Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R | Track Video

2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R | Track Video

2011 Ninja Video

Who needs words when you can have the sounds and images of the all-new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja?

This is exactly what you get with the new official Kawasaki YouTube video displaying the iconic green machine briefly whining on a track by some test riders.

One of the most anticipated superbikes of 2011, the 2011 Ninja ZX10R is completely redesigned to be faster and lighter than competition from fellow Japanese manufacturers Yamaha, Kawasaki or Honda, but but also more technically evolved by offering the most advanced traction-control system in all of production motorcycling.

The faster and lighter elements of the 2011 Ninja superbike can be attributed to a redesign of the ZX-10R’s engine, frame, suspension, bodywork, instrumentation and wheels. But the advancement in electronics comes from the MotoGP-derived Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control, or S-KTRC.

As for the engine in the 2011 ZX-10R, Kawasaki starts with the 2010 engine platform: a 16-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four displacing 998cc via 76 x 55mm bore and stroke dimensions.

Then the changes start, which are designed to "optimize power, power delivery, center of gravity and actual engine placement within the chassis."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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