New 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gets a host of changes apart from cosmetic touch-ups
Kawasaki has taken the covers off the new 2016 ZX-10R. Developed in active collaboration with Kawasaki Racing Team, the bike gains from inputs given by their Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes. In fact the company claims that this bike is the closest possible replica of the World Superbike challenger ever.
Taking help from their racing team, Kawasaki has taken the new bike undergo extensive testing and development. This has led to the creation of new free design for the front forks and rear forks. The cowling gets slightly bigger than the outgoing model along with the tail section which has also become wider.
The 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R is not just limited to cosmetic changes but gets several major updates as well. Here is a quick list…
- Brembo M50 monobloc brake callipers
- Brembo idle stroke checked radial pump master cylinder
- WSBK styled Showa front forks
- Inertial Measurement Unit by Bosch with 5 axis measurements and a 6th measurement using a unique Kawasaki programme stored in the ECU
- Traction control, launch control and engine power selection
- It also gets a high precision brake management allowing riders to hit their desired apex on any given corner even when braking
- Crankshaft gets 20 per cent less inertia compared to the present version
The new ZX-10R is the one of the first motorcycle in its segment to be Euro 4 compliant. The company has not revealed the exact specifications but has incorporated several weight saving techniques and parts. It will have a maximum power output of 200 PS and Kawasaki claims a noticeably stronger mid-range!
2016 Kawasaki ZX10R Pics