Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja

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Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja
Manufacturer
Production 2019
Class Sportbike
Engine
Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Ignition TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Spark Plug NGK `17-19[1]
Transmission 6-speed, return, cassette
Frame Twin spar, cast aluminum
Suspension Front: 43 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 gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Brakes Front: 2x 330 mm semi-floating Brembo discs, 4-piston, dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc
Rear: Single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Seat Height 835 nn / 32.9 in
Weight 206 kg / 454 lbs (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 13.0:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front tire and a 190/55ZR17M/C (75W) rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x 330 mm semi-floating Brembo discs, 4-piston, dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc in the front and a Single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43 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 gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring. The ZX-10RR Ninja was fitted with a 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal fuel tank. The wheelbase was 1440 mm / 56.7 in long.

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Overview[edit]

Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja











Based on the KRT race machine that has been amassing record after record in the Superbike World Championship, Kawasaki’s trio of litre-class supersport models allow a wide range of riders to experience the thrill of exploring their limits on the circuit.

Engine improvements for 2019 offer increased power, with an even wider powerband – both advantages that that will further increase their race-winning potential. This is as close as it gets to being part of the official Kawasaki World Superbike team.


This is one serious competitor. Equipped as standard with special light-weight Marchesini wheels plus Brembo M50 front calipers, the Ninja ZX-10RR takes no prisoners. Get Closer and you'll find a modified cylinder head and crankcases plus a quick up and down shifter. For 2019 only 500 numbered units are available worldwide which are all fitted with titanium connecting rods contributing to the increased power to 204 PS. The track calls and the Ninja ZX-10RR listens.


Machined “RR” logo engraved into the pulser cover helps distinguish the Ninja ZX-10RR from the crowd. Ignition key adorned with a “RR” logo adds another special touch.

The difference between the 2019 ZX-10R, ZX-10R SE and ZX-10RR are:


ZX-10R Base model gets engine upgrades that take power to 200bhp thanks to reduced inertia and more aggressive high-lift cams. It also gets the KQS bi-directional quickshifter.


ZX-10RR Track-focused single-seat model is limited to 500 bikes, gets titanium connecting rods, track-tuned suspension settings, a 600rpm higher rev limit, and a 1bhp advantage over the R, and lighter forged Marchesini wheels.


ZX-10R SE Based on the R model, the SE benefits from Kawasaki’s advanced electronic suspension (KECS), and forged Marchesini wheels, while areas susceptible to scuffing and high-wear are treated to a paint finish that self-heals.




Features:


Race-Ready Engine A number of changes offering enhanced performance and increased reliability care of feedback from Kawasaki’s racing efforts in the Superbike World Championship facilitate converting the Ninja ZX-10RR into a race machine.


Track-focused 998 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four The Ninja ZX-10R’s engine balanced stunning power with manageability, and facilitated getting back on the gas by moving peak torque higher up in the rpm range. The current engine maintains this essential character, but offers a stronger low-mid range for increased acceleration coming out of corners.


Cylinder & Crankcase Modified cylinder head provides the clearance to accommodate race-kit high-lift cams. Reinforced, high-rigidity crankcase offers increase reliability and performance for a race-tuned engine.


Titanium Connecting Rods Complementing the new finger-follower valve actuation, the Ninja ZX-10RR features special high-performance titanium connecting rods designed by Pankl, a company specialising in developing and manufacturing engine and drivetrain components for formula race cars, high performance vehicles and the aerospace industry. Their lightweight components, made from high-grade materials, are designed using finite element analysis to withstand extreme mechanical stress. These high-performance connecting rods were developed specifically for the Ninja ZX-10RR alongside the Kawasaki Racing Team’s long-time performance partner. * Use of the lightweight titanium connecting rods enables the rev limit to be increased by 600 min-1, and contributes to a further 1 PS gain in peak power. * Raising the rev limit enables an even wider powerband, strengthening the Ninja ZX-10RR’s easy-to-use character. * Weighing 102 g less each, the lighter connecting rods contribute to reducing the crankshaft’s moment of inertia by 5%. In addition to benefiting engine response and handling, this makes it much easier for riders to weight the front wheel on corner entry.


