web counter

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike Review Specs

Additional engine and chassis upgrades, including titanium connecting rods, fine-tuned suspension settings and forged Marchesini wheels, increase the basic model’s capability for track usage. The 2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike is the ultimate race-ready supersport, built to compete at the national level in its standard configuration and ready to win. The 2019 versions include finger-follower valve actuation and high-performance Pankl titanium connecting rods adapted from World Superbike technology. Only 500 of this one-of-a-kind model are in existence globally.

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike – Features and Price

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike

More power

The 2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike’s engine performance has been improved with the addition of finger-follower valve actuation and other changes. The maximum power output has been increased to 203 PS, further enhanced by installing a complete racing exhaust. However, the adjustments improve performance throughout the rev range, offering higher power at all rpm — an advantage for racers and World Superbike teams. These adjustments make it possible to keep the Ninja ZX-10R’s easy-to-use nature while increasing its power. † Model and market variations might have an impact on specification. EU WVTA approved value, JP TRIAS 99-016-01 authorized value.

In terms of horsepower, this engine is rated in PS Net power is distinct from gross power. Net energy is generally less than gross power, but engine specifications influence this. The total capacity may be measured in terms of gross power. There is a good chance your engine’s net power rating is less than the stated output.

Actuation of the Finger-Follower Valves The new valve train, developed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike specialists, demonstrates how cutting-edge racing technology can be applied to a street bike. During high-rpm operation, the improved system leads to enhanced performance and higher dependability.

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike

Cylinder Head Ready for High-Lift Cams

Before this change, only the Ninja ZX-10RR had the cylinder head clearance to use high-lift racing cams. Now, all models have this clearance.

The Cylinder Head Cover Is Painted in a Hidden Accent To show off the outstanding performance of finger-follower valve actuation; all models have red-painted cylinder heads.

Pankl Titanium Connecting Rods (RR-model only)

The Ninja ZX-10RR’s revolutionary finger-follower valve actuation is complemented with high-performance titanium connecting rods created by Pankl, a firm specializing in designing and producing engine and drive train components for Formula Race Cars, High-Performance Vehicles, and Aerospace. High-quality materials and finite element analysis create lightweight pieces that can bear a great deal of mechanical stress. The long-time performance partner of the Kawasaki Racing Team collaborated to develop these high-performance connecting rods for the Ninja ZX-10RR.

Changes from Previous Models

In addition to the robust engine, the Ninja ZX-10R models have seen several additional improvements in their performance and appearance. Dual-direction KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) On all versions, KQS is now included as standard equipment.

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike

Dual-direction Clutch up shifts and downshifts are possible with KQS, which makes circuit-riding easier. Sport-oriented KQS may be utilized on the street with rpm over 2,500 min. for successful sport riding.

Fine-Tuned Suspension Settings (RR-model only)

Rear suspension settings were adjusted to take full advantage of the handling advantages provided by Pankl titanium connecting rods that are lightweight and power-boosting.

Highly Durable Paint (SE-model only) (SE-model only)

Highly Durable Kawasaki’s unique coating enables scratches to self-heal, ensuring that the paint retains its high-quality gloss. Like a chemical spring, the coat’s soft and hard portions work together to absorb shocks.

Numbered Serial Plate (RR-model only)

The upper triple-clamp of the Ninja ZX-10RR features a special serial plate, signifying its status as a limited-production model (only 500 units will be produced worldwide). The vessel has the model’s emblem and a serial number beginning with “XXX / 500.”

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link rear suspension departs from Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak rear suspension, which places the shock unit vertically. To aid in mass centralization, Kawasaki’s original suspension design sets the shock unit relatively near the bike’s center of gravity. In addition, a bigger exhaust pre-chamber is possible due to the lack of a projecting linkage or shock unit under the swing arm (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a bigger pre-chamber, silencer capacity may be lowered, and heavier exhaust components can be focused closer to the bike’s center, further mass centralization. As a consequence, the vehicle’s handling has been substantially enhanced.

Additionally, the shock unit is positioned far from exhaust heat. Because exhaust system heat is less likely to influence suspension oil and gas pressure negatively, performance is more steady. Horizontal Back-link rear suspension provides a wide range of additional advantages.

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike


Wet asphalt or maintenance hole covers may cause motorcycle wheel(s) to lock up and slide when the brakes are over-applied or when the motorbike stops on a low-grip surface. To avoid such accidents, ABS was created. Programming for Kawasaki’s ABS systems is exact and highly dependable, based on extensive testing in various riding circumstances. Reassurance for the rider is a significant factor in improving the overall pleasure of the ride.

Additionally, specialized ABS systems are available to satisfy the needs of confident riders. Because of the high-precision KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake Technology) system, sport riding is now accessible to a wider variety of riders. K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS, which links the front and rear brakes, giving the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. As a result, Kawasaki always attempts to create new and improved ABS systems.

2019 Ninja ZX-10RR Kawasaki Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Displacement 998cc
Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four cylinders
Bore and stroke 76 mm x 55 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratios 13.0:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valve-per-cylinder)
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 having a dual injection
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler


Front: type Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-bore pin-slide


Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 740 mm
Overall height 1,145 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground clearance 145 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Curb mass 206 kg
Fuel capacity 17 liters (3.7 gals.)


Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.222 (40/18)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.944 (35/18)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.722 (31/18)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.550 (31/20)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.391 (32/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.294 (39/17)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Twin-spar, cast aluminum
Wheel travel: front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear 114 mm (4.5 in.)
Tire: rear 190/55-ZR17M/C (75W)
Caster (rake) 25º
Trail 107 mm (4.2 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 27º/27º


Maximum Torque 115 N·m {11.7 kgƒ·m} / 11,000 rpm


Suspension, front 43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring


Warranty 12 months warranty

Related Articles

Stay Connected