2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R into the open-class battle in ’04, his arrival did not really go unnoticed. Conversely then sneak in the shadows of the past. The ZX went on to conquer the urban areas to beat the competition into submission at our inaugural Superbike Smackdown, with a combination of motor-threatening and razor sharp handling made ??for an interesting journey together on the road or track. For 2007 this once proud warrior pretty much the same, although slightly more benign than the original.
Although the 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has won a shootout magazines around the world and receive a full-scale makeover in 2006, it was not enough to live with hope in a horse race. In both World Superbike and AMA competition 10R only has one race win to credit and Chris Walker were on hand during the TT Assen flooded. It is difficult to understand how a bike with so much going for it on paper does not make an impact on the track, but that the facts as we see.
Viewed from our point of view during this year’s test track at Buttonwillow the 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is still an absolute blast to ride, although we found fussy crew error. This of course is still in the ballpark thanks to the added value components including the clutch shoes are very good, Ohlins steering damper, a decent suspension and, of course, motorcycles.
Kawasaki ZX-10R may not be quite as raw and unrefined as the original but still need fine hand throttle up effectively on the street or track because they do not suffer fools too well. Kawasaki Keep on boiling and you are in for an adrenaline-filled journey of change. Power wheelies, slides, and a hand pump all standard fare in this unruly beast.
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2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Specification
Model: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Rating: 79.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 11249. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 998.00 ccm (60.90 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Torque: 114.71 Nm (11.7 kgf-m or 84.6 ft.lbs) @ 9500 RPM
Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.0 mm (3.0 x 2.2 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. DFI with Mikuni 43mm Throttle Bodies (4)
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake (fork angle): 24.0°
Front suspension: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension: Uni-TrakÂ® with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 175.1 kg (386.0 pounds)
Seat height: 813 mm (32.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,130 mm (44.5 inches)
Overall length: 2,065 mm (81.3 inches)
Overall width: 706 mm (27.8 inches)
Wheelbase: 55 mm (2.2 inches)
Fuel capacity: 17.03 litres (4.50 gallons)
Color options: Lime Green, Passion Red, Candy Plasma Blue, Ebony
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