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Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-14R launched in India

India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) today launched ZX-10R and ZX-14R motorcycles in India at an ex-showroom (Pune) price of 15.7 lakhs and 16.9 lakhs respectively. While the Kawasaki ZX-10R is powered by a liquid cooled inline 4, 998cc engine producing 195bhp, Kawasaki ZX-14R is powered by a massive 1,441cc inline 4 engine producing a maximum of 210bhp (with ram air intake) and is world’s fastest production motorcycle sold to the public.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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Kawasaki ZX-10R’s and ZX-14R’s booking will commence from 5th of September and deliveries will begin by the end of month. Initially both the superbikes will be only sold in Maharashtra and Kawasaki is planning to launch its exclusive showroom at Wakdewadi in Pune.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

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Speaking to the media, Mr. Yuji Horiuchi, MD, India Kawasaki Motors said, “With the positive feedback on our existing models such as Ninja 300 and Ninja 650, I am confident that the new launches will also be accepted by the Indian consumers enthusiastically. India is an important market more us and which is why we have brought the latest and the best of Ninja’s portfolio in the country. We are optimistic of introducing 1-2 launches of this stature every-year.”

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Specifications

Engine
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement
998cc
Bore x Stroke
76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio
13.0:1
Fuel System
DFI® with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Transmission
Six-speed
Final Drive
Chain
Rake/Trail
25 Deg / 4.2 in.
Front Tire Size
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size
190/55 ZR17
Wheelbase
56.1 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel
43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel
Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in.
Front Brakes
Dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Fuel Capacity
17 liter
Seat Height
32.0 in.
Curb Weight
198 kg / 201 kg (ABS)
Overall length
81.7 in.
Overall width
28.1 in.
Overall height
43.9 in.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Engine
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement
1,441 cc
Bore x Stroke
84.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression Ratio
12.3:1
Fuel System
DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission
Six-Speed
Final Drive
X-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail
23 degrees / 3.7 in.
Front Tire Size
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size
190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase
58.3 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel
43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel
Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.
Front Brakes
Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers and optional ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper and optional ABS
Overall length
85.4 in.
Overall width
30.3 in.
Overall height
46.1 in.
Ground clearance
4.9 in.
Seat Height
31.5 in.
Curb Weight
265 kg
Fuel Capacity
22 liter

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