Kawasaki has introduced the next generation ZX-10R yesterday in Spain that is coming up with a new striking and endless features that will make it different than its last edition. By introducing the new ZX-10R, indeed, the Japanese two-wheeler maker has not made any mistake by taking a U-Turn in the middle-weight segment. The company claims that the WSBK team has paid a lot of attentions in the right direction to make the new ZX-10R more advanced with a more combative look. Moreover, the new street-fighter comes featured with a rectified motor, new advanced electronics package, new instrument cluster and much more.
In terms of design and style, the new ZX-10R has received a new cosmetic makeover but it does not look much different from the current ZX-10R. The middleweight motorcycle has received new design from nose to tail that is adding more taste in its beauty. It gets a new wide and well-cushioned seat which seems more promising than the last one. The front fairing has been raised slightly to give it more aerodynamic look while the tail section gets new rear cowl which is wider than before to create excellent balance to the passenger. The motorcycle is blessed with new LED tail light as well as a new license plate holder.
The motorcycle houses a new Balance Free Fork (BFF) Showa suspension, new advanced Brembo brakes and Bosch inertia measurement system that come from the World Superbike racing. The frame has also gone under the update and received new longer suspension that claim to improve the overall handling as well as balancing. Moreover, the 2016 ZX-10R is featured with a new front Intelligent Braking (KIBS), dual semi-floating 330mm discs with dual 4-piston radial-mounted calipers and rear KIBS-controlled, single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper.
The new ZX-10R is powered by the upgraded 998cc four-cylinder and liquid-cooled motor to improve low and mid-range power, the company has not released any information yet about the horsepower and torque figure.
The other noteworthy features of the new 2016 model are Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC), new Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) and new lightweight titanium alloy exhaust system.
Official Pricing: 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R
ZX-10R Standard: $14,999 (Rs. 9,72,085)
ZX-10R SE: $15,299 (Rs. 9,91,528)
ZX-10R ABS: $15,999 (Rs. 10,36,895)
ZX-10R ABS SE: $16,299 (Rs. 10,56,338)