2017 Ninja ZX- 10RR, the fastest motorcycle in production was launched in India today. Enhanced features include a redesigned cylinder head for clearance of high-lift race cams (race-kit), and a re-enforced crankcase for high rigidity.
DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating on valve tappets aid mid / long distance engine break-in, and reduce mechanical loss. Performance is thereby bettered in race-tuned bikes. The 16-valve, 998cc engine with DOHC, inline four-cylinder continues using 76 x 55mm bore and stroke dimensions.
Lightweight crankshaft allows quick engine spin up, throttle response and acceleration. Low- and mid-range power output helps in corner exiting and long stretches. Corner turn-ins and side-to-side transitions are improved.
Cylinder head design allows additional clearances for accessory race-kit camshafts (highlift). Large coolant passageways helps with engine reliability. Long-reach spark plugs are akin to those on Ninja ZX-10R for ignition efficiency improvement.
Electronic throttle valves metre intake airflow for power delivery efficacy, and seamless integration of electronic aids like Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (SKTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC).
Weight reduction, mass centralization and power to weight ratio is improved through weight reduction by using a titanium-alloy exhaust system. Heat-resistant titanium-alloy headers use a connector pipe to join headers three and four for smooth engine response.
Ninja ZX-10RR sportbike is available in flat black paint scheme with minimal white graphics, including a snowflake and a Japanese symbol for ‘winter’, similar to what is used by the Kawasaki WorldSBK team for off-season test sessions. The new single seat goes under a rear aerodynamic seat cover. The bike uses extra land in cylinder to support race camshafts, has no rear footrests, and a different exhaust hanger.
Powered by a 998 cc four cylinder liquid cooled engine, which delivers 200 PS at 13,000 rpm and 113.5 Nm at 11,500 rpm. The power output can be increased to 210 hp with ram-air.
The Ninja ZX-10RR and Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle use a cassette-type, close-ratio transmission. Ninja ZX-10RR provides clutchless downshifts via KQS quickshifter as standard for quick upshifts and downshifts. RPM’s needn’t match engine speed resulting in reduced lap times.
Ninja ZX-10RR features seven-spoke, multi-directional forged Marchesini aluminium wheels for lighter handling through reduced unsprung mass. High rigidity and rotational inertia are balanced as wheel design centralises mass at the hubs. Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres aid in quicker lap times.
The Brembo front braking system uses M50 aluminium monobloc four-piston front calipers (with 30mm opposed pistons) and Brembo front rotors. Cross-drilled rotors with circumferential outer edge groove help in heat dissipation. Stainless steel braided lines in the front and rear enable direct feel when braking.