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Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike Review Price Specs


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The new Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike is closer than ever to the World Superbike Championship Race Machine, which has amassed numerous championships and records, thanks to finger-follower valve activation and dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter, during the modern electronics suite. Allows a broad range of riders to experience the thrill of pushing their limits on the circuit.

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike – Features and Price

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike

Unique Key Features

  • The process of finger follower valves
  • Electronics bundle with IMU
  • Finger follower valve operation
  • Balance show suspension without charge components
  • Linear power delivery high output engine
  • High Spec Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System (KIBS) with Brembo Brake System


The Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike engine delivers excellent horsepower thanks to development support from the World Superbike Squad, which won the Kawasaki Championship. The low-to-mid-range power is ideal for high speeds while maintaining sufficient linear power delivery to assist the rider in opening the throttle quickly when exiting the track turn.

For high-speed engine response and light handling, the bike has a great moment of lightweight crankshaft and inertia. Teflon resin coating helps reduce friction, while more lightweight pistons improve engine response. The Ninja H2’s Long Reach Spark plugs allow extended coolant to pass through the cylinder head for maximum cooling. Advanced power features are enhanced with straight, comprehensive intake and exhaust ports.

Finger-Follower Valve Actuation

Engineers who have won the Kawasaki Multimedia World Superbike Championship have developed a finger-follower valve train that enables aggressive cam profiles for high performance and rapid valve opening and closing.

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike

Compared to the Tapite-style process, the finger-follower valve activation valve reduces the bulk of the train by about 20% while also reducing the friction in the cam lobe. Followers have a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating that helps reduce wear.

Lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves reduce each other’s weight.

The height of the cylinder head is reduced with a compact valve train.

The camshaft is made of fake chromolyte built-in, weighing less than half as much as cast cams. With aggressive, high lift profiles, light nitriding is used on cams and taps to help prevent galling and seizures.

Valve cover (paint)

The red-painted valve cover gives it a unique, sharp look.

Ram Air Intake System

For maximum air box filling effect, the ram air duct is located near the front of the motorcycle.

For better racing acceleration, a larger 10-liter airbox helps increase engine response and lower mid-range power.

To help minimize intake noise, a resonant chamber is built into the frame spars.

Digital fuel injection

The primary electronic throttle valves (ETVs) are 47 mm in diameter and work with great accuracy to aid the smooth engine response on the track. The straightforward method also improves S-KTRC input and supports Kawasaki launch and engine brake control.

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike

A high-speed 32-bit ECU with aluminum housing provides accurate engine management for efficient heat dissipation.

Exhaust with titanium alloy

Because titanium compounds withstand heat better than pure titanium, exhaust systems can be smaller and lighter without compromising durability.

By simply using the slip muffler to compete with the diameter and length near the race header, it is easy to improve circuit performance.


Due to the state-of-the-art programming that gives the ECU an accurate real-time image of what the chassis is doing with minimal software, Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art electronics have always performed well on track. The ZX-10R’s electronic management technology, including the latest iterations of Bosch IMU and Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software, helps racers realize the full potential of the ZX-10R on track.

IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) (KP)

IMU calculates inertia with five axes: longitude, transition, and vertical velocity; Roll rate; And pitch rate. ECU calculates Yao’s rate with Kawasaki’s unique software so that the six-axis chassis can provide lean angle and acceleration/delirium force for more accurate electronic auxiliary riding control.

S-KTRC stands for Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (KP)

Racers can choose from five plus-off settings to adjust the S-KTRC thrill for different track conditions and ride preferences thanks to the accuracy control provided by IMU. The two highest levels have very little intervention to improve the on-track experience of top-level racers.

The S-KTRC allows power slides and lifts as long as forward acceleration is maintained, which helps to improve off-turn acceleration on the track.

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike

The system gradually differentiates between a torque lift, which is allowed while maintaining a reasonable speed, and a sudden unwanted lift, which requires system intervention.

The technology determines when traction conditions are likely to be invasive and uses complex analysis to help maintain optimal traction to improve speed.

Kawasaki engine brake control

Racers can choose how many engine brakes they want with the KEBC system. When KEBC is enabled (by selecting “LIGHT” in the KEBC options), the engine braking effect for smooth turn entrances on the track is reduced.

Mode of Operation

Riders can choose from three different power levels: full-power operation. Moderately powered – process varies based on throttle position. Low power – about 50-60% of maximum power. It operates independently of S-KTRC.

Corner management function

The Corner Management Function employs KIBS and S-KTRC to help racers walk their chosen path around the corner of the track and reduce the tendency for the motorcycle to rise when braking.


Aluminum backbone frame with twin spurs. Geometry has been improved for accurate circuit handling. The position of the steering head pipe helps weigh the front end for better feeling, impression and flicker. To save weight and welds, all-cast aluminum uses fewer components in construction. For best cornering performance, a direct path from the head pipe to the swing arm pivot is used.

To raise the center of gravity and put extra weight on the front end, the engine is strategically located in the frame. It helps the ZX-10R work with the rack angle to make it more flexible for excellent cornering performance.

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike – Price

The new Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Motorcycle is available at $15,399 only.

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, four-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, Liquid-cooled
Displacement 998cc
Bore x Stroke 76mm x 55mm
Compression Ratios 13.0:1
Fuel System DFI with 47mm of Mikuni throttle bodies (4) including oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition TCBI includes digital advance & Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Sport Traction Control (S-KTRC), Kawasaki Engine Braking Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift only), Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF)


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm of inverted Balance Free Fork, adjustable stepless rebound & compression damping, spring preload adjustability/4.7 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal back-link having Balance Free gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload/4.5 inches
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 190/55 ZR17
Front Brakes Intelligent Braking (KIBS), Brembo dual semi-floating 330mm of discs having dual radial mounted monobloc 4-piston calipers
Rear Brakes KIBS-controlled, single 220mm disc having an aluminum single-piston caliper

Kawasaki 2020 Ninja ZX-10R KRT Sports Bike


Frame Type Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail 25.0°/4.2 in
Overall Length 82.3 in
Overall Width 29.1 in
Overall Height 45.1 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Seat Height 32.9 in
Curb Weight 454.2 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Wheelbase 56.7 in
Color Choices Lime Green/Ebony
Warranty 12-Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

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