Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2017

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2016 saw a huge revamp for the Kawasaki ZX10R.

Although chassis remains relatively unchanged (except for a of a small increase in swingarm length and an even smaller decrease in rider to headstock length) which would seem sensible considering the huge success that this bike has had at racing levels, the Kawasaki ZX10R for 2017 has seen enormous changes brought directly from the racing development.

The most noticeable is the first introduction of Showa’s “Balance Free Forks” – this is a first for the utilisation of these race level forks on a mass production motorcycle.

These forks are perfectly complimented by the new Brembo M50 brake callipers that along with the Bosch controlled race ABS system offer the Kawasaki ZX10R the best stopping power in the business.

Both engine and gearbox have been subject to further enhancements with a closer ratio gearbox providing blistering acceleration from what is now a 210BHP engine (with RAM Air).

Electronics on the Kawasaki ZX10R have been further advanced with additional rider aids for getting off the mark, acceleration, cornering and stopping.

The installation of the Bosch Inertial measurement unit has allowed for the measurement of movement across 6 axes. Information from this unit is fed to the ECU for the control of both engine and chassis management. Faster processing systems allow for all of these controls to be delivered when required. The traction control system which is now 5 way adjustable has been further refined.

All in all the Kawasaki ZX10R for 2017 is the closest thing to getting on a race superbike that has ever gone in to mass production.

In addition to the superb standard Kawasaki ZX10R, there is also available a KRT Edition and Performance ZX10R model for you to choose from.  

Why not take a look at our Accessorise My Kawasaki page where you can search for and buy genuine Kawasaki accessories for your ZX10R.

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Kawasaki Extended Warranty

We've got it covered.

All new Kawasaki motorcycles and scooters come as standard with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty and 12 months RAC cover.

Warranty Plus

Peace of mind for 4 years

Warranty Plus is an additional 2 year unlimited mileage Kawasaki Factory warranty extension of your original warranty. If it is taken out at the time of purchase of the motorcycle we are able to offer this at the preferential rates shown below giving you 4 years peace of mind.

Warranty Plus is transferrable both on private sale or in the event of a bike being traded in and will therefore enhance the value of your machine at this time.

There are no claims limits, no claims fees, no added paperwork.

Warranty Extension Costs

Scooter
Motorcycles
Up to 850cc
Motorcycles
Over 851cc
£230
£295
£350

Costs are inclusive of VAT of 20%

Please talk to a member of our sales team to organise this cover for you. 01508 471919

Warranty Plus

Kawasaki warrants products with extended warranty to be free of manufacturing defects for an additional 24 months from the expiry date of the original manufacturer's warranty. The following products can be covered for private use* only:

Street-legal Motorcycles**

* Private use - a private user is defined as "any person who is acting for purposes which are not related to his trade, business or profession".

** Street-legal Motorcycles - only models sold as street legal by Kawasaki Motors UK may be covered.

Warranty Terms and Conditions

If, within the extended warranty period, a failure occurs which is determined by Kawasaki to be caused by a manufacturing defect, Kawasaki will, at its discretion, arrange for the repair or replacement of the necessary parts at no cost to the customer. This can be carried out by any authorised Kawasaki Dealer. However, it is recommended that repairs and servicing are done by the original selling dealer who has a full history and knowledge of each product they have sold.

Note the following terms used throughout this document:

  • 'Kawasaki' = Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V.
  • 'Dealer' = Official Kawasaki dealer authorised for the relevant product group.

This warranty contains obligations and exclusions solely on the part of Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and not on the part of any dealer.

Nothing in this document shall be construed as an agency between Kawasaki and any of its authorised dealers or their staff.

Under current EU Consumer Law, customers have certain statutory rights contained within legislation governing the sale of goods to consumers (private users). This warranty does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer.

Please note:

  • This warranty is only available for and only applies to those products officially imported into the European Union (the EU) by Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and sold within the EU by an authorised Kawasaki dealer.
  • This warranty is only valid within European countries, which have official Kawasaki authorised representation for the product(s) concerned.

