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Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike Review Specs Price

Kawasaki Motorcycles are incredibly famous for their high performing engine and award-winning technology. The Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike is an excellent motorcycle that has been developed from proper consultation with World Super Championship-winning Kawasaki Team (KRT). The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is one of the best bikes that has dominated the track and street. The Ninja ZX-10R is the motorcycle that can claim the World Superbike Championship with the help of its engine that can provide massive acceleration and torque.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is the motorcycle that was developed purely for the track. That’s why the bike comes with the most beautiful detailing that makes it the Fastest Bike on the Track. Thanks to the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT), the bike is equipped with the latest championship-proven technology that makes it one of the competitive motorcycles that can easily dominate the street and track. The Ninja ZX-10R has a great history of outstanding performance on the circuit by offering the rider more acceleration and torque along with more control. The overall design enables the passengers to experience the thrill riding of sports bikes to their limits. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is one of the most advanced sports bikes present out there and its review is written below.

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike – Features and Price

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike


The Ninja ZX-10R comes with cutting-edge electronics that has always excelled on the track due to the highly sophisticated programming, offering an accurate real-time picture of riding with the help of software. The motorcycle has the latest Bosch IMU and the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software that helps the riders to ride on the full potential of ZX-10R. Furthermore, the technological advancements in Ninja ZX-10R are enlisted below;

  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)(KP)
  • Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)(KP)
  • Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM)(KP)
  • Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
  • Power Mode (Full power operation, Mid power, Low power
  • Corner Management Function
  • Available Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)
  • Electronic Steering Damper (ESD)

Engine Features

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a powerful engine that was a result of development from Kawasaki’s championship-winning World Superbike team. The bike maintains the linear power delivery that helps the rider to open the throttle early when exiting a corner on the track. Its low-to-mid range power is exceptional for quicker acceleration. The light crankshaft and fully optimized moment of inertia for quick engine response and light handling make the bike easy to turn-in quickly. The light pistons enhance the engine response while the Teflon resin coating helps in reducing friction.

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike

The long-reach spark plugs, similar to the ones used in Kawasaki Ninja H2, offers large coolant passengers in the cylinder head for better cooling performance. The engine has a comprehensive intake and the exhaust port that enhances the top-end power characteristics. The lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves reduce reciprocating weight while the compact valve train reduces cylinder head height. The camshaft is carved from forged Chromoly billet, which is lighter than cast cams. The cams and tappets are treated with the soft nitriding to help prevent galling and seizing with the aggressive and high lift profiles. The single valve springs having oval cross sections are light and low that helps in reducing overall cylinder head height.

The engine features a new Ram Air Intake duct that is positioned close to the front of the bike offering optimum air box filling efficiency. The large airbox of 10-liter enhances the engine responsiveness and the low-mid range power for better racetrack acceleration. An all-new 47 mm main electronic throttle valve (ETV) operates with high precision to provide smooth engine response on the track. It is a simple system that enhances the input to S-KTRC and it accommodates the Kawasaki Launch Control and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control. The engine is characterized by high-speed 32-bit ECU offering accurate engine management and it is housed in an aluminum case for better heat dissipation. The motorcycle has got the new titanium alloy exhaust that provides heat resistance than pure titanium plus it makes the exhaust system thinner and lighter without compromising durability. The engine power is channeled from the 6-speed cassette transmission that offers good gear shifting experience.

Chassis Features

The Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Motorcycle comes with durable aluminum twin-spar backbone frame that has optimized geometry for sharp circuit handling. The steering head pipe position helps in reducing the front end for better feel and feedback. The fewer piece of all-cast aluminum construction is used in the frame construction that helps in reducing weight and welds. The direct line from the head pipe to the swingarm pivot gives more exceptional cornering performance. The engine is attached in the frame in a way that places more weight on the front end thus raising the center of gravity. The motorcycle is combined with the rake angle that helps in making the bike highly flickable side-to-side for higher cornering performance.

