Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE 2018

ZX10R SE - Gets even closer...

Positioned between the base ZX-10R and the homologation RR version, The new ZX10R SE gets two key new electronics upgrades to help it take the fight to its well known competitors. The first is the addition of an all-new Showa developed electronic suspension system, the first to be seen on a Kawasaki.

Developed with Showa, the new Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) adds semi-active electronic damping to the SE’s armoury. The system adapts to all riding conditions, providing the ideal amount of damping, which is adjusted electronically to suit vehicle speed and suspension stroke to suit either road of track riding.

The second is the arrival of a bi-directional quickshifter, allowing smooth seamless up and down shifts. It also benefits from new 7-spoke Marchesini forged wheels, which are so much lighter than the wheels in the standard bike, for improved agility, acceleration, and braking.

The Ninja ZX-10R SE is equipped with three rider-selectable modes: Road, Track and Manual. The first two modes offer softer or stiffer base settings, whereas the manual mode allows the rider to tweak the basic settings of compression damping and extension..  

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Kawasaki Extended Warranty

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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%

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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.

See all of the features on the ZX10R SE

Settings

Settings

Riders can choose from three modes: Road, Track, and Manual. Road and Track modes provide softer or firmer base settings to suit streetriding or circuit riding, respectively. Manual mode allows riders to tailor the rebound and compression damping base settings to suit preference and/or riding style. The manual settings (15 levels each) are selected electronically via the instrument panel. In all three modes, KECS adjusts damping for vehicle speed, stroke speed and deceleration.

Marchesini Forged Wheels

Marchesini Forged Wheels

7-spoke multi- directional forged aluminium wheels jointly developed with Marchesini contribute to lighter handling – especially when changing direction.

KQS

KQS

Kawasaki Quick Shifter, Dual-direction KQS system allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts, facilitating circuit riding. (On the standard model, clutchless downshifts are only possible with the race kit ECU.)

Designed for effective sport riding, KQS can also be used on the street at rpm above 2,500 min-1.
 

Electronic Suspension

Electronic Suspension

Jointly developed with Showa, KECS adds electronically controlled damping to the high-spec Balance Free Front Fork and BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion) rear shock equipped on the Ninja ZX-10R. The semiactive system adapts to road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for. Combining advanced, race-developed mechanical components with the latest electronic control technology, KECS offers both the suppleness to handle a wide range of street riding situations, and the firm damping needed for circuit riding. The tyres feel planted, delivering confidence when cornering.

1 millisecond

1 millisecond

Control is via a solenoid valve with direct (single-stage) actuation. This results in extremely quick reaction time: 1 millisecond – much quicker than systems that rely on step-motors, or those that use pilot valves (two-stage actuation), which slow the system’s responsiveness. The quick reaction time makes KECS ideal for supersport applications, where natural feeling is crucial to feeling at one with the bike.

KECS ECU

KECS ECU

Built-in stroke sensors on both the fork and rear shock – a feature unique to the Ninja ZX-10R SE – provide real-time stroke speed and compression information. The sensor coils provide input to the KECS ECU every 1 ms. This is complemented by information provided by the IMU (acceleration/deceleration) every 10 ms, and the FI ECU (vehicle speed) every 10 ms. The KECS ECU then directs current to the solenoids to adjust damping as required by the situation.

Electronic steering damper

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

Electronic throttle valves

Electronic throttle valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine. The system also enables more precise control of S-KTRC, as well as implementation of systems like KLCM and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control.

Swingarm with optimised rigidity

Swingarm with optimised rigidity

Designed using Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis and a from-the-outside-in approach, swingarm with optimised rigidity contributes to nimbler handling

Aluminium twin-spar frame

Aluminium twin-spar frame

Revised geometry care of a steering head moved closer to the rider, and a longer swingarm put more weight on the front for increased corner entry stability and confidence on the circuit.

Bosch IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit)

Bosch IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit)

Compact IMU operates in 6 DOF (degrees of freedom): 5 measured + 1 calculated. Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

Titanium exhaust

Titanium exhaust

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

Track-focused 998 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four

Track-focused 998 cm3 liquid-cooled, 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. 
 

Cassette transmission

Cassette transmission

Race-style cassette transmission facilitates gear ratio changes to suit track conditions. The “cassette” is located high enough that it can be accessed without having the engine oil drain out.

Aerodynamic bodywork

Aerodynamic bodywork

Larger upper cowl cuts through the air more efficiently, and offers the rider greater wind protection, making it easier to shift position for corner entry when riding on the track.

High-performance Brembo Brake System

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.

Cornering management function

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.

High-visibility instrumentation

High-visibility instrumentation

The centrepiece of the Ninja ZX-10R’s instrument panel is the highly visibly LED-backlit bar-graph tachometer.

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 Suspension43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, 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 gas-charged shock and top-out spring. Compression damping: Stepless, dual-range (high/low-speed). Rebound damping: Stepless. Spring preload: Fully adjustable
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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