New Ninja ZX-10R to be launched next month
The new Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-R is to be launched in Barcelona next month, the company have confirmed. The bike is said to be 'World Superbike-influenced' evidently with the hopes of keeping the bike competitive in the championship.
The 2016 livery is said to be an improvement on the previous model, rather than a complete remodel. The bike is said to have subtle changes most likely focussing on the suspension and brakes, both being upgraded and a 'premium-grade braking system' as an extra addition. The electronics package will also be updated to ensure that it is as progressive as the other bikes that line the World Superbike grid.
Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes have demonstrated that the bike is competitive on the world's stage, however when it comes to the road bike certain areas have lagged behind its competitors in recent years, possibly due to the company concentrating on other areas of their vast collection of varied bikes, as well as their flagship H2R, of course. It has meant that with such bikes as the BMW and Yamaha roaring onto the market with their upgraded electronics, brakes and suspension packages, the ZX-10R has lagged behind.
The Kawasaki press release said: "A dominant force in the World Superbike Championship. Kawasaki is set to continue the development of the highly successful road going Ninja ZX-10R concept with the imminent unveiling of a new model featuring a host of updates influenced by the Kawasaki Racing Team.
"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."
With the success we have seen in the WSBK class it will be interesting to see what the new Ninja ZX-10R has to offer, we can't wait to check it out!
10.09.2015 - MCE Insurance