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    Default New 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R

    The 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R has been released. Heavily revised with an electronic package to match the Panigale and R1M


    Briefly:
    Kawasaki released teaser images a month ago, saying that for 2016 the ZX-10R would be getting some updates, but the 2016 incarnation has been comprehensively reworked and now includes:

    • A heavily revised engine featuring a revised cylinder head, titanium exhaust system, electronic throttle valves and lighter internals
    • New electronics including an inertial measurement unit, traction control, launch control, ABS, engine braking control and a quick shifter
    • A revised frame and swingarm
    • Brand new Showa gas forks
    • Ohlins electronic steering damper
    • Brembo brakes


    Read more: New Kawasaki ZX-10R

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    Smile Re: New 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R

    News Approved.

    A little on the electronic package:-

    "The electronics package include a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit, with five axis measurements in the Bosch IMU and the sixth axis using a unique programme thats stored in the Kawasaki ECU. Yamaha has introduced IMU in its R1 for 2015. Besides the IMU, the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R gets launch control, traction control, engine power mode selection and brake management system that allows the rider to brake while hitting the apex."

    "The engine gets a new, lighter crankshaft with 20 per cent less inertia than the engine in the present ZX-10R. Kawasaki claims a boost in the mid-range without any effect to the 200PS peak power output. The new Ninja ZX-10R is also Euro 4 compliant."


    Now, will it be enough, to stop the crossplane crankshaft equipped R1M from running away with it, specially with less talented riders on board both the bikes? Only Time can tell.






    Info Credits: Kawasaki Unveils The 2016 Ninja ZX-10R - Overdrive
    Image Credits: NDTV.

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    Default Kawasaki unveiled ZX-10R 2016: xBhp News

    Kawasaki has introduced the ZX-10R with heavy updates. The 2016 ZX-10R features a whole host of upgrades, including new engine, chassis, suspension and a revised electronics.

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    A heavily revised engine featuring a revised cylinder head, titanium exhaust system, electronic throttle valves and lighter internals
    New electronics including an inertial measurement unit, traction control, launch control, ABS, engine braking control and a quick shifter
    A revised frame and swing arm
    Brand new Showa gas forks
    Ohlins electronic steering damper
    Brembo brakes

    On paper the new ZX-10r makes the same 200hp power as the current bike although that figure climbs to 210hp with ram air. Its ekrb mass is 206kg, which is 5kg heavier than the current model.

    Engine
    The engine has undergone a major reworking. The cylinder head intake ports have been machined at an angle to create a straighter path for air entering the combustion chamber, which has been reshaped to improve efficiency. The exhaust ports are now polished and have been made straighter and wider, while the titanium exhaust valves have widened by 1.1mm to 25.5mm. The intake valves are also made from titanium and the cam profiles have been changed to provide increased power at high revs.

    The combustion chamber has been revised, which Kawasaki says contributes to improved intake and exhaust efficiency. The pistons have been made shorter, down from 39.2mm to 37.7mm, and theyre a claimed 5g lighter too, with revised crowns.

    Kawasaki claims the ZX-10's new electronic throttle valves result in ideal fuelling and engine output, as well as helping to keep down emissions from the Euro4 compliant engine. Kawasaki also says the system allows more precise control of the traction control and is what allows implementation of bike's new launch and engine braking control systems.

    The crank has a claimed 20% lower moment of inertia meaning it requires less energy to spin up and down. Kawasaki says the revised crank is one of the most significant changes and has been brought about with feedback from its World Superbike team. It's claimed to benefit the bikes claimed improved acceleration and deceleration along with its cornering ability.

    Other changes to the engine include thicker cylinder walls, a revised cooling system, the intake funnels have been reshaped and at 10 litres, the airbox has grown by two litres.

    The exhaust system has received Kawasakis attention too - the systems gets hydro formed header collectors, titanium header pipes and a larger but claimed lighter titanium alloy silencer, which thanks to its shape, manages to look slightly less bulbous than the silencer on the current bike.

