2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki has revealed the new, 2013 ZX-10R Ninja. For the 2013 model year, the Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja now recieves a new colour scheme called Pearl Flat White/Metallic Spark Black, and is fitted with a new electronic Ohlins steering damper that is mounted behind the triple clamp and is controlled by a dedicated ECU to further enhance handling performance by reading acceleration, deceleration and rear wheel-spin data to calculate the ideal amount of damping force.

The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R also comes with an optional Advanced Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) and on-the-fly mapping adjustability. The ZX-10R’s KTRC is available in three different modes.

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For performance, the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R sports the same liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 998cc inline-four as 2012 model, producing 197 horsepower. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is priced at $14,299, while the Ninja ZX-10R ABS model is available for $15,299.

Here’re the specs of the 2013 Ninja ZX-10R (ABS):

– Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
– Displacement: 998cc
– Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.0mm
– Compression ratio: 13.0:1
– Fuel system: DFI┬« with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
– Ignition: TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
– Transmission: Six-speed
– Final drive: Chain
– Rake / trail: 25.0 degrees / 4.2 in.
– Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
– Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
– Wheelbase: 56.1 in.
– Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
– Rear suspension / wheel travel: Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in.
– Front brakes: Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking (KIBS), dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
– Rear brakes: KIBS-controlled, single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
– Overall length: 81.7 in.
– Overall width: 28.1 in.
– Overall height: 43.9 in.
– Seat height: 32.0 in.
– Curb weight: 443.2 lbs.
– Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.

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