Bike India

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and RR

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a neW and IMPRoVed nInJa has Been lonG oVeRdue FoR The KaWasaKI WorldsBK team. although their main man, Jonathan Rea, won the title yet another time, it was not as easy as his previous outings. The team faced strong competitio­n from their rivals, particular­ly ducati. Rumours were afloat about a new ZX-10RR and the good news is that the motorcycle has broken cover at the WsBK Jerez test. Well, it has done more than that — in Rea’s capable hands, it even topped the charts on the second day.

From what we know so far, the biggest changes appear to be in favour of more aerodynami­c proficienc­y while tweaks have been made to other areas. The revised engine will meet the latest emission standards. as for numbers, the ZX-10R develops 203 hp at 13,200 rpm while the ZX-10RR maxes at 204 hp at 14,000 rpm.

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