New Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2008 Released
Kawasaki has decided to give its ZX-10 R a major upgrade with heavily-modified engine, revised chassis and altered cosmetics.
For the 2008 Kawasaki engineers wanted a highly communicative package that would enhance the two-way dialog between rider and machine that professional racers require to ride at the highest level.
That meant the chassis had to deliver a high level of feedback while being highly responsive to rider input – and all this in stock form. A tall order. But, having worked on every litre- and mid-class supersport model since the 2003 Ninja ZX-6R/6RR, not to mention their direct involvement with Kawasaki’s factory superbike efforts, one the dedicated design and engineering team were in a unique position to deliver.
ULTRA-HIGH FEEDBACK CHASSIS
Chassis updates contribute to improved handling, but the biggest changes revolve around increased feedback to the rider, providing communication essential for riding at the highest level.
To optimise the 10R’s performance for the track, the new engine has been tuned for even greater high-rpm performance without reducing the engine’s impressive low and mid-range torque. In addition, throttle response was improved by installing secondary fuel injectors, using oval throttle bodies and reshaping the intake ports. These changes give the new engine a performance potential very similar to Kawasaki’s factory superbike racing machines, making it essentially a race-ready engine.
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