Kawasaki ZX-10R 2016 Unveiled 0

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The wait for the all new Kawasaki ZX-10R is finally over with the unveiled in Spain today. From a far, the 2016 model may look alike to its predecessor but according to MCN (since we are not in Spainm so all the info here credits to MCN), not a single nut and bolt was left untouched. Major changes to the engine, chassis, suspension, fairing, electronics, brakes and exhaust.

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We believe this is the closest bike to the factory superbike as Tom Sykes has been playing an important in the development stages. Kawasaki claimed that this new ZX-10R is able to deliver a massive 207 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 84ftlb torque at 11,500 rpm.

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Most of the parts you can read at MCN but the biggest changes I love most, is they finally have a nicer tail compared to the old model.

Engine : 998cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline four, DOHC, 16-valve

Bore & Stroke : 76.0 x 55.0mm

Compression ratio : 13.0:1

Claimed power : 207bhp @ 13,000rpm (with ram air effect)

Claimed torque : 84ftlb @ 11,500rpm

Frame : Twin spar, cast aluminium

Front tyre : 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear Tyre : 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)

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

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

Front brakes : Dual semi-floating 330 mm discs, dual radial-mount Brembo M50 monobloc calipers

Rear brakes : Single 220 mm disc, single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston

Wheelbase : 1440mm

Seat height : 835mm

Kerb mass : 206kg (with ABS)

Fuel capacity : 17 litres

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    Born in school of petrol heads, raised practically drinking gasoline and smoked by the burning tires. Left the 4 wheels and took up 2 wheels as a direct result from mid age crisis. It's little crazy but am happy about it.

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