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.
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.
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