Warranty Exclusions

Kawasaki will not accept responsibility if, in its sole opinion, the part or parts require repair or replacement as a direct result of:

a) Alteration from standard specification in a manner, which affects the performance, durability or safety of the product or any of its component parts or genuine Kawasaki accessories, e.g.:

  1. The fitting of non-genuine Kawasaki parts or accessories, unless these are recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki;
  2. Modifications or adjustments not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.

b) The use of lubricating oils, fuel or other fluids (including cleaning materials) which are not in accordance with the recommendations contained in the owner's manual.

c) Improper uses, improper repair (this includes fitting of non-genuine or 'pattern' parts), accidental or fire damage and contamination by or submergence in water.

d) Deterioration due to normal wear and tear in service. The warranty does not cover routine service adjustment or normal replacement of service items (such as oils, fluids, spark plugs and filters), or wear and tear items (such as batteries, brake and clutch friction materials, drive chains or belts and tyres, cables and bearings). However, such items are covered if replacement is required as a direct result of a manufacturing or material defect.

e) Any competitive racing or related use.

f) Any damage or consequential damage caused by accident or by owner's or operator's neglect or abuse.

g) Improper storage or deterioration from the elements.

The warranty may not apply if:

i) The periodic maintenance and servicing is not carried out by an authorised Kawasaki dealer at the appropriate intervals specified in the relevant owner's manual. Evidence of this servicing must be produced, if requested, at the time of any warranty claim. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the service record book is kept up to date by the servicing dealer. It is advisable also to keep copies of any service or repair invoices in case the book is lost.

ii) Any problem experienced is not reported to a Kawasaki Dealer within a reasonable time or the motorcycle is not properly inspected by that dealer. The owner should take all possible steps to prevent further damage as soon as any problem is apparent. Any consequential damage that is caused by the continued use of the product after a problem has been identified may not be covered by this warranty.

The warranty covers private use only. The warranty will not apply if the unit is used for any business or commercial purpose.

The following items are not covered:

  • Cables
  • Batteries
  • Bulbs
  • Accessories (Genuine Kawasaki Accessories are warranted for 24 months if registered to the machine by your Dealer)
  • Cosmetic appearance

Breakdown

In the event of a breakdown it is the owner's responsibility to ensure the product is taken to an authorised Kawasaki Dealer for attention. Kawasaki will not be responsible for recovery costs or any other costs associated with the transportation of a product to a Kawasaki Dealer.

Warranty Transfer

The extended warranty plan can be transferred to subsequent private owners of the covered product at no cost. Applications can be made by using the warranty transfer form in the warranty booklet or through any Kawasaki dealer.

Right to Cancel

The plan may be cancelled and a refund made in full at the purchaser's request within 30 days of purchase. An administration fee of £17 will be deducted from the refund.

A refund will also be considered after the start of the extended warranty period in case of theft or total loss due to an accident. In these cases the refund will be made upon the following basis:

  • Deduction of an administration fee of £17.
  • Deduction of any claim amount paid under the extended warranty programme.
  • Deduction of the proportional amount of the plan fee according to the number of months the extended warranty has been running.

This right to cancel is in addition to and does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer. Any refunds will be made by Kawasaki UK after application to and approval by Kawasaki.

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Balance Free Showa Forks

WSB-Developed Balance Free Front Fork - Damping force is generated outside of the main tube (in the Damping Force Chamber). This allows the whole surface of the main piston to act as a pump, pushing oil towards the valves. This arrangement also helps to suppress pressure balance fluctuations (which can cause cavitation) as a result of fork compression and extension.

External Compression Chamber containing pressurised nitrogen gas helps to manage the pressure increases in the Damping Force Chamber, enabling very stable pressure increases, which ensures consistent damping force generation.

Compression and rebound damping are generated (and adjusted) completely independently from one another. This hydraulic circuit design does not generate the pressure balance fluctuations typical of conventional damping systems. This, and concentrating the damping force generation mechanism outside the cylinder, makes it possible to achieve smooth, optimum oil flows.