    The gearbox has been given closer ratios for second to sixth gears, which Kawasaki says it also worked on to give the 2016 ZX-10 improved mid-low range acceleration, along with improved stability when downshifting. Certain gears have been given a dry film lubricant coating to reduce friction and improved shifting performance. The new bike also has a race-style cassette transmission located high enough that if owners want to change ratios to suit different tracks or conditions, they can access the cassette without having to drain the oil.

    Electronics

    The ZX-10R's electronics have been brought in to line with the kind of technology on the Yamaha R1, Ducati 1299 Panigale S and Aprilia RSV4 RF. As well as a new 32-bit ECU, the 2016 ZX-10R has been given a Bosch inertial measurement unit (IMU) that carries some of Kawasakis own software to measure across 6 axes of movement. The IMU talks to the other electronic systems in the bike, so the 10Rs traction control system is given more information about the bikes behaviour and feeds back to the IMU
    Kawasaki say the new IMU interacts with the ABS, but it's not clear whether it's got a full-on cornering ABS system or something more like the Unified Brake System on the R1.

    The traction control system, (called S-KTRC Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control) has five modes instead of the three on the current bike. Kawasaki says the traction control system can distinguish between torque wheelies, which are smooth, and which itll allow, and sudden wheelies, which will trigger system intervention depending on what mode its in.

    Its got three-mode launch control too, along with Kawasakis KIBS ABS systems which owners will be able to deactivate with a dongle from Kawasaki. Engine braking can be controlled with the engine braking control system, and is designed to offer riders the amount of engine braking they prefer.

    The new ZX-10 will come with a quick shifter as standard, which will allow clutchless downshifts with a race kit ECU.
    Finally, the bike gets an Ohlins electronic steering damper, which Kawasaki says has been optimized for the racetrack and winding roads, to match the characteristic bike.

    Chassis, suspension and brakes

    There have been no radical frame chances - it still uses an aluminium twin spar frame, but the head tube has been moved 7.5mm closer to the rider to put more weight over the front wheel. The swingarm is also new and its grown in length by 15.8mm. Kawasaki says it used computer modelling to increase torsional and lateral rigidity, which it claims contributes to the bikes improved handling without adding too much weight.

    Kawasakis race kit parts also give the chassis some adjustability and a set of reversible offset collars will allows the steering stem to be adjusted by +/- 4mm from the standard position. Another set of reversible collars will allow the swingarm pivot position to be adjusted by +/- 2mm up or down from centre.

    The Showa Balance Free front suspension is brand new and Kawasaki says it was developed with Showa in World Superbikes. This new gas fork makes its mass production debut on 2016 ZX-10R. It uses a Damping Force Chamber to generate damping force outside of the main fork tubes, has an external compression chamber filled with pressurized nitrogen gas to manage pressure increases in the damping force chamber and compression and rebound damping are generated and adjusted independently from one another. Kawasaki claims the improved damping force responsiveness offered by the new Showa fork results in superb traction and absortion performance.

    Theres a Showa shock in the rear too the BFRC lite, which is a more compact version of the firm's earlier BFRC unit. Like the forks, it has an external damping force chamber.

    For 2016, the ZX-10 gets a Brembo brake system that, so says Kawasaki, is very similar to the one on the Ninja H2R. At the front are a pair of 330mm semi-floating discs, gripped by Brembo M50 4-pot monobloc calipers. Kawasaki says the front master cylinder and reservoir received extra attention before being shipped to Kawasaki with each part being examined and adjusted to remove ineffective stroke. At the rear, theres a 220mm disc and single piston caliper and both front and rear brakes get braided steel lines.

    Styling and instrumentation

    The bodywork has been given some attention too, although it's not a radical departure from the ZX-10s current styling. The main change being is a restyled, fuller front fairing. The seat unit is also wider and more voluptuous and the tail light design has been changed to make the rear end look sharper.

    The backlit LED dash has been updated to include all the necessary settings and data from the electronics, and will display engine braking information, IMU information, launch control settings, what power mode the bike is in. It even has an economical riding indicator, though how many owners will be interested in this is anyones guess. The dash will automatically adjust its brightness according to how light/dark it is.

