Kawasaki ZX-10: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki ZX-10
Manufacturer
Also called ZX-10 (reduced effect), ZX-10R Winter Test Edition
Production 1988 - 2016
Class Road
Engine
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 76.0mm x 55.0mm
Top Speed 144 mph (231 km/h)
Horsepower 195.79 HP (146.0 KW) @ 13000RPM
Torque 83.72 ft/lbs (113.5 Nm) @ 11500RPM
Fuel System injection. dfi with four 47mm keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Air Filter K&N KA-1088 `88-90[1]
Ignition tcbi with digital advance and sport-kawasaki traction control (s-ktrc)
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: ø43 mm inverted balance free front fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs.
Rear: horizontal back-link with bfrc lite gascharged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. floating discs. four-piston calipers. radially mounted.
Rear: single disc. abs. single-piston caliper.
Front Tire 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire 190/55-zr17
Wheelbase 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
Length 82.28 inches (2090 mm)
Width 29.13 inches (740 mm)
Height 45.08 inches (1145 mm)
Seat Height 32.87 inches (835 mm)
Weight 206.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.5 Gallon (17.03 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 6.98 liters/100 km (14.3 km/l or 33.70 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki ZX-10R Winter Test Edition was a in-line four, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1988 and 2016. It could reach a top speed of 144 mph (231 km/h). Max torque was 83.72 ft/lbs (113.5 Nm) @ 11500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 195.79 HP (146.0 KW) @ 13000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 76.0mm bore x 55.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 998.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 190/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. floating discs. four-piston calipers. radially mounted. in the front and a single disc. abs. single-piston caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a ø43 mm inverted balance free front fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs. while the rear was equipped with a horizontal back-link with bfrc lite gascharged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring. The ZX-10R Winter Test Edition was fitted with a 4.5 Gallon (17.03 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 56.1 inches (1425 mm) long.

In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.