2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition Guide

2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition

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2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition: FACE YOURSELF.

Introducing the 2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition…

You can beat all opponents, but there is always a challenge you still have to face, the one within yourself. For those like you who rise to any challenge, we have developed the bike that a true champion deserves. The new Ninja ZX-10R & Ninja ZX-10RR have what it takes to win: all new aerodynamic body with integrated winglets, small & light LED headlights, TFT colour instrumentation, and Smartphone connectivity plus updates derived from Kawasaki Racing Team World Superbike expertise. Now that you have the definitive race focused Ninja, Face Yourself.

The Ninja ZX-10R has carried its riders to multiple World Superbike titles and brings that championshipwinning performance to consumers with a high-performance package that allows a wide range of riders to experience the thrill of exploring their limits on the track. The Ninja ZX-10R provides a high level of circuit potential with agrressive styling featuring integrated winglets.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R supersport was all-new in 2021, and for 2022, it continues to set the bar high in the pinnacle of road racing around the globe with unmatched success on the racetrack, including carrying Kawasaki to seven FIM Superbike World Championships (WorldSBK) since 2013. The Ninja ZX-10R has a 998cc in-line four-cylinder 16-valve engine that balances power with manageability and its paired with the latest and most advanced electronics such as Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Bosch IMU, Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control (S-KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper and Power Modes. An aluminum twin-spar frame, Showa Balance Free Front Fork (BFF), and horizontal back-link rear suspension with a Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock have been developed with technology straight from Kawasaki’s World Superbike factory racers and contribute to the Ninja ZX-10R’s cornering performance and light handling. The high-grade TFT (thin film transistor) color instrumentation with smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP* and electronic cruise control further add to the high-grade appearance and convenience. The next-generation bodywork and styling with integrated winglets were designed with aerodynamic performance in mind and offer improved drag resistance and an increase in downforce, while its recently introduced air-cooled oil cooler increases cooling and boosts engine performance.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • EXCLUSIVE KRT COLOURS AND GRAPHICS
  • TFT COLOUR INSTRUMENTATION WITH SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY
  • SLEEK BODYWORK WITH INTEGRATED WINGLETS
  • CRUISE CONTROL
  • TFT INSTRUMENTATION WITH RIDEOLOGY SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY
  • FINGER FOLLOWER VALVE ACTUATION
  • KAWASAKI PROPRIETARY DYNAMIC MODELING SOFTWARE INTERPRETS IMU AND OTHER SENSOR READINGS FOR QUICKER LAP TIMES ON THE TRACK
  • SPORT-KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL (S-KTRC)
  • SHOWA BALANCE FREE SUSPENSION COMPONENTS
  • HIGH-OUTPUT ENGINE WITH LINEAR POWER DELIVERY
  • HIGH-SPEC BREMBO BRAKE SYSTEM
  • AVAILABLE WITH KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (KIBS)

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE ON THE TRACK AND STREET

The Kawasaki 2022 line of supersport motorcycles returns stronger than ever with the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R models bringing race-winning performance to the track and street.

 

 

 

2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider’s control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an “ECO” mark appears on the instrument panel’s LCD screen. By riding so that the “ECO” mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced.

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the “ECO” mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.

 

 

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES

Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions.

Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.

The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the track.

 

KCMF (KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION)

Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modeling software and feedback from a compact IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that gives an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner. The systems that KCMF oversees vary by model, but may include:
• S-KTRC/KTRC (including traction management and wheel lift management)
• KLCM (including traction management and wheel lift management)
– Designed to optimize acceleration from a stop
• KIBS (including pitching management and corner braking management)
• Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

 

 

KLCM (KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE)

Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.

 

KQS (KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER)

Designed to help riders maximize their acceleration on the track by enabling clutchless upshifts with the throttle fully open, KQS detects that the shift lever has been actuated and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged without having to use the clutch. On models that offer clutchless downshifts, during deceleration the system automatically controls engine speed so that the next lower gear can be selected without operating the clutch.

 

POWER MODES

Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.

 

S-KTRC (SPORT-KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL)

S-KTRC, Kawasaki’s original predictive traction control, uses the same base technology as Kawasaki works machines. Designed to maximize acceleration, it allows riding at the edge of traction on the track. This technology continually controls the rear wheel slip that occurs when power is applied, ensuring optimal acceleration. In general, maximum forward drive requires a certain amount of slip. To ensure the most effective transfer of power to the tarmac, S-KTRC monitors the slip ratio in real time, and governs engine power delivery to optimize rear wheel traction.

S-KTRC monitors a number of parameters, including front and rear wheel speed (slip), engine rpm, throttle position and acceleration. Conditions are confirmed every five milliseconds, at which time the system looks at each of the parameters as well has how much they are changing (i.e. their rate of change). This unique Kawasaki method makes it possible to make interpolations and precisely calibrate engine output to suit traction conditions. By acting before slippage exceeds the limits of traction, drops in power can be minimized, resulting in ultra-smooth operation.

