The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10r To Be More WSBK Inspired.

The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10r will debut this year at a special press event in Catalunya, scheduled for October. The bike will come with subtle cosmetic upgrades along with WSBK inspired mechanical inputs.

2016 Ninja ZX-10r first pic 2016 kawasaki zx10r Tom Sykes

Kawasaki has been doing very well in the 2015 season of the Superbike World Championships and is currently at the top of the manufacturer’s list with 475 points. Their riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes are placed first and third in the riders championship with 452 and 295 points respectively. Kawasaki would definitely be hoping to capitalize on their good run this year, and has already confirmed that the new bike will have a direct link to the WSBK machines.

According to Kawasaki, The changes on the new motorcycle will be concentrated on engineering and performance improvement and not cosmetic. However subtle changes to the cowling will be provided. New brake and suspension components, increased rider aids, improvement in chassis and engine performance are some things to look forward to on the 2016 version.

Kawasaki ZX-10r 2016

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On talking about the upcoming 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10r, Yoshimoto Matsuda ,Project Leader for KHI said :

This is not a ‘clean sheet’ design as the current Ninja ZX-10R is such a good base to develop from, With the new model we have focussed our development resources on an overall engineering and performance improvement. We are proud of the result; it means a significant advance in terms of both chassis and engine performance as well as providing the platform to introduce new, state of the art rider aids and other technology,”

2016 kawasaki zx10r Jonathan Rea wsbk

He added that the KHI development team has taken inputs from the Kawasaki Racing Team and its riders,to develop what they feel is the most competitive and potent Ninja ZX-10R yet.

“A motorcycle equally at home on the race track or as a highly responsive daily riding road machine.”

Stay tuned for more news and updates!

 

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