California Canyon Carving: ZX-10R / ABS


2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Video

All the big news surrounding the new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R revolved around its high-performance strength, with many videos displaying the Ninja on tracks around the world.

But there is also the real-world street side of the all-new ZX-10R, and this video from Kawasaki brings this all out. In it, SPEED TV’s Greg White (AMA Pro Racing announcer) and Kawasaki’s Jeff Herzog are filmed carving some California Canyons aboard the Ninja with ABS.

Kawasaki says “Turns out, the ZX-10R isn’t just a top choice for marking the fastest lap times around your favorite tracks, Available with ABS, it’s also a great bike for tackling real world riding conditions such as rain, cold and varying asphalt conditions.”

Following is a list of highlights featured on the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R with ABS:

Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Braking System (KIBS)
– The most advanced anti-lock braking system ever utilized on a production motorcycle
– Utilizes the smallest and lightest ABS unit available – a Bosch-built unit that’s half the size of a standard unit and considerably lighter
– KIBS monitors a wide range of data, including front and rear wheel speed, throttle position, gear selection, engine rpm, caliper pressure, clutch actuation and more to help prevent wheel locking
– High-precision brake pressure control offers a number of sport riding benefits, including rear-end lift suppression, minimal kickback during operation and consistent lever feel
– ABS unit is located close to the bike’s center of mass, behind the left engine cylinder, which minimizes the effects of the added weight
– System uses wheel speed sensors already fitted to the non-ABS ZX-10R (used for S-KTRC traction control system)
– A radial-pump front master cylinder provides the ultimate in front brake feel and feedback
– Tokico radial-mount brake calipers use dual pads and offer a superb initial bite, increased control, progressive feel and a high degree of feedback to the rider
– A pair of 5.5mm thick, 310mm petal discs provides the heat dissipation needed to maintain brake feel and responsiveness during extended heavy use
– A 220mm rear petal disc gripped by a single-piston caliper provides excellent feel and feedback