The 2023 Ninja ZX-10R is available now in two new liveries – Lime Green/Ebony and Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Diablo Black – for a retail price of $26,740 + ORC. Check it out...

The Ninja ZX-10R carries the superbike halo for the Kawasaki brand for good reason: it’s been a multiple award-winning and World Superbike Championship-winning machine since it was first released in 2004. The 2023 version Ninja ZX-10R is now on sale in two new liveries…

The 2023 model carries the same performance-pushing DNA as the very first model but is more potent than ever thanks to a meticulous program of refinements and updates.

The 998cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine with close-ratio-gearbox has been a mainstay of the Ninja ZX-10R since its inception, and produces 149.3kW (203hp) of power at 13,200rpm and 114.9Nm of torque at 11,400rpm.

149.3kW (203hp) of power at 13,200rpm and 114.9Nm of torque at 11,400rpm .

Standard model is producing 149.3kW (203hp) of power at 13,200rpm and 114.9Nm of torque at 11,400rpm .

Kawasaki say the same type of performance which has seen the Ninja ZX-10R win seven of the last nine World Superbike Championship titles, including a phenomenal six in a row from factory gun Jonathan Rea from 2015-2020 remains for 2023.

State-of-the-art machining technology is used in the design of the intake ports on the Ninja ZX-10R to promote smoother flow and a greater volume of fuel-air mixture, while other key engine features include an electronic throttle, slipper clutch, finger-follower valve actuation for a higher rev limit and more aggressive cam profiles, titanium valves and an air-cooled oil cooler. The performance, cooling and emissions measures are all the mainstays of the Ninja ZX-10R’s Euro5 compliance.

Check out our 2021/22 Kawasaki ZX-10R review here

The Ninja ZX-10R is supported by a sophisticated IMU-enhanced electronics package with traction control, an Ohlins steering damper, cornering ABS, launch control and a bi-directional quick-shifter. Integrated riding modes and electronic cruise control are just the ticket for road riding, as well as the full-colour TFT instrument screen with smartphone connectivity.

Performance winglets are now vital parts of the styling package, incorporating downforce and aerodynamic properties. A steeper windshield adds an extra aerodynamic element, ideal for both the road and track.

The twin-spar aluminium frame, sharp geometry, high-grade fully adjustable SHOWA suspension and lightweight three-spoke wheels help to deliver superb stability, handling, and millimetre-precision cornering, with stopping expertise the best in the business thanks to Brembo M50 monobloc four-piston calipers.

Accessories include heated grips, a solo seat, engine guards, a frame slider set, scratch-resistant film for the TFT screen and bike covers. Check them out here – Shop Kawasaki.

The 2023 Ninja ZX-10R is available in two new striking liveries – Lime Green/Ebony and Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Diablo Black – retailing at a manufacturer’s recommended retail price of $26,740 plus on-road costs.

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2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Specifications

Price: From $26,740 + ORC See Kawasaki website for on-road cost at your postcode (link)
Click ‘How Much?’ tab to get your personalised On-Road cost (includes CTP, rego etc)
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Lime Green/Ebony and Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Diablo Black
Service: 1k then every 12k, valve clearance & spark plugs every 24k
Claimed power: 149.3kW[203hp]@13200rpm (213hp with ram air)
Claimed torque: 114.9Nm[85ft-lbs]11400rpm
Wet weight: 207kg
Fuel consumption (measured over 500km): 6.2L/100km
Fuel capacity: 17L

Engine: Liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder, four-stroke, 16-valve, DOHC, 998cc, 13.0:1 compression, 76 x 55mm bore x stroke, four dual injection 47mm injectors, electronic throttle valves, S-KTRC, Ride Modes, KEBC, KLCM, KQS Gearbox: Six speed, cassette style Clutch: Wet, multi-disc back-torque limiting clutch.

Chassis: Cast aluminium twin spar frame, aluminium swingarm, Rake: 25, Trail: 106.7mm
Suspension: 43mm Showa BFF forks, external compression chamber, compression, rebound, preload adjustable, 120mm travel, Showa BFRC lite shock, compression, rebound, preload adjustable, horizontal Back-link, 115mm travel.
Brakes: (KIBS) Dual 330mm semi-floating Brembo front rotors, Brembo radial Monobloc four-piston M50 calipers, Brembo master-cylinder, 220mm rear rotor, Nissin single-bore pin-slide caliper
Wheels & Tyres: Gravity cast 3-spoke, 120/70 – 17, 190/55 – 17 Bridgestone RS11 Battlax Racing Street tyres, Ohlins electronic steering damper,

Wheelbase: 1450mm
Ground clearance: 135mm
Seat height: 835mm
Overall length: 2085mm
Overall width: 750mm
Overall height: 1185mm

Instruments & Equipment: 4.3in TFT display, Power Modes, S-KTRC (Sport Kawasaki TRaction Control), KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter), 6 axis IMU, KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), electronic steering damper, (ECC) Cruise Control, (ERI) Economical Riding Indicator, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control), EBC (Engine Brake Control), BT connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

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