India-bound 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R – 2015 Tokyo Live
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Gets closer to the MotoGP model.
The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has been unveiled at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show. It is said to be more competitive as it is made more similar to the MotoGP version.
The Yamaha R1 competitor has been jointly developed by the Kawasaki factory and the Kawasaki Racing Team, with inputs from the 2015 World Superbike Championship (WSBK) winning team’s ace riders, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
The styling is only subtly revised, with a larger cowl, a bigger tail section housing a new taillamp, and a rather slim exhaust that is further inclined.
The new Ninja ZX-10R gets a roster of new features and electronics, that include Brembo M50 monobloc brake calipers with Brembo idle stroke checked radial master cylinder, WSBK inspired adjustable Showa front forks, a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit, a launch control system, an engine power mode selection system, a traction control facility, and a brake management feature.
The engine is mostly the same, but with a lighter crankshaft that decreases the inertia by 20 percent. This is claimed to be offering a higher boost in the mid-range.
The 2016 Ninja ZX-10R is expected to launch in India by mid-2016, reports say.