BFRC Lite Rear Shock

Showa’s new BFRC lite rear shock is a lighter, more compact version of their ealier BFRC shock. The high-spec shock unit offers numerous benefits:

  • Increased ride comfort
  • Increased traction
  • Independently adjustable compression and rebound damping
  • Reduced weight

Horizontal Back-link rear suspension

This rear suspension arrangement offers excellent performance while contributing to mass centralisation. Revised linkage ratios offer a more linear feeling, which makes suspension adjustments easier to feel.

High-performance Brembo Brake System

Dual high-spec Brembo M50 monobloc calipers gripping larger ø330 mm discs, specially prepared radial-pump master cylinder and race-quality steel-braided lines deliver next-level braking performance.

KIBS

Kawasaki developed KIBS to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during hard sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU.

In addition front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analysed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, the large drops in hydraulic pressure seen on standard ABS systems can be avoided. Additionally, the tendency on supersport models for the rear wheel to lift under heavy braking can be suppressed and rear brake controllability can be maintained when downshifting.

The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer.  When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the circuit. 

Power Modes

Power Modes allow available power and throttle response to be selected to suit conditions. On the supersport Ninja ZX-10R, three modes are available: Full, Low (which limits power to about 60% of Full) and Middle mode, which falls between the two.

More than a simply bisecting the Full and Low mode power curves, in Middle mode performance characteristics vary depending on engine speed and throttle position. At less than 50% throttle application, engine performance is essentially the same as in Low mode. However, opening the throttle past 50% allows performance up to that of Full power to be accessed. This advanced engine management system allows mild engine character for normal riding situations, with the option to tap into greater power for a quick burst of acceleration.

Variable Middle Mode offers riders the ability to alter engine performance and delivery by conscious use of throttle control (either for ease of control when riding in the city, or for greater response when the rider calls for quick acceleration). This kind of technology allows supersport machines to be enjoyed in a broader range of situations.

S-KTRC

Kawasaki's original predictive traction control, uses the same base technology as the Kawasaki works machines that competed in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. This technology continually controls the rear wheel slip that occurs when power is applied, ensuring optimal acceleration. In general, maximum forward drive requires a certain amount of slip (usually between 20-30% slip ratio, i.e. the rear wheel is turning 20-30% faster than the front). To ensure the most effective transfer of power to the tarmac, S-KTRC monitors the slip ratio in real time, and governs engine power delivery to optimise rear wheel traction.

S-KTRC monitors a number of parameters, including front and rear wheel speed, engine rpm and throttle position. Conditions are confirmed every 5 milliseconds, at which time the system looks at each of the parameters as well has how much they are changing (i.e. their rate of change). This unique Kawasaki method makes it possible to interpolate and predict how the bike will behave in the next instant.

Unlike 1-mode KTRC, which cuts power as soon as rear slip is detected to allow rear traction to be regained, S-KTRC uses minimal power drops to ensure the slip ratio for optimal traction is maintained. Because its goal is to maximise acceleration, as long as sufficient forward motion is observed, this sport riding system will allow power wheelies as the bike comes out of corners.

IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit

IMU means Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness. The strength of Kawasaki’s cutting-edge electronics has always been the highly sophisticated programming that, using minimal hardware, gives the ECU an accurate real-time picture of what the chassis is doing. Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program makes skillful use of the magic formula tyre model as it examines changes in multiple parameters, enabling it to take into account changing road and tyre conditions. 

The addition of an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables inertia along 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured.  The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU. This additional feedback contributes to an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, enabling even more precise management for control at the limit.

With the addition of the IMU and the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modelling software, Kawasaki’s electronic engine and chassis management technology takes the step to the next level – changing from setting-type and reaction-type systems to feedback-type systems – to deliver even greater levels of riding excitement.

Cornering Management Function

Feedback from the IMU enables the addition of a new function. The new cornering management function uses KIBS and S-KTRC to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.

Electronic Steering Damper

Specially developed Öhlins electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on vehicle speed and degree of acceleration or deceleration. Revised settings were optimised for the racetrack and winding roads.

