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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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