Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE Price, Launch Date, Specification And Features

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Kawasaki is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment, aerospace, and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is also active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines, boilers and other industrial products. The company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki and has dual headquarters in Chūō-Ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo.

KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsuwhich included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group.

The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE Reads The Road Faster Than You Can

As dominant as Kawasaki has been on the World Superbike stage lately, the flagship Ninja ZX-10R has lacked a bit of sex appeal on dealer floors. Consider the green ante upped for 2018, and as far as we’re concerned being late to the party doesn’t mean you’re not welcome.


Variant Name Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE
Mileage 10-15 kmpl (Approx.)
Type Superbike
Shades Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphite Gray
Current Status Upcoming
Official Tagline Superbike Supremacy
Warranty 2 Years/30,000 Kms

The ZX-10R jumps to the next step of technology for 2018, with electronically adjustable suspension and forged wheels as the marquee upgrades, for what Kawi is calling the Special Edition.

The ZX-10R SE also borrows some ZX-10RR bits as well, like the forged Marchesini wheels and bidirectional quick-shifter (which, incidentally, isn’t designed to work below 2,500rpm). It seems safe to assume the engine learned a trick or two from the ZX-10RR as well since Kawasaki claims the same 197 horsepower at 13,000 rpm as the RR (207 with ram-air, Kawi says) and a little more than 83 lb.-ft. of torque at 11,500 rpm.

The big news is the Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS in Kawi-speak). There are three modes—Road, Track, and Manual—the last of which allows 15 levels of tunability in the rebound and compression circuits, adjustable via the dash. The semi-active system uses “Showa Solenoid technology,” which is the fork claims a reaction time of one-thousandth of a second.

It communicates with the IMU and ECU, both of which cycle a hundred times per second (10 milliseconds). Practically, it seems, the 1 millisecond reaction time of the solenoid in the fork is a little wasted, but it’s undeniably cool tech that other brands will surely try to match.

Another interesting slice of tech built into the fork is “built-in stroke sensors.” The ZX-10R’s IMU has been responsible for controlling wheelies up to this point, but if this new SE’s fork knows exactly where it is in the stroke that could play a huge role in smooth, WSBK-style acceleration. The sensors will also obviously work to inform the KECS system, too.

In any case, suspending the bike will be accomplished well, with the “balance-free” gas-charged fork having a matching gas-charged Showa shock equipped with this SE version. Seat height, by the way, is listed at 32.9 inches—that’s tall and implies track intentions.


Expected Price Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE is expected to get a price tag of INR 19.75 lakh (Approx.)
Launch Date Early 2018


Displacement 998 cc
No. of Cylinders 4
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 197.3 Bhp @ 13000 rpm
Maximum Torque 113.5 Nm @ 11500 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles, dual injection
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Wet sump with oil cooler
Compression Ratio 13:1
Bore 76 mm
Stroke 55 mm
Valve System DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel Type Petrol
Clutch Wet multi-disc, Manual
Gear Ratios 1st=2.600, 2nd=2.214, 3rd=1.944, 4th=1.722, 5th=1.550, 6th=1.391
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.294 (39/17)
Final Drive Sealed chain
Maximum Power with RAM Air 207.2 Bhp @ 13000 rpm


Front Brake Dual semi-floating ø330 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Rear Brake Single ø220 mm disc. Caliper: Single-bore pin-slide, aluminum piston
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Suspension Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS)
Rear Suspension Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS)
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 114 mm


Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)
Wheel Type Marchesini forged wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels


Overall Length 2090 mm
Overall Width 745 mm
Overall Height 1145 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1440 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 206 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres


0-100 kmph 2.9 secs
Top Speed 299 kmph
Mileage (City) 10 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 12.5 kmpl


Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
RPM/Gear Display
Fuel Gauge Digital
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator


Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat


Battery Type Maintenance Free


Exhaust/Muffler Twin spar, cast aluminum
Rake 25°
Trail 107 mm
Steering Angle 27°(Left), 27°(Right)


Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)  Yes
SOURCE: cycleworld And wikipedia.org.    


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