The ZX-10R SE (special edition) modernises the ZX-10R and offers an extremely versatile option to road riders for a premium price tag. Is this the ultimate street sportsbike? Video review: Jeff Ware

Back in 2016 we were among the first in the world to test the all-new ZX-10R thanks to Kawasaki Motors Australia letting us loose on the bike at Wakefield Park, NSW. Check it out…

The ZX-10R SE is a track day dream ride. It does it all with the push of a button an is easy to ride fast without tiring you out.

The ZX-10R SE is a track day dream . It does it all with the push of a button an is easy to ride fast without tiring you out.

We then did a road test the following month¬†– Review: 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Road Test. Our latest ZX-10R test was on this the now on showroom floors SE version, which we spent some time riding recently. First up, here is our video review. Full written test will be up later this month…


2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE Specifications

PRICE: From $32,350 Ride Away 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 kilometer
COLOURS:  Metallic Flat Spark Black with Metallic Matte Graphite Gray, Livery includes 3D Ninja logos, technical graphics and Kawasaki lime green highlights.

CLAIMED POWER: 147.1kW[200hp]@13000rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE: 113.5Nm[83.8ft-lbs]11500rpm

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: 107mm

SUSPENSION: 43mm Showa BFF fork KECS, external compression chamber, compression, rebound, preload adjustable, Showa BFRC KECS lite shock, compression, rebound, preload adjustable, horizontal Back-link

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: Three-spoke cast aluminium, 120/70 – 17 58W, 190/55 – 17 75W

Wheelbase: 1440mm
Seat height: 835mm
Overall length: 2090mm
Overall width: 740mm

INSTRUMENTS: Digital multifunction display


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