Kawasaki Unleashes A Heavily-Updated 197HP Ninja ZX-10R Flagship Superbike

Nov 24, 2020

Category: Rides

Since 2015, Jonathan Rea has won every single World Superbike Championship, making him the winningest rider in WSBK history, and making his ZX-10R the machine to beat. And Kawasaki is now looking to maintain its absolute stronghold on the production-based series with a major model update for its flagship superbike.

The first significant update since 2011, the 2021 ZX-10R lineup gets an all-new frame with the 998cc sixteen valve, inline-four engine—which makes the same power as last year’s model while generating fewer emissions–acting as a stressed member, smartphone connectivity for tuning, and a completely redesigned suite of bodywork. There’s also a new TFT display and a host of electronic rider aids such as traction control, engine braking control, and multiple ride modes. Using lessons learned from its WSBK competition, Team Green has managed to deliver an even more high-performance machine that’s sure to earn it a few more titles. Alongside the regular ABS and non-ABS versions of the ZX-10R, Kawasaki is also offering a race-liveried KRT Edition model, as well as a homologation-special ZX-10RR-spec with upgraded suspension, forged Marchesini wheels, and a host of lightweight internals such as Pankl titanium con-rods. Available now, the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R starts at $16,399 and goes up to $28,999 for the ZX-10RR.

Purchase: $16,399

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