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2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R - ZX1000JBF


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Quincy, IL
Ninja ZX-10R - ZX1000JBF



  • 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: 25.5deg / 4.33 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) with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
  • Rear Suspension / wheel travel: Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock and top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.9 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: 4.5 gal.
  • Seat Height: 32.0 in.
  • Curb Weight: 436.6 lbs.
  • Overall length: 81.7 in.
  • Overall width: 28.2 in.
  • Overall height: 43.9 in.
  • Color Choices: Lime Green / Ebony, Ebony / Flat Ebony
  • Warranty: 12 Months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36, 48 months
    New for 2011
    • Totally redesigned DOHC, 16-valve, inline-four engine makes more controllable power than ever before
    • Stronger camshafts, pistons and crankshaft maintain legendary Kawasaki reliability in the face of the engine's awesome horsepower potential
    • All-new S-KTRC electronic traction control system comes directly from MotoGP and allows racers to explore the edge of traction more successfully for better drive off the corners and faster laps
    • All-new ECU electronics also include a Power Mode system, which allows riders to pick between three power modes for changing conditions
    • Revised transmission shaft layout raises the engine's center of gravity slightly for better mass centralization
    • Newly designed titanium-header exhaust system
    • Revised fuel injection system features larger throttle bodies and dual injectors
    • All-new aluminum twin-spar frame is lighter and offers optimal flex characteristics for the best possible handling
    • 43mm Big Piston Fork (BPF) is lighter than a conventional design and offers improved action and response
    • New horizontal back-link rear suspension offers better wheel control and improved mass centralization, all of which improves stability and overall handling
    • Shock and linkage assemblies are now positioned above the swingarm, which frees space below it for a large exhaust sub-chamber, which allows a shorter (and lighter) muffler
    • Lighter and stronger three-spoke gravity-cast wheels minimize unsprung weight for exceptional handling quickness
    • Revised ergonomics offer a roomier cockpit, a slightly lower seat and adjustable footpegs
    • Revised chassis geometry – steeper rake, less trail, slightly raised CG – allows even sharper handling characteristics
    • 22-pound weight reduction compared to the 2010 machine
    • Radical new bodywork features more rounded edges and a revised ram-air intake
    • Mirrors integrate trick, LED turn signals and remove easily for track day use
    • Revised transmission gear ratios for better on-track performance
    • High visibility instrumentation includes an LED bar-graph tachometer and a full complement of LCD readouts to keep riders fully informed
    Key Features
    • All-new engine and chassis add up to enhanced power delivery and more control
    • All-new Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC) continuously monitors wheel speed, throttle position, engine rpm and a host of other data to help ensure the optimal amount of traction
    • All-new Power Mode selector allows riders to select power level and power delivery
    • All-new aluminum frame has ideal strength and rigidity
    • All-new Big Piston Fork helps maintain composure under braking
    • All-new horizontal back-link rear suspension helps improve road holding, and helps deliver smoother suspension action
    • 2011 ZX™-10R is 22 pounds lighter than the 2010 model
    • Improved mass centralization
    • Slipper-type back-torque limiting clutch helps improve corner entry handling
    • All-new race-oriented instrumentation offers riders a wealth of information
        New-generation Liquid-cooled DOHC 998cc Inline-four Engine
        • All-new design is compact, narrow and lightweight, and features a revised internal transmission shaft layout that optimizes CG and engine placement in the frame
        • Stronger camshafts, crankshaft and pistons increase durability and are able to withstand the new engine's prodigious power production
        • Larger intake valves (now 31mm), revised camshaft profiles and optimized port shapes help maximize power production and smooth power delivery
        • Cylinder bores are machined with a “dummy” head bolted in place, yielding improved bore circularity and precision; so lower-tension piston rings can be used to minimize mechanical losses
        • Offset cylinder bores (relative to the crankshaft) are positioned 2mm toward the exhaust side of the engine, resulting in reduced lateral piston force at the point of maximum combustion pressure, reduced mechanical friction and lower piston loads – allowing the use of lighter pistons
        • Larger-diameter intake tappets (now 29mm) suit the higher-lift camshafts
        • New, chromoly camshafts (previously cast iron) receive a new nitriding process and lapping treatment to help cope with heavier valve spring pressure and enhance durability
        • New, harder crankshaft features stronger pins and journal fillets; gear teeth durability was also increased
        • Single-shaft secondary balancer was added to help reduce vibration, and its use allowed several vibration-damping parts to be simplified and lightened
        • Connecting rods are stronger overall to suit the engine's increased power potential
        • New ECU is dramatically lighter than the old unit and is small enough to be tucked away in a slot in the airbox assembly
        • A lighter battery replaces the old unit for even more weight savings
        • One-piece upper crankcase and cylinder casting saves weight and offers maximum rigidity
        • Low-friction oil pump reduces parasitic power loss
        • A lightweight radiator with tightly packed cores provides efficient engine cooling
        • A liquid-cooled aluminum oil cooler promotes high-efficiency heat dissipation
        • Intake and exhaust valves are titanium to reduce reciprocating weight and stress at high rpm
        Dual-injector Digital Fuel Injection
        • Larger throttle bodies (47mm vs. 43mm) help produce more power and improved throttle control