Because the sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly. It also automatically adjusts for tire wear, different tire profiles, high-grip tires, and numerous other factors that setting-type systems treat as fixed parameters. Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.

 

Smartphone Connectivity

Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.

Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

 

HORIZONTAL BACK-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

Compared to the Kawasaki traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. The original Kawasaki suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike’s center of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralization. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the center of the bike, further contributing to mass centralization. The result is greatly improved handling.

A secondary benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more consistent.

The strength of Kawasaki’s cutting-edge electronics has always been the highly sophisticated programming that, using minimal hardware, gives the ECU an accurate real-time picture of what the chassis is doing. Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling program makes skillful use of the magic formula tire model as it examines changes in multiple parameters, enabling it to take into account changing road and tire conditions.

The addition of an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables inertia along 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki original software. This additional feedback contributes to an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, enabling even more precise management for control at the limit.

IMU-ENHANCED CHASSIS ORIENTATION AWARENESS

With the addition of the IMU and the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modeling software, Kawasaki’s electronic engine and chassis management technology takes the step to the next level – changing from setting-type and reaction-type systems to feedback-type systems – to deliver even greater levels of riding excitement.

 

KIBS (KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM)

Kawasaki developed KIBS to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU.

In addition to front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analyzed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, hydraulic pressure is modulated in much smaller increments than with standard ABS systems. The system limits rear wheel lift under heavy braking and takes downshifting into account while braking, allowing the rider to manage the rear brake. And because of the finer control, kickback to the brake lever is minimal, resulting in a very natural feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $20899 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 4-Stroke, 4-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4 Valve Cylinder Head
Displacement 998 cc
Bore & Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Maximum Torque 83.9 lb.-ft @ 11,300 rpm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Injection DFI® with Mikuni 47mm Throttle Bodies (4)
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission 6-Speed
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Rake/Trail 25° / 4.1 in.
Front Wheel Travel 4.7 in.
Rear Wheel Travel 4.5 in.
Front Tire Size 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size 190/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 57.1 in.
Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork with Adjustable
Preload, Stepless Rebound and Compression Damping
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-Link with Adjustable Preload,
Stepless Rebound and Dual-Stage Compression Damping
Front Brake Type Dual Floating 330mm Discs with
4-Piston Radial-Mount Calipers, Available KIBS
Rear Brake Type Single 220mm Disc, Available KIBS
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 gal.
Seat Height 32.9 in.
Curb Weight 456.4 lb. (ABS); 452.0 lb. (non-ABS)
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
(Specifications subject to change without notice.)
= Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
When equipped, 50-state models with evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 pounds.
(KP) = See Kaw-Pedia section for more details.* = Changes from previous model year.

 

 

 

2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

POWER
Engine 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve in-line four
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with air-cooled oil cooler
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

PERFORMANCE
Frame Twin spar, cast aluminum
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø43 mm inverted fork (BFF) with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs / 120 mm (4.7 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link, BFRC lite gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring / 115 mm (4.5 in)
Rake / Trail 25.0° / 105 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 27° / 27°
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating ø330 mm Brembo discs with radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake ø220 mm disc with single-bore pin-slide caliper

DETAILS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,085 x 750 x 1,185 mm (82.1 x 29.5 x 46.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,450 mm (57.1 in)
Road Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Seat Height 835 mm (32.9 in)
Curb Mass** 207 kg (456 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres
Instrumentation Race-style shift lamp + full-colour TFT screen with digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, throttle application, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, volume of fuel consumed, low fuel indicator, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, call/mail indicators, and Economical Riding Indicator
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

 

 

 

2022 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Displacement 998 cm³
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Gear Performance & Transmission
Maximum torque 114.9 N•m {11.7 kgf•m} / 11,400 rpm
Maximum power 149.3 kW {203 PS} / 13,200 rpm
Maximum power with RAM Air 156.8 kW {213 PS} / 13,200 rpm
Fuel consumption 6 l/100 km
CO2 emission 140 g/km
Transmission 6-speed, return, cassette
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear Ratios 2nd 2.158 (41/19)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.882 (32/17)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.650 (33/20)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.476 (31/21)
Gear Ratios 6th 1.304 (30/23)
Final drive Sealed chain
Final reduction ratio 2.412 (41/17)
Suspensions Brakes & Suspension
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm disc. Caliper: Single piston
Suspension, front 43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs.
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Dimensions Frame & Dimensions
Frame type Twin spar, cast aluminium
Trail 105 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 115 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Steering angle L/R 27° / 27°
L x W x H 2,085 x 750 x 1,185 mm
Wheelbase 1,450 mm
Ground clearance 135 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 835 mm
Curb mass 207 kg

 

 

 

 

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