It began with a blast from afar, where four perfect drops fell with a sword in the sea As a rustling was born terror, a nightmare for those who would be prosecuted. a journey for anyone who wants to catch up. The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R !!! The hypersport that stuns the World Superbike devours Endurance races and knock out almost everything in front of it. Some have been slow to take the hit, but the competition is organized. With R1 on return, an S 1000 RR still as powerful a Russian interceptor, a re-vitamin RR RSV4 to the cleat and a 1299 Panigale swollen out of bounds, the Kawa must evolve to stay ahead. Amen 2016 version re-lifted, refined, re-packaged in electronics, ready to tear up the track after seriously bitten. Pull the lap times, the new Ninja ZX-10R will bring them a shake.
with his record, the ZX10R is impressive any track racer and competitor. Imagine the face of a CBXRYZ RS 1000 when she sees what happened missile express in retro. As many continue to fuck the shit, and only modify substantially the face. The big Ninja has not changed visually; she delicately stylized. With more chiseled optical, fleeing a back and a tapered exhaust, the machine more elegant, almost smooth. With subtle false airs of 636, it manages more than it bothers.
The old rear light “bio-medicalized” gives way to a much more successful drawing. Overall, it emerges that certain imperceptible thing that gives more class. Fairing bow blades are retained, as are the generous caches the tank. It is further seen above the fork crown. Fini except that to have a bubble-free edges; cockpit accompanies on its edges, allowing a reduction in vibrations. Miss Ninja seems concerned driver and accompanying the effort and a bit of respite from the long straights swallowed at full speed. Demonstrated a slightly increased protection and small ears cut almost to the summit of the fork crown. This would reduce the vacuum behind the bubble and would limit the tremors of the helmet.
The pencil has not not however force on drawing tables. It will open your eyes to distinguish the two generations of ZX-10R; we saw the most marked developments.
In competition, it is not really eco design that will be the focus of discussion. Instead, devisera of …
Wait, what’s the tubes front brake calipers?!? Deuce, it looks very much like a pressurized fork Öhlins. You know, the kind of process before one finds only the MotoGP machines, WSBK, EWC and among Greek shipowners. Let’s return to earth and appreciate the technology provided by Showa. The technical approach is much the same as the Swedish manufacturing with its FGR. Depreciation is no longer managed in the sleeves but in these small external chambers, filled with nitrogen. Suddenly, the cushioning is more stable, the fork works better and provides more appreciate what is happening under the wheel. These forks will see far in high-level competition. Showa democratizes with this BFFF (Free Balance Front Fork), as we saw gradually appear inverted fork and radial calipers.
And the second bonus. The front suspension has not finished amaze us. Forget Tokico and petal patties. Feel the delicate fragrance acre molten metal under the onslaught of Brembo. This time it is more than serious. The brake discs announce 330 mm diameter (+ 20 mm) and side jaws, you type in the monoblock M50. All under the control of an aviation hoses and master cylinder with radial pump. What make Ducati 1299 Panigale a jealous or MV-Agusta F4; and you know how it slows an Italian. But the transplant will take you too much on a Japanese?!?
The ABS? Always present and impossible to be dead now. The KIBS pushes up the vice detect a blockage of the rear wheel due to a muscular downshift and the fact does not come into action. It may be disabled but with an electronic key, provided in the racing kit (we will return). The Öhlins steering damper is kept in order to calm the ardor of management.
Before attacking the section of electronic audience, increasingly numerous and impressive, let the engine speak a little. This muscle to barjot supercharged performance. Do not block the maximum power of the four cylinders. Kawasaki maintains his 200 horsepower (210 with forced air intake), as yesterday, and that’s enough for 99% of déboiter that rolls. The work of the engine, greatly influenced by the work of KRT, goes in the direction of a fuller engine breathe better with less inertia in decision lathes (had?). I will spare you all the technical changes … But if you really want, everything will be detailed at the bottom of the plug. Especially retain a larger air box and a much aeration filter, a lightweight crankshaft, thicker cylinder walls, camshafts optimized, larger exhaust valves, an improved evacuation of gas, lighter pistons and more sturdy, a finicky admission and a box of compet more typical speeds. Reports 2 and 6 are shortened, just to splash out of the turn and easier to hang the max. Oh by the way, said box is located above, in order to open it without draining the mill. Convenient.
The power is there with a desire to be exploitable. The choice of mapping supports this approach. 3 modes are available, delivering 60% (low), 80% (middle) or 100% (full) watts of 998 cm3.
With all these developments, it is to wonder if the Kawasaki Racing Team does not want to invite into your garage. The electronic arsenal too?
Largely, yes. The old ZX-10R had the respondent at this level. We go to the next box, one between assisted steering and a manned mission to Mars. The KIBS, as we have already seen above. But the ZX-10R “Phase 6” has even more below. The big Modified on this Ninja is the adoption of the UMI Bosch inertial control of 5 axes (the longitudinal acceleration, transverse and vertical, the roll rate and pitch rate). And they are not many bikes the market to embark this intelligent control module. The latest 1299 Panigale and R1 make their business brilliantly, 10R falls in step. The manufacturer Akashi brings his personal touch with the calculation of the yaw angle, provided by the ECU. With that, the board electronics “see” in 3D where the motorcycle is in space and reactions; it can thus act with great efficiency.
