Kawasaki India launched the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R at Rs. 14.99 (ex-showroom), which is Rs. 1 lakh more than the previous generation model. The new ZX-10R is available in two colors: Flat Ebony Type 2 and Lime Green. The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R maintains the same inline four-cylinder 998 cc at 200 hp as the previous model, producing 200.22 hp at 13,200 rpm and 114.9 Nm at 11,400 rpm. 2021 updates include increased cooling performance and other minor aerodynamic and cosmetic upgrades.
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2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Engine
The 998cc inline four-cylinder engine has been upgraded to Euro 5 / BS6 emission standards, with the help of a modified exhaust system and a catalytic converter. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with shorter primary, second and third gears and a larger 41-tooth rear sprocket for faster acceleration.
2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Electronics
When it comes to electronics, Bosch’s six-axis IMU controls traction control, driving modes (three standard and four customizable), ABS when cornering, and more. Settings can be accessed via the new 4.3-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity. It also has cruise control as standard, plus engine brake control, startup control, quick shift control, and Öhlins electronic steering damper.
2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Design
The Kawasaki Ninja H2‘s clear design cues seem to have been the inspiration behind the new Ninja ZX-10R. Dual LED headlights have positioned on either side of the central intake tunnel and give the ZX an aggressive face. Kawasaki intelligently incorporates winglets (a first for the 10R) into the lateral aerodynamics and claims to help improve downforce by 17 percent. The tail section looks sharp as ever, and the overall design exudes a great deal of aggressiveness.
The 2021 ZX-10R features four driving modes, Road, Rain, Sport, and Passenger, as well as electronic cruise control, a fully adjustable front, and rear suspension system, with a 43 mm Showa Balance Free inverted fork, and a horizontal rear suspension with a rear hitch. Rear pad gas shock with the stacked tank. Braking functions are handled by Brembo, with two 330mm front discs held by Brembo M50 calipers, and one 220mm disc at the rear.
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