Here’s the 2018 Kawasaki ZX-10RR
If you were waiting for some big changes to the big Kawasaki (like, a supercharger for example) you’ll have to wait a bit more. The RR version is getting some minor colour changes. To pretty minor things.
Laced with track-oriented, trick bits like its race preparation-ready cylinder head, single seat, lightweight specially forged Marchesini wheels plus KQS quickshifter, the 2017 Ninja ZX-10RR was quickly adopted by race teams and committed track day fans around the world.
With a world championship under its belt in the hands of Jonathan Rea, the 2018 bike stays virtually identical to last year’s bike with what Kawasaki calls “two updates for the coming season”.
These amount to not very much at all other than the reservoir canisters behind the lower part of the front fork legs going from red to silver and at the top of the fork leg, the fork top cap is now green where it was previously also red.
So the differences between a 2017 and 2018 ZX-10RR amount to little more than something for the real nerds to notice.