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2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR Specs

With the introduction of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, Kawasaki is getting very serious about providing a street-going superbike for riders who do more track days than canyon blitzing. Let’s look at what Kawasaki did to turn the Ninja ZX-10R into the ZX-10RR.

1. The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR’s motor is designed for high performance modifications. While the only power enhancement is the DLC treatment on the valve tappets, the ZX-10RR powerplant has room for higher-lift cams. Also, the crankcase is reinforced and the cooling system upgraded.

2. The gearbox ratios are track-focused. The Ninja ZX10-RR’s cassette-type transmission is close-ratio, with second through sixth gears shortened to enhance corner exit speed.

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3. Changing gears happens faster than ever. The ZX-10RR has clutchless downshifting to go along with the usual clutch-free upshifts.

4. Handling is upgraded via new wheels and tires. The Ninja ZX-10RR runs forged aluminum seven-spoke Marchesini wheels, with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP rubber.

5. There will be no passengers on the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. This racebike has an appropriate solo seat, with an aerodynamic cover where the passenger perch is on the standard 10R.

6. There’s not a lot of sticker shock on the Ninja ZX-10RR. It runs $18,899, just $2800 more than the Ninja ZX-10R ABS.

With the new rules in World Superbike that requires the race bikes be closer to what is on the showroom floor, we’re seeing quite a few upgraded track-ready bikes available to the public—we love it!

2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: DOHC inline-4
  • Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.0 mm
  • Displacement: 998 cc
  • Compression Ratio 13.0:1
  • Maximum torque: 85 lb.-ft @ 11,500 rpm
  • Fueling: Four Mikuni 47mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Sealed chain

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted 43mm forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable shock w/ dual-stage compression damping; 4.5 inches of travel
  • Front brake: Semi-floating 330mm discs w/ Brembo M50 Monoblock 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc
  • ABS: Standard
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17; Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
  • Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17; Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 56.7 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.9 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 454 pounds

2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR Price: $18,899 MSRP

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Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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