2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R Specs and Price - 2013 Ninja ZX-10R Superbike new electronic damper kawasaki, in collaboration with Öhlins. Controlled by a special ECU is located under the gas tank cover, new dampers react to the rate of acceleration or deceleration, as well as the speed of the rear wheels, to help provide the ideal level of damping force in a variety of driving scenarios. Variable damping gives riders the optimal feedback by allowing the use of a lower damping force during normal operation, without sacrificing the firm damping required for high speed stability. The result is light and agile steering feel at low speeds, and superior attenuation at higher speeds or when extreme acceleration / deceleration. The unit incorporates a patented anodized damper Öhlins’ twin-tube design to help ensure stable damping performance and superior shock absorption. It is mounted horizontally on the front of the fuel tank and requires very few additional components and virtually no heavy advertising compared to last year’s steering damper.
ZX-10R engine is a powerful 16-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled 998cc inline-four displacing over 76 x 55mm bore and stroke dimensions. This powerplant is designed to optimize the center of gravity and actual engine placement in the chassis. It has been fine-tuned to help eliminate power peaks and valleys that make it difficult for racers and track-day riders to open the throttle with confidence. The main purpose of the Kawasaki engineers is linear power delivery and engine management of all elements of the corner: the entry, return to the neutral throttle in mid corner, and heady, controllable acceleration at the exit.
Chassis geometry offers excellent stability and speed of treatment. Geometry of the front end – with a sweep at 25 degrees and trail at 107mm (4.21 inches) – allowing a light, quick handling and power complete machine controlled and flexible characteristics of the frame and the swingarm.
Suspension of duty on the ZX-10R will be handled by Back-Link Horizontal design that puts the relationship on the shock and swingarm. Benefits include mass centralization, implementation of good roads, obedience and stability, smooth action on the overall feedback and good mid-stroke. Shock has fully adjustable piggyback reservoir and dual-range (low and high-speed) compression damping.
Kawasaki Sport-highly advanced and customizable Traction Control (S-KTRC) allows the rider to utilize and take advantage of the ZX-10R stunning blend of power and responsive handling. Exclusive to the ZX-10R, S-KTRC offer performance levels that enhance the ZX for the remaining open class sport bikes.
Instrumentation is highlighted by the LED-backlit tachometer bar graph is set above the multi-feature LCD info panel with various parts and data. A variety of information presented, including vehicle speed, odometer, dual trip meter, fuel consumption, Power Mode and S-KTRC level, low fuel, water temperature and more. For track use, the LCD display mode can be set to “race” that move the teeth into the center of the screen display.
Price: $14,299 USD
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel System DFI® with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Final Drive Chain
Rake/Trail 25 Deg / 4.2 in.
Front Tire Size 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size 190/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 56.1 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in.
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Rear Brakes Single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Seat Height 32.0 in.
Curb Weight 436.6 lbs.
Overall length 81.7 in.
Overall width 28.1 in.
Overall height 43.9 in.
Color Choices Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Flat White/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty 12 Months