With limited global production run of just 500 units, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR motorcycle is essentially a track-focused, special edition variant of the ZX-10R. Now it is on-sale in India at a price of Rs. 21.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Built upon Kawasaki’s WorldSBK Championship experience, the Ninja ZX-10RR comes equipped with race-derived upgrades and designed to win races, any equipment that doesn’t quicken lap times is eliminated. The 16-valve, 998cc engine with DOHC, inline four-cylinder gets multiple performance tweaks like a stronger crankcase and carbon-coated tappets. The cylinders have been given some added thickness at the bottom which accommodates the race-spec pistons.
All the above changes are made to improve the engine’s durability under high-stress conditions. Additionally, the ZX-10RR is being offered with optional race kits that further enhance the bike’s performance and dynamics. Features like the Bosch Inertial Management unit (IMU), 3-stage launch control and 5-stage traction control have been carried forward from the regular ZX-10R.
Surprisingly, these engine changes haven’t resulted in any boost in the engine’s output, as the ZX-10RR produces the same 197 BHP @ 13,000 rpm and 113.5 Nm of torque @ 11,500 rpm. The power output can be further increased to 210 PS at the same engine speed with RAM air intake. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Ninja ZX-10RR provides clutchless downshifts via KQS quickshifter as standard for quick upshifts and downshifts.
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