whereas the ZX-10R system is to help you go faster.

Three TC give a good range of with Mode 3 being intrusion. In both Mode 3 and 2, control is included, and I never it to my liking. I can safely say it did work

As you might imagine the Ninja at chat is happy to loft the wheel without provocation in and second gear. However, for me the would only detect it after the front wheel was The system would then cut the and instead of the front wheel returning to earth it would like a stone, and simultaneously it feel like the brakes had applied.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)

I found it quite and never figured a way around it than to treat the throttle in the low gears—and that spoils the fun of the Ninja. So I left the traction setting in Mode 1 and had no problems. The control in Mode 1 is incredibly and it’s tough to tell if working; but such is the seamless of the ZX-10R that I was able to on riding and not worry about TC — and the point really.

To be fair, Kawasaki state in notes that “riders can between three operational depending on skill level and so clearly they’re aware individual preference is the order of the choose accordingly.

Handling is big on the list of accomplishments as the bike is so to ride. Turn-in is very and confidence in the front is enough I was happy to exploit it. It’s to be precise even in high-speed and the suspension is so well set up that didn’t faze the Ninja at

Front suspension is courtesy of Big Piston Fork (BPF), on the ZX-6 in 2009, and the smooth and minimal front end dive the chassis stable and very mannered. Duties at the rear are by a Showa shock with a back-link that helps the action smooth and linear; the range of adjustment with rebound and preload are available.

New for is an Öhlins-Kawasaki electronic steering that looks very to the previous version, but is now electronically via its own dedicated ECU. The chassis is stable so this is perhaps however it’s a nice to have on board and it proved useful when I landed a awkwardly; headshake was minimal and The damping force increases not as speed goes up, but also on acceleration and deceleration forces.

It is a big improvement over the previous that made little no matter how much adjustment you to dial in.

Arguably more than the traction control is excellent Anti-Lock Braking that is available as a $1,000 ABS is perhaps still slightly but to my mind it’s a necessity. ABS is rarely needed, but like any the day you do use it, you’ll be very, very you had it.

Street conditions are so varied, and ugly moments so swift to that it’s more just nice to have it in

In normal usage the Nissin calipers biting on wave have excellent feel and that initial over-bite can catch you out in an panic braking

Instrumentation on the ZX-10R is excellent and the single-pod unit displays well. Aside from the mentioned tach, the instruments are to read and the most useful (such as speed and gear is the most obvious. The pod can be switched Street to Race mode and then changes from readout to gear position and lap times.

As currently being proven by Tom in World Superbike racing just doubled at Donington ), Kawasaki’s Ninja flagship is a highly evolved motorcycle does everything well.

committed and fast enough to Kawasaki’s reputation, yet it is also so technical and well-sanitized enough the street rider can stay in It’s very nice to see running up at the front again, and a machine as highly evolved as they deserve ultimate

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