2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS, KRT Edition | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide
Celebrating Jonathan Rea’s 2015 World Superbike Championship, as well as preparing for the tighter production WSBK rules for 2016, Kawasaki has a new Ninja ZX-10R ABS this year.
A new motor and airbox produces more peak power, along with a stronger push at low-rpm and through the midrange. New radially mounted Brembo monoblock calipers clamp down on massive 330mm discs up from.
The Showa suspension is new, and a Bosch Inertia Measurement Unit keeps the ECU apprised of the position of the chassis for use will the electronics package, which includes traction control, engine braking adjustments, intelligent ABS (with Corner Management Function), launch control, and a quickshifter.
The front cowl has improved aerodynamics, and the KRT Edition version allows you to truly emulate Rea and his teammate, 2013 WSKB Champion Tom Sykes.
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2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS (KRT Edition) Specs:
- Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, inline-4
- Displacement: 998cc
- Bore x stroke: 76 x 55mm
- Compression ratio: 13.0:1
- Fuel system: DFI w/ four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies w/ oval sub-throttles; two injectors per cylinder
- Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Final drive: Chain
- Front suspension: Fully adjustable 43mm Showa Balance Free inverted forks; 4.7 inches of travel
- Rear suspension: Fully adjustable (including high- and low-speed compression damping) linkage-assisted single Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion gas-charged shock; 4.5 inches of travel
- Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
- Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
- Front brakes: Dual 330mm petal rotors w/ radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers
- Rear brake: 220mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston Brembo caliper
- ABS: Standard
- Frame: Aluminum perimeter
- Rake: 25.0°
- Trail: 4.2 inches
- Wheelbase: 56.7 inches
- Overall length: 82.3 inches
- Overall width: 29.1 inches
- Overall height: 45.1 inches
- Ground clearance: 5.7 inches
- Seat height: 32.9 inches
- Curb weight: 454 pounds
- Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
- Warranty: 12-month limited
2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS:
- Metallic Matte Carbon Gray (standard)
- Lime Green/ Ebony (KRT Edition)
2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS Price:
- MSRP $15,999 (standard)
- $16,299 (KRT Edition)