Electronic Throttle Valves

Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine.  Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output.  The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions.
 
Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Cruise Control. 

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency.  However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced.
While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

Engine - 4-stroke In-line Four

All-new in 2011, the Ninja ZX-10R’s engine balanced stunning power with manageability, and facilitated getting back on the gas by moving peak torque higher up in the rpm range. The new engine maintains this essential character, but offers a stronger low-mid range for increased acceleration coming out of corners.
The engine is also more responsive, spinning up more quickly thanks to a crankshaft with a lower moment of inertia – something that benefits both acceleration and deceleration, as well as cornering performance.

Numerous other changes based on feedback from Kawasaki’s World Superbike factory race machine as well as ongoing development research contribute to increased power, ensuring that the engine’s peak power output was maintained while stricter Euro 4 emissions
regulations were cleared.

Titanium exhaust

Heat-resistant titanium header pipes and silencer contribute to performance, long-lasting durability, light weight and mass centralisation.

General Specification

InstrumentsLCD display
Warranty2 years unlimited mileage. 12 months RAC included.
Service Interval4000 Miles/Annual
Valve Clearance15,000 Miles

Chassis

FrameTwin spar, cast aluminium
Wheelbase1,440 mm
Rake25o
Trail107 mm
Front Suspensionø43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Front Wheel17"
Front Wheel Travel120 mm
Front BrakeDual semi-floating ø330 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Front Tyre120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear SuspensionHorizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gascharged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Rear Wheel Travel114 mm
Rear BrakeSingle ø220 mm disc. Caliper: Single-bore pin-slide, aluminium piston
Rear Wheel17"
Rear Tyre190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Fuel Capacity17 Litres
Dry Weightn/a
Seat Height835 mm
Max Height2,090 x 740 x 1,145 mm (L x W x H)
Max Length2,090 x 740 x 1,145 mm (L x W x H)

Engine

TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement998 cm3
Bore and Stroke76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Power154.4 kW {210 PS} / 13,000 min with Ram Air
Torque113.5 N.m {11.6 kgf.m} / 11,500 min
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Exhaust4-1
EmissionsCO2 162 g/km - Euro 4
Gearbox6-speed, return
Ratio1=(39/15), 2= (31/14), 3= (35/18), 4=(31/18), 5=(31/20), 6=(32/23).
Primary Drive1.681 (79/47)
Final DriveChain
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
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Example Finance Plan

This is an example of Kawasaki K-Options Subsidised PCP (Personal Contract Plan) Finance at 5.9% APR. 

Guaranteed future value is based on mileage of 4000 miles per year. Give us a call to discuss figures that suit your requirements, alternatively calculate your own figures using the Kawasaki Finance Calculator 

Plan Name4KPA
Cash Price£14,286.00
Deposit£3,050.77
Total Credit£11,235.23
Purchase Fee£10.00
Credit Facilty Fee£0.00
Total Payable£15,887.77
Initial Payment£0.00
Monthly Payments£169.00
Optional Final Payment£6,753.00
Agreement Duration37 months
Representative APR5.90%
Interest Rate5.71%
Valid From2017-01-01
Valid To2017-09-30

Repayments can be varied dependent on term of loan or deposit.

Please call to discuss your requirements on 01508 471919.

Seastar Superbikes at registered address The Garage, Ipswich Road, Newton Flotman, Norwich, Norfolk. NR15 1PN is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 665750. All finance is subject to status and income and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is only available through Manufacturers Finance schemes which are a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures are applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative example based on annual mileage shown above. With a Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the motorcycle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply – in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle or (3) Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders to assist with your purchase, who may pay us an introduction fee. Guaranteed future values (Optional Final Payment) may vary from month to month. Figures shown are for guidance only. Please call us for a fixed quotation.

 Get a FREE Akrapovice Exhaust Can with a New Kawasaki ZX10R 

This offer is valid from 7th July to 30th September 2017 on any Kawasaki ZX10R purchased and road registered in that period. 

Retail for this Akrapovic Exhaust should be £791.95 - What a saving !!!

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