    Specifications:

    Engine
    998cc liquid cooled 4-stroke inline-four DOHC 16-valve

    Frame: Twin-spar aluminium

    Brakes: Twin Brembo M50 4-piston monobloc calipers, 330mm discs (f), Nissin singe piston caliper, 220mm disc

    Suspension: Showa Balance Free fork, Showa BFRC Lite shock

    Electronics: Inertial Measurement Unit, S-KTRC (Sport-Kawasaki TRaction control), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode), KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), engine braking control, quick shifter, Ohlins electronic steering damper, five power modes.

    Power: 200hp, 210hp with ram air, 83.7lb/ft torque at 11,500rpm

    Dimensions
    Length: 2,090mm
    Width: 740mm
    Height: 1,145mm
    Wheelbase: 1,440mm
    Ground clearance: 145mm
    Seat height: 835mm
    Kerb weight: 206kg
    Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres

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    Default Re: New 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R

    I am not able to understand one thing, pardon me for this!!

    Some litre class bikes feature an oil cooler as well beneath the liquid cooled radiator, why is this not the case with kawasaki zx-10r and the mothership zx-14r

    Installing a oil cooler gives oil to retain its viscosity at very high temp ? Or it is not needed at all.

    Didn't knew where to post, hence posting here, I had this question since a long time, but couldn't find valid justification.

    Cheers,
    Sanjay

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    Default Re: New 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R

    Regardless, Life shall go on.

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    Default Re: New 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R

    Upgrade or no-upgrade - ZX-10R is a show-stopper!

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    Default Re: New 2016 Kawasaki ZX 10R

    Looking forward to some fierce comparison videos; already excited.



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    Default 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R KRT

    The 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R KRT was launched in Spain recently. The bike is the closest thing to a WSBK factory bike that you can lay your hands on claims Kawasaki. It has been developed in WSBK which saw the manufacturer bag the last two titles. Kawasaki Factory Rider, Tom Sykes is supposed to have helped develop this bike. It might look similar to the previous iteration from the outside, but it is pretty darn new from within!



    With WSBK rules getting more stringent to make the race motorcycles similar to the motorcycles we ride on road, manufacturers were expected to do what they do best. Make the road going motorcycles closer to the current WSBK spec bikes, to get the upper hand in the world championship. And Kawasaki is the first of the manufacturers to bite the bullet by updating the Zx-10R. The completely updated motorcycle looks similar (or even identical) to the previous iteration, but the bike is completely revamped from the inside to make it a real update.

    Starting with the 998cc engine which gets all new internals in the form of new pistons, camshafts, lighter crankshaft, cylinder head, redesigned valve porting, a 25 percent bigger airbox and thicker engine sidewalls. This has helped the 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R mill put out a rumoured 207bhp, though the company hasn't given an official figure yet.

    The ZX-10R also gets updated electronics, this allows control of engine power, with full power getting 100%, while low power gets only 60%. The mid level gives low power till 50% throttle, and if you twist it beyond that it gives full power! The bike uses a Bosch Inertia Measurement Unit, which has a six-axis measurement unit. Five are from different sensors on the bike, while the sixth is the proprietary software of Bosch. The rider can adjust traction control, launch control and even engine braking. The ABS is also linked to the engine's electronic control to gauge engine braking and thus apply the precise amount of braking power to the front wheel. This is a first on a road bike according to Kawasaki. Another electronic feature is the Cornering Management function, which coordinates Traction Control and the braking system to ensure the rider stays on course through the corner.

    Suspension on the bike is a completely new Showa setup. There is a Showa Balance Free Fork on the front, while the rear employs a Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion. This technology has trickled down directly from WSBK claims Showa and Kawasaki.

    The rider now sits 7.5mm closer to the steering head, while the swing-arm length has been increased by 15.8mm, this helps in better control and comfort for the rider, which results in faster lap times claims Kawasaki.


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    Thumbs up Re: 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R KRT

    Topic Approved. Merged into existing thread.

    So, its launched. Let's see how it is received.

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