The anti-skating thoroughly enjoyed. The S-KTRC no longer based only on the wheel speed difference to intervene. With the help of measurements of the IMU, it can act on the state of the track, the tires, the slides of the machine and the type of wheeling. Stunning! We can now set it to five levels instead of three.
The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is also a team Launch Control for departures guns, even more efficient than the H2 and H2S. It is also found KEBC which acts on the engine brake.
Even poking stuff to the H2R, why not his KQS !!! This is the shifter Kawa, allowing shifting without a clutch. A rise only. For the descent, we must see with Racing Kit.
S-KTRC, KEBC, UMI, KLCM, KIBS, KQS … We have forgotten anyone? Ben if she does not have a structure that Kawa? Arf, electronics is so highlighted on these cars we would abandon almost the chassis. While the guy doing most of the work. Even better from now. We saw that the nose gear went up a serious notch level of its requirements. In turn, it relies on the double perimeter beam aluminum frame, only changed in terms of wall thickness, but also finer solids. The main changes concern the geometry. The steering column is retracted by 7.5 mm while the swing arm stretches of 15.8 mm. Its wheelbase up should give a little more stability, although no one bitched on this point. As for the frame changes, they cause more weight on the front wheel, promoting the feeling curve entry.
Here precisely weight. One wonders where Kawa slipped a brick on his 1000 sport. Datasheet ad 5 kgs more, or 206 units. Surely the catalyst and other dirt.
The rear monoshock and its almost horizontal kinematics are renewed; Showa WBC Lite is lighter, with a separate damping function (as with fork) and facilities settings. A weapon that ZX-10R! More finely sharpened to cut the competition.
What is also renewed, is this bargraph on the dashboard, not always appreciated. The instrumentation receives few more lights, the digital window slightly modifies the arrangement of its information, and a light sensor can automatically vary the instrumentation.
Benefiting from the expertise and advice KRT two world champions SBK (Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes), the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is in an evolutionary sense than real reform. However, this can significantly improve an already very high level of efficiency. Maybe we would have enjoyed having the opportunity to choose optional semi-active suspension bleeding … Most pilots will focus more on the racing kit. It allows to play on the steering column: a set of spacers allows the move of 4 mm. Another set of parts used to modify the swingarm pivot. There are also a bunch of engine parts and electronic key mentioned in chapter ABS. It disables the anti-lock, much more finely set the audience in control, to reprogram the ECU to gain 10 horsepower and smooth power curves; and finally, with the racing harness, shifter operates at the uphill and downhill reports.
Now turn the key in the ignition, close the visor, let speak, drive … You are tracking mode while the stopwatch sweat.
2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Details Specs
- The entire evolutionary work that Kawasaki has brought its new ZX-10R stands on 29 pages. Let us focus on the engine and its mods main techniques:
- Machining of the inlet ducts uses a avantgarde technique borrowed in the stable Kawasaki engaged WSBK: their outlet openings are machined in two steps, first with the valve seats then obliquely. Thus, the air follows a rectilinear path on entering the combustion chamber. While smoothing the flow, the larger and more upright geometry ducts can suck a greater volume of air / fuel mixture for the benefit of power. As before, the intake ducts are polished.
- In the same context of a power gain, the exhaust ducts are also wider, now enjoy rights and polishing.
- The larger diameter of the exhaust valves (Ø 24.5mm -> Ø 25.5 mm) also increases the power, especially at high rpm. One of the intake valves is unchanged at 31 mm.
/ At admission as to the exhaust, the valves are made of titanium, a high temperature resistant material and which reduces the masses in motion.
The reworked cam profile extends the crossover period, the power advantage (especially at high speeds).
/ The camshafts chromoly involved in relief overall. They benefit from a surface treatment nitride.
- The shape of the combustion chamber evolving to improve intake efficiency and exhaust
- To manage the most important motor load, the pistons have been shortened (39.2 mm -> 37.7 mm) and redesigned cap. Each of them is lightened 5 g, to the benefit of throttle response. In addition, they are made of a new material which is both more robust and extremely heat resistant. Finally, the addition of a dry lubricant film on the skirt reduces friction at low engine speeds and facilitates the running of the piston.
- The moment of inertia of the crankshaft 20% drop .L’une of the most important benefits of the lessons of Kawasaki WSBK Team. The performance gain is sensitive to all levels, acceleration, deceleration and cornering.
- The primary shaft balancing lightens The new connecting rod bearing material enhances endurance at high speed, while their new coating improves resistance to jamming.
- At the level of the cylinder, the walls of the bore thicken (5 mm -> 6 mm) in order to adjust the stiffness to gain power, which also benefits the reliability.
- The use of an electronic throttle control justifies the adoption of a new electronic control unit (ECU) 32 bits. Resin-free, its aluminum housing promotes heat dissipation, so the reliability.