Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2024 Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR superbikes for the international arena. The Ninja ZX-10R comes in two paint options: Metallic Flat Spark Black with Ebony and Lime Green with Ebony (KRT variant). Meanwhile, the ZX-10RR is a limited-production model and is only offered in Lime Green with Ebony paint in the US. Although both models share Lime Green with Ebony paint, the Ninja ZX-10R has more striking graphics compared to the more subtle look of the RR variant. Mechanically, the ZX-10R and its high-performance counterpart, the ZX-10RR, continue to equip the same 998cc inline-4 liquid-cooled engine. However, the ZX-10RR boasts some additional features such as forged Marchesini wheels, Akrapovic exhaust, and a tinted windscreen.
Currently, the Indian branch of the Japanese company only provides the ZX-10R model in our market. However, the high-performance version of this superbike, the ZX-10RR, is not yet running on our streets. While there is no official confirmation, market speculations suggest that the 2024 model of the ZX-10R could possibly arrive in our region either towards the end of this year or in early 2024.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, ZX-10RR: Engine & More Details
In terms of engine, both motorcycles come with a 998cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine featuring DOHC and 16 valves. As mentioned, Kawasaki currently offers the ZX-10R and the motorcycle runs on a 998cc BS6 engine that can generate 200.21bhp of power and 114.9Nm of torque. It gets a six-speed gearbox paired with a slipper clutch.
The sportsbike made for India makes use of fully adjustable Showa Balance Free Front forks and a Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged monoshock. Furthermore, its braking system includes two 330mm front discs and one 220mm rear disc, with dual-channel ABS.
Kawasaki KLX230RS Off-Roader Launched in India
Kawasaki recently launched their latest motorcycle model, KLX230RS, in India. It's designed specifically for off-road tracks and has a price of Rs 5.21 lakh (ex-showroom). Since it was imported through the CBU (Completely Built-Up) route, the cost is quite high.
It does not have the necessary legal features for road use, such as a headlight, turn indicators, rear-view mirrors, and a taillight. Instead, the bike has a sleek appearance with fork gaiters, an upswept tail panel, a tall-set front fender, and an exhaust canister. Additionally, it comes equipped with wire-spoked wheels that measure 21-inch in the front and 18-inch in the rear, and are fitted with tube-type tires that are suitable for off-road adventures.