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2020 Kawasaki ZX-10R launched in India at INR 13.99 lakh

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Bookings for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R opened last month on the 26th and was open through the month of May. And now, the updated 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has been launched in India. The 2020 Ninja ZX-10R has a revised engine and comes with more technology than its predecessor. The Ninja ZX-10R is assembled in India and is the most affordable litre-class motorcycle in the country.

The Ninja ZX-10R now comes with an updated engine, the new 2020 X-10R gets a 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, DOHC motor that produces 203 PS of power @ 13,500 RPM without RAM air induction, and 213 PS of power using the RAM air intake and delivers 114.9 Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed transmission. The engine on the predecessor produces 3 PS less power. The newly updated engine also features advanced tech such as a finger follower valve actuation, a valve train designed by Kawasaki’s WSBK engineers, which helps reduce mass and allows for a faster revving engine. The new ZX-10R also has an up and down quick-shifter as standard.

The ZX-10R will come with twin semi-floating 330mm Brembo discs with radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston calipers. The rear brake is a single 220mm with a single piston caliper. The brakes come equipped with a KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brakes). The bike has a kerb weight of 206 kg and has a 17-litre fuel tank capacity.

Upgraded features on the new Ninja ZX-10R are as follows:-

  • An Increased power output of 203 PS, 3 PS more
  • Finger follower valve actuation
  • DLC (Diamond-like Carbon coating) on the finger follower
  • Cylinder head ready for High Lift Cam
  • Red painted cylinder head cover
  • Dual Direction Kawasaki Quick-Shifter (KQS)

Other key features available on the 2019 ZX-10R are:-

  • World Superbike developed Balance Free Front Fork
  • Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC)
  • Cornering management function
  • Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock brake system
  • Sport-Kawasaki traction control
  • Kawasaki launch control mode
  • Electronic throttle valves
  • Aluminium twin spar frame
  • Aluminium swingarm
  • High-performance Brembo brakes
  • Cassette type transmission
  • Öhlins Electronic steering damper
  • Bosch Inertia Measuring Unit (IMU)

As reported earlier, the bookings for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R opened last month and the bike is available in limited numbers. The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is priced at INR 13.99 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi and the deliveries will begin in the month of June.