Fearsome is how many motorcycle riders describe the ZX-10R and this motorcycle is now available in India through the legitimate white market CBU route. Along with the ZX-10R, Kawasaki has also launched the ZX-14R, a motorcycle that’s a sports tourer. Both these motorcycles will be sold through a new chain of independent dealerships that Kawasaki will establish across the country. The first such motorcycle dealership is already ready at Wakdewadi, Pune. Bookings of the motorcycles will open from tomorrow while deliveries could start from the end of September. The Ninja ZX10R is priced at Rs. 15.70 lakhs and the Ninja ZX-14R is priced at Rs. 16.90 lakhs, ex-showroom Pune.
The Ninja ZX-10R features a 1 liter engine. This all-new four cylinder petrol engine uses fuel injection and 4 valves per cylinder to deliver 210 PS of peak power at 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. The engine spits out all that power and torque through a 6 speed manual gearbox. Other features on the bike include all new suspension and an all new frame. Up front, upside down front forks do duty while a horizontal monoshock operates at the rear. The bike also gets ABS and traction control to handle the immense performance it is capable of.
The Ninja ZX14R uses a 1,441 cc four cylinder petrol engine and delivers similar power of 210 PS, but at a lower 10,000 rpm. Torque though is a mighty 162.5 Nm, at 7,500 rpm. As the rpm levels for the peak power and torque suggest, the Ninja ZX-14R is a motorcycle that’s tuned for sports touring rather than blazing across tracks. This requires power delivery with a gradual build up. A 6 speed gearbox handles transmission duties on this bike. Kawasaki has outfitted the Ninja ZX-14R with ABS, traction control and three ride modes for different riding conditions.