The Indian arm of the globally renowned Japanese automaker, Kawasaki, has launched today, the 2016 iteration of its flagship sportsbikes, Ninja ZX-10R and the Ninja ZX-14R at Gurgaon, India. The revitalized Ninja ZX-10R will be available carrying a price tag of 16.4 lakh ex-showroom while, the Ninja ZX-14R carries a price tag of Rs 17.9 lakh ex-showroom. Both the prices are applicable at ex-showroom Delhi.
Both the motorcycles retains similar features from its prior iterations while both gained some updations at mechanical end. Mechanically, The Ninja ZX-10R houses an upgraded inline four-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine carrying an engine displacement of 998cc that has tuned to belt out the max power of 210PS with RAM air at 13,000 rpm and torque of 113.5 Nm at 11,500 rpm. This improved engine offers a low-mid range torque to accelerate the sportsbike out off the corners. The featured low inertia crankshaft made it a more responsive bike ever.
The suspension setup comprises front fork and rear monoshock both are developed by Showa in partnership with the Kawasaki WSBK team. Moreover, the addition of new electronics sets such as the Bosch inertial measurement unit and the Ohlins steering damper improves stability and control over the beast.
The sports Tourer Ninja ZX14 R is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line four engine with the displacement of 1441cc. The 1441cc sports Tourer manages to throw out the maximum power of 210PS with RAM Air at 10,000 rpm and torque of 158.2 Nm at 7,500 rpm. It’s also loaded with a revived ECU and exhaust to follow the strict Euro 4 emissions regulations with dominating engine performance. The new optimized chassis and the new suspension system provide nimble handling and enhance high speed stability. It is also featured with lots of advanced electronic aids to take the ride which includes ABS, three power modes, traction control and Ohlin suspension.