Kawasaki took the wraps off the 2021 Ninja ZX-10R last month, heavily updating the motorcycle in terms of electronics, features, and design. Here we bring you details of the supersport motorcycle through this image gallery.
The most evident update to the new Ninja ZX-10R is its styling. It gets an aggressive-looking front end with the ‘reverse slant’ design inspired by the Kawasaki H2.
The front end definitely looks radical and houses a pair of full-LED headlamps that replace the conventional unit from the previous model. The air-intake in between the headlamp is also larger and gets winglets integrated into the cowling for 17 per cent more downforce than before.
Revisions have also been made to the windscreen which is now 40mm taller for better visibility while tucked in. The footpegs are 5mm higher as well. Speaking of revisions, the braking equipment gets a few changes like new brake pads and a relocated rear brake reservoir. As for the suspension hardware, the Show Balance Free Forks now get a lower triple clamp and are tuned for a lower spring rate, firmer damping and softer rebound.
As for features, the new Ninja ZX-10R is equipped with a new, full-colour, 4.3-inch TFT display that is Bluetooth enabled. It also offers three riding modes- Sport, Road and Rain with four customisable modes, an electronic cruise control system, five-stage traction control, launch control, cornering ABS as well as engine brake control.
The 2021 Ninja ZX-10R comes powered by the same 998cc, inline-four cylinder engine that produces 200bhp at 13,200rpm and 114Nm at 11,400rpm. Although the motor is slightly revised and gets revised gear ratios, a new oil cooler, exhaust system, and electronic throttle valves.
On the other hand, the more performance-focused Ninja ZX-10RR also gets revised cam shafts, exhaust valve springs, new intake as well as titanium connecting rods resulting in a higher rev limit. The top-spec RR also gets Marchesini forged wheels wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres and is available only in Lime green colour.
We can expect Kawasaki to launch the new Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR in India pegged at a hefty premium over the outgoing model’s 13.99 lakh price tag.