        • Secondary fuel injectors improve top-end power output and power characteristics at high rpm; the lower injectors are always on, while upper injectors come on as needed according to degree of throttle opening and engine rpm
        • Oval-shaped throttle bodies – larger for 2011 – allow precise throttle control and instant response
        • An Idle Speed Control (ISC) valve on the throttle body unit automatically adjusts idle speed for more stable operation; also contributes to easier starts and better off-idle throttle response
            Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control – S-KTRC
            • A highly sophisticated electronic system based on actual Kawasaki MotoGP experience that's designed to maximize forward motion by allowing racers to ride closer to the edge of traction
            • The system, anchored by an all-new Electronic Control Unit (ECU), crunches a wide range of data, including throttle position, wheel speed, engine rpm, wheel slippage and acceleration, with help from a speed sensor fitted to each wheel
            • The quickest acceleration requires a certain amount of wheel slippage, so to optimize traction, S-KTRC actually allows for optimum wheelspin
            • Using complex analysis, the system is able to predict when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable. By acting before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction, the system can quickly and smoothly reduce power slightly so the wheel regains traction
            • S-KTRC confirms conditions 200 times per second and governs ignition, which allows extremely quick response to changing conditions
            • Riders can choose between three operational modes, depending on skill level and conditions
            • A level meter on the LCD instrument panel displays how much electronic intervention the system is providing, in real time
            Ram-air Intake
            • A highly efficient and more forward-positioned ram air intake is designed for lower intake noise, higher intake efficiency
            • Redesigned and larger airbox (now 9 liters instead of 8) with a new filter element improves breathing and power
            • Oval-section intake funnels promote non-turbulent flow at all rpm
                Titanium Exhaust System
                • All-new titanium-header exhaust system with hydroformed header pipes and small, lightweight muffler assembly uses a larger-volume pre-chamber that houses two catalyzers for reduced emissions and sound
                • Headers have nearly identical specs to their roadracing counterparts, which makes it easier for riders to increase track performance with the simple addition of a less-restrictive muffler; now there's no need to replace the lightweight and race-spec header assembly
                • Dual catalyzers help the 2011 ZX-10R meet strict U.S. and Euro III exhaust emissions standards
                Six-speed Transmission
                • Race-style cassette transmission allows simple trackside gearing changes to suit individual circuits
                • With the revised engine shaft layout, the “cassette” is located high enough that it can be accessed without having to drain engine oil
                • Fine-tuned primary and final reduction ratios minimize rear end movement (squat/lift) during acceleration and deceleration. The more composed rear end action allows more freedom with suspension settings
                • Closer-ratio 4th, 5th and 6th gears complement the new ZX-10R's circuit performance
                • Overall gear ratios suit the power characteristics for ideal power delivery in all rpm ranges
                • An adjustable back-torque limiting clutch facilitates smooth downshifts, a main contributor to stability under heavy braking
                  Chassis / Frame
                  • All-new aluminum-alloy frame connects the swingarm pivot with the steering head more directly, and offers optimal flex and rigidity characteristics for balanced handling on street or track
                  • Revised chassis geometry incorporates slightly steeper rake (0.5 degree) and a bit less trail (3mm). The result is more weight on the front wheel, which allows sharper steering characteristics and crisper handling with no corresponding tradeoff in chassis stability at speed
                  • Frame is an all-cast construction of only seven pieces, which allowed engineers much design freedom, including minimizing wall thicknesses while providing adequate strength and optimized rigidity
                  • Fewer frame pieces mean fewer welds, which contributes to more pleasing aesthetics
                  • More front end weight also aids aggressive, on-the-gas corner exits, as there is less tendency to wheelie
                  • Modifying or removing the exhaust pre-chamber (for racetrack applications only) enables two chain links to be removed, which offers riders the opportunity to alter chassis geometry by shortening the wheelbase by up to 16mm to suit different track layouts
                  • Like the frame, the alloy swingarm is an all-cast design, with just three pieces
                  • Narrow subframe layout contributes to the compact and slim tail section
                  Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension
                  • All-new design positions the shock and linkage above the swingarm
                  • The new design offers a host of benefits, including improved road-holding, smoother suspension action (especially in the final third of the stroke range), increased stability and feedback when cornering, and improved mass centralization
                  • The design also frees space under the swingarm for a larger exhaust pre-chamber, which allows the use of a shorter and lighter muffler assembly
                  • The design also positions the shock's upper link (mounted to the frame's upper cross member) further from the swingarm pivot, helping to spread out the load and contribute to enhanced overall frame rigidity and chassis balance
                  • The fully adjustable shock features a piggyback reservoir and dual (high and low-speed) compression damping, which enables fine tuning for racing or track-day use
                  • Between the Big Piston Fork (BPF) and new back-link suspension system, pitch control during aggressive riding is minimized, which contributes to added rider control and faster lap times
