Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2016 model is not just a mere facelift of the existing model but comes with a bunch of upgrades that only improves its performance but puts the model far ahead of its competitors as well. A revised engine, new instruments, better electronics and minor tweaks in design are a few note-worthy changes to the model.
Design and Look:
The manufacturer has modified the visual appearance of the bike to make it look aggressive. The front end has been restyled to give it a premium feel. The twin headlights, separated by a false air-inlet, give it a sharp front end display. The mirrors have been integrated with LED indicators to add a stylish functionality to the bike. The rear features split seats on top of the cowl which also holds the LED taillight. Overall the dual toning of the bike makes it look attractive and plush.
Ninja ZX-10R features a fully digitalized instrument console. The LED tachometer has been placed just above the multi-function LCD that displays a host of attributes including the digital speedometer, clock, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator and power mode indicator.
Engine and Performance:
The bike employs a 4-stroke 998cc, DOHC16-valve motor engine which produces a maximum power of 200bhp at 13000rpm. The maximum torque produced is 113.5Nm at 11500rpm. The bike uses a 66-speed manual transmission gear box with one gear down and five gears up. The bike goes 0-100km/hr in mere 3 seconds. The engine performs brilliantly on the highways allowing you to reach a top speed of around 280-290km/hr. The engine has been designed in such a way that it produces less noise and generates more power. The gear changing mechanism works like a charm and requires minimum effort from your side. The bike has a 17L fuel tank capacity and manages to return a modest mileage of 10kmpl.
Suspension and Handling:
Kawasaki uses a 41mm telescopic suspension at the front and mono shock type at the rear. Both the front and rear wheels are employed with disc brakes for smooth handling. The bike also has an adjustable ABS that aids in managing perfect braking system. The bike maintains its firm grip because of the wide tyres and Kawasaki’s 3-way adjustable advanced traction control system. Whether you are taking a turn in slow speed or changing lanes in high speed, the bike runs smoothly and without any trouble. High ground clearance of 145mm and wheelbase of 1440mm allows you enjoy a hassle-free ride irrespective of speed and space. The electronic steering further enhances its handling abilities allowing you to manage the bike calmly even at low speeds.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R can be summed up as a premium sports bike with one of the best configurations and appreciable performance. The bike ticks all the right boxes in terms of superior driving experience. With a price of tag of Rs.16.40L, the bike is surely worth the money, given its advanced feature list and stylish build quality.
Waiting for what ?
Kawasaki has evolved from simple bikes to futuristic high end bikes. Kawasaki is one of few companies which has seen a period of rapid growth of bike seekers in the country. Kawasaki bikes have always been in demand. It has a huge fleet of powerful yet elegant looking bikes. Utmost care is taken to make the bikes favorite one for youngsters. This has made Kawasaki , youngsters favorite choice.
Are you one of them ?
Speed thrills but surely kills. Kindly wear safety gears and helmet while riding bikes. Have a safe journey folks.