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Kawasaki ZX-10R 2016 Unveiled



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

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    Not a pro rider, never a racer, not very technical savvy; just a plain old fashion speed freak and for sure someone who loves to ride. Love both 4 and 2 wheels.