Finger-follower valve actuation A change to finger-follower valve actuation and other updates increase the Ninja ZX-10RR’s engine performance. Peak horsepower is higher: now 204 PS, which can easily be augmented care of a full race exhaust. However, the changes benefit performance across the rev range, delivering increased power at all rpm – an advantage for racers as well as World Superbike teams. The changes essentially raise the flat torque curve of the previous model, so the Ninja ZX-10RR’s easy-to-use character is maintained while offering increased power.


Electronic throttle valves Electronic throttle valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine. The system also enables more precise control of S-KTRC, as well as implementation of systems like KLCM and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control.


Cassette transmission Race-style cassette transmission facilitates gear ratio changes to suit track conditions. The “cassette” is located high enough that it can be accessed without having the engine oil drain out.



Kawasaki Quick Shifter Dual-direction KQS is now standard equipment on all models. * Dual-direction KQS system allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts, facilitating circuit riding. * Designed for effective sport riding, KQS can also be used on the street at rpm above 2,500 min-1.


Aluminum twin-spar frame Revised geometry care of a steering head moved closer to the rider, and a longer swingarm put more weight on the front for increased corner entry stability and confidence on the circuit.


Electronic steering damper Kawasaki’s electronic steering damper, jointly developed with Öhlins, is standard equipment on all models. * Electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on what the bike is doing. Using input from the rear wheel speed sensor (provided via the engine ECU), the electronic steering damper’s ECU determines the vehicle’s speed as well as the degree the bike is accelerating or decelerating. * For riders who prefer a mechanical steering damper, the race kit ECU can accommodate either the electronic or mechanical damper.


Suspension Settings To match the Ninja ZX-10RR’s single-seat specification and wheels and tires, front and rear suspension settings ensure smooth weight transfer during deceleration and acceleration on the circuit. Pitching is kept at a manageable level, resulting in composed behaviour. Complementing the Pirelli tires, the suspension settings contribute to the bike’s quicker lap times.


Wheels & Tyres 7-spoke multi-directional forged aluminum wheels jointly developed with Marchesini contribute to lighter handling – especially when changing direction. They offer a balance of high rigidity and a significantly reduced moment of inertia. In addition The Ninja ZX-10RR is fit with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires. The high-performance tires greatly contribute to quicker lap times.




Make Model Kawasaki Z-X10RR Ninja
Year 2019
Engine Type Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 998 cc / 60.9 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression 13.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Induction Fuel injection: Ø 47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Starting Electric
Max Power 150 kW / 204 hp @ 13500 rpm
Max Power Ram Air 157.5 kW / 214 hp @ 13500 rpm
Max Torque 115.7 Nm / 84.6 lb-ft @ 11500 rpm
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission 6-speed, return, cassette
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Gear Ratio 1st 2.600 (39/15) 2nd 2.222 (40/18) 3rd 1.944 (35/18) 4th 1.722 (31/18) 5th 1.550 (31/20) 6th 1.391 (32/23)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.294 (39/17)
Frame Twin spar, cast aluminum
Front Suspension 43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Rear Wheel Travel 114 mm / 4.5 in
Front Brakes 2x 330 mm semi-floating Brembo discs, 4-piston, dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc
Rear Brakes Single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Wheels Forced Marchesini
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Rake 25°
Trail 107 mm / 4.2 in
Dimensions Length 2085 mm / 82.0 in Width 740 mm / 29.1 in Height 1145 mm / 45.0 in
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Ground Clearance 145 mm / 5.7 in
Seat Height 835 nn / 32.9 in
Wet Weight 206 kg / 454 lbs
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal

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References[edit]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.