- 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R arrives at dealerships
- A few units of the bike have been delivered
- Demands a premium of Rs 1 lakh over its predecessor
The 2021 model of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has started arriving at the dealerships in India. Not just that, a couple of units of the bike have also been delivered by select dealers in the country. Kawasaki had launched the 2021 Ninja ZX-10R last month with a price tag of Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Despite being Rs 1 lakh costlier than the previous model, it’s still one of the cheapest litre-class sportsbikes available in India.
Kawasaki has bestowed the 2021 ZX-10R with a bunch of major updates. To start with, the styling of the motorcycle, especially the front end looks more aggressive and it takes inspiration from the Ninja H2. It looks more angular with a pair of tiny LED headlamps sitting inside deep recesses. And it’s not just better in form, but also in function with a large central air intake and winglets that facilitate the bike with 17 per cent more downforce.
Propelling the kwacker is the slightly revised version of its predecessor’s 998cc, inline four mill that makes 200bhp and 114Nm. It also gets revised gear ratios, a new oil cooler, a revised exhaust system and electronic throttle valves. The feature list is also more comprehensive now with a Bluetooth-enabled TFT console, three riding modes with four customisable modes, electronic cruise control, five-stage traction control, launch control, cornering ABS and engine brake control.
Kawasaki has also worked on the ergonomics of the bike with revised positioning of footpegs and handlebar, making it even more committed and sportier to ride. Meanwhile, the cycle parts continue to be the same premium setup with Showa suspension and Brembo brakes.