                  • Minimal effect from exhaust heat due to the new design translates to more stable damping performance
                  Big Piston Fork (BPF)
                  • The Big Piston Fork (BPF) fitted to the 2011 Ninja® ZX-10R features 43mm inner tubes and is one of the contributing factors to the new bike's enhanced composure under braking
                  • Compared to a cartridge-type fork of the same size, the BPF features a main piston almost twice the size as the piston on the previous ZX-10R: 39.6mm vs. 20mm
                  • Oil inside the BPF acts on a surface area almost four times the size of a conventional fork's. The larger surface area allows damping pressure to be reduced while ensuring that damping force remains the same
                  • Reducing damping pressure allows the inner fork tube to move more smoothly, which is especially noticeable at the initial part of the stroke. The result is greater control as the fork compresses and very calm attitude change as vehicle weight shifts forward under braking, and thus greater chassis stability on corner entry
                  • Because the BPF eliminates many of the internal components of a traditional cartridge fork, construction is simplified and overall fork weight is reduced
                  • Compression and rebound damping adjustments are located at the top of each fork tube, while preload is now at the bottom
                  Race-spec Steering Damper
                  • An adjustable twin-tube Öhlins steering damper is standard. The second tube acts like a reservoir, allowing the internals to ensure stable damping and excellent feedback even under racing conditions
                  Advanced Braking System
                  • Tokico radial-mount brake calipers use dual pads and offer a superb initial bite, increased control, progressive feel and a high degree of feedback to the rider
                  • A radial-pump front master cylinder provides the ultimate in front brake feel and feedback
                  • A pair of 5.5mm thick, 310mm petal discs provides the heat dissipation needed to maintain brake feel and responsiveness during extended heavy use
                  • A 220mm rear petal disc gripped by a single-piston caliper provides excellent feel and feedback
                  Lightweight Three-spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels
                  • New gravity-cast alloy wheels feature a three-spoke design that's lighter than previous hoops by 330 grams (0.73 pound) up front and nearly 500 grams (1.1 pounds) in back
                  • Lighter wheels reduce unsprung weight, which allows the suspension system to work more efficiently
                  • Fine-tuned rider accommodations feature a lower seat (by 17mm), adjustable footpegs moved slightly lower (by 5mm) and forward (by 2mm), and clip-ons with a bit less downward angle
                  • Lower seat makes it easier to reach the ground
                  • Newly shaped fuel tank offers an even better ergonomic fit with the rider's forearms and inner thighs when riding
                  • Adjustable foot pegs can be lowered an additional 15mm when street riding or touring
                  Advanced Aerodynamic Bodywork
                  • A total body redesign results in a lighter, more compact and even sexier shape, with more curved – instead of “edged” – surfaces
                  • High-quality fit and finish, and superb attention to detail, are evident front to back
                  • Larger ducting aids engine heat dissipation
                  • Line-beam headlights enable the fairing to be shorter, which furthers the compact, aggressive styling
                  • LED three-bulb position lamp at the top of the new ram air duct offers enhanced visibility to drivers and pedestrians
                  • Fairing-mounted mirrors feature integrated, LED-type turn signals
                  • Turn signals are electrically connected via couplers, which allows easy mirror removal for track day riding
                  • Compact tail section includes an elegant, nine-bulb taillight
                  • Taillight and turn-signal stalks are mounted on a rear fender assembly that's easily removable for track day riding
                  Advanced Electronic Instrumentation
                  • All-new instruments feature a high-visibility bar-graph LED tachometer positioned above a multi-window LCD info panel that offers riders a massive quantity of information
                  • The tachometer also functions as a shift indicator: LEDs flash when the pre-set rpm is reached, and riders can set shift rpm according to preference
                  • The multi-function LCD features two display modes: Standard and Race. Switching to Race Mode alters the Speed display by changing it to Gear Position, and by changing the Clock display to Speed
                  • Additional functions include odometer, dual trip meters, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, Power Mode (x3), S-KTRC (x4), S-KTRC level indicator, low fuel indicator, Economical Riding indicator (shows most favorable fuel consumption), water temperature and a host of indicator lamps



                  Engine Type
                  Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
                  Bore and Stroke
                  76.0 x 55.0 mm
                  Compression Ratio
                  Fuel System
                  DFI® with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
                  TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)


                  Front Suspension
                  43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF) with DLC coating, adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
                  Rear Suspension
                  Horizontal Back-link with gas-charged shock and top-out spring, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.9 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
                  Front Tire
                  120/70 ZR17
                  Rear Tire
                  190/55 ZR17


                  56.1 in.
                  Seat Height
                  32.0 in.
                  4.33 in.
                  Fuel Capacity
                  4.5 gal.


                  Final Drive


                  Lime Green / Ebony, Ebony / Flat Ebony
                  12 Months