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike

The Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Sports Bike comes with a fantastic suspension system. The suspension system is jointly developed with Showa that comprises of Balance Free Fork (BFF) and Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC), to ensure best riding pleasure on track. The BFF contains the damping valves that are located outside of the fork cylinder and has a hydraulic circuit that does not generate the pressure balance fluctuation that typically occurs in conventional dampers. The compression and rebound damping are created and adjusted independently. The outer compression chamber features the pressurized nitrogen that applies force to the oil and it helps in maintaining balanced pressure inside the fork tube. The suspension system gives the ultimate level of comfort and performance under braking while enhancing the front-end feel. It has fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping that helps the rider to tune the suspension for wide variety of conditions finely.

An all-new Showa BFRC-Lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion) shock absorber works like a fork. Its damping valves are positioned outside of the shock cylinder so that the hydraulic circuit does not generate the pressure balance fluctuations that occur in conventional dampers. The whole surface of the shock piston acts as oil by placing the valves in the damping force chamber plus it stabilizes internal pressure that results in complaint shock. The suspension ensures a high level of comfort and traction plus it reduces weight. The motorcycle contains the fully adjustable compression and rebound damping including threaded preload that helps the rider to tune the suspension that allows him in a wide variety of conditions. The horizontal back-link rear suspension comprises of linkage ratios that provide the linear feel and it offers the full adjustment range so that change settings are easy to understand for most of the riders. The swingarm contains a high level of rigidity that contributes to delivering impressive handling plus it helps in putting weight on the front section. The linkage is placed on the top of the swingarm that gives enough room for the exhaust chamber or ultimate mass centralization.

The braking system contains race-spec Brembo Brake, which is quite similar to the one used in Kawasaki Ninja H2 and the most World Superbike race machine. This system comprises radially attached 4-piston front brake calipers. The front brakes contain Brembo M50 cast monoblock calipers with four opposed 30 mm of the piston that clamps on a vast 330 mm Brembo disc for better braking force. The outer edges of the Brembo disc have grooves down to its center than helps in the dissipation of heat. The Brembo radial-pump master cylinder and the new reservoir are calibrated to maintain a tiny lever movement to achieve a strong front braking force. An all-new stainless steel braided brake lines help in direct feel while the ABS comes as standard in the bike.


The motorcycle comes with an upper cowl that looks quite similar to the ones used in factory World Superbikes, having reduced drag while offering optimum wind deflection so that the racer can change position. The motorcycle has strategically-placed vents in its upper cowl that helps in preventing harmful pressure build-up in the cockpit to reduce helmet buffeting. The bike contains the Ninja H2 design front fender that helps indirect airflow to the radiator. The taillight design offers an aggressive image while an adjustable LED shift indicator lights flash provides an excellent view.

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike – Price

The Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Sporty Bike comes in two price options i.e. Non-ABS at $15,099 and ABS at $16,099.

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike – Technical Specifications


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

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike Specs


Rake / Trail 25.0°/4.2 inches
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43 mm 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, step-less, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, step-less rebound damping with fully adjustable spring preload/4.5 inches
Front Tire 120/70ZR17
Rear Tire 190/55ZR17
Front Brakes Kawasaki Intelligent Braking (KIBS), Brembo dual semi-floating 330 mm discs including dual radial mounted monobloc 4-piston calipers
Rear Brakes KIBS-controlled, solo 220 mm disc having the aluminum single-piston caliper

Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike Specs


Ninja ZX-10R 2018 Kawasaki Powerful Heavy Bike Specs

Frame Type Aluminum perimeter
Overall Length 82.3-inch
Overall Width 29.1-inch
Overall Height 45.1-inch
Ground Clearance 5.7-inch
Seat Height 32.9-inch
Curb Weight 454.2 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons
Wheelbase 56.7-inch
Color Choices Metallic Matte Fusion Silver/Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty 12-Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36,48 months

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