New versions of the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR have just been introduced by Kawasaki with upgrades
In the context of many cult 1,000 cc motorcycles that were released in 2020, Kawasaki has just launched the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR 2021 with many upgrades in appearance and power.
In the US, the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R starts at $ 16,399, while the ZX-10RR version costs $ 28,999 and only 500 are produced worldwide. Competitors of the Japanese superbike can include the BMW S 1000 RR, Ducati Panigale V4, Honda CBR1000RR-R or Yamaha YZF-R1.
In terms of design, the difference that can be immediately recognized is that the nose is now sharpened more forward, creating this shape inspired by the super Ninja H2 motorcycle. The car’s lighting system is arranged neatly inside 2 air intakes, using LED technology to increase the modern look of the car.
Although the new Kawasaki ZX-10R’s Ram-air intake system has a smaller size, the internal air duct has also been redesigned, thereby ensuring the intake of the same intake air as the previous car.
Kawasaki does not arrange the prominent spoiler to the outside like other brands, but the spoiler system of the car is still equipped at hidden corners, contributing to 17% increase in downforce and increase the downforce. Increased stability when operating at high speeds. The air slots on the side of the car are responsible for pushing hot air out from the engine without affecting the driver’s lap.
In addition, the airflow going into the radiator also works more efficiently. Some other changes in appearance include the handlebar is moved 10 mm forward, the footrest is 5 mm higher and the windshield is also 40 mm higher.
A valuable technology upgrade on the new ZX-10R is that a monochrome LCD speedometer has been replaced with a TFT color screen, which displays full information and allows users to fine-tune many vehicle modes. There are a total of 4 driving modes, including Sport, Road, Rain and Rider. The car also functions with smartphone connectivity as well as cruise control.
In terms of power, the Kawasaki ZX-10R still owns a 998 cc engine, ensuring Euro5 emissions standards but not reduced capacity compared to the previous generation ZX-10R. This engine block is capable of producing a maximum capacity of 200 hp at 13,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 114.9 Nm at 11,400 rpm.
Meanwhile, the limited edition Kawasaki ZX-10RR is designed for the racetrack so it has a maximum capacity of 201 hp at 14,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 111.8 Nm at 11,700 rpm.
The engines of both versions have been significantly upgraded, mainly through the use of new materials for the machine parts to increase the mechanical strength and endurance. As a result, the engine’s capacity is increased, and the mass is also significantly reduced compared to the old generation.
The car is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox with a variable transmission ratio to improve the acceleration of the car, and the rear sprocket is also replaced with 41 teeth instead of 39 teeth. Quick-shift assist will be standard on all models. The front and rear suspension of the car belong to Showa company.
The brakes of the Kawasaki ZX-10R remain unchanged, while the Brembo M50 Monobloc brake calipers for twin 330 mm diameter discs on the front and 250 mm single disc brakes at the rear.