2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10 Press Release

KAWASAKI’S ® 2008 NINJA ZX ™ -10 R Superbike is on the verge of COMPETITION

Factory super talents in a street artist warned

For 2008 NINJA ZX ® ™ -10 R, Kawasaki engineers aimed ideal for a super engine and chassis performance able to meet the professional riders, combined with first-class streetbike qualities to integrate the riders. It is a delicate balance, but this is not your average engineers. They were directly involved in the development of all the 600 and 1000 machines supersport since 2003, the Ninja ZX-6R, and the factory Kawasaki Superbike race efforts, so they have the know-how to deliver the goods.

The exceptional result is a machine communication, which provides two-way own rider / machine dialogue demanded by professional riders. Place the ZX-10R in the crucible of race and apply the lessons from this unforgiving environment have resulted in an ideal balance to satisfy the most demanding of riders. Superbike Japanese rider Akira Yanagawa was the man pushing the engine and frame components to the limits of their performance in the competition. The pieces that met with the approval of Yanagawa were subsequently tried on production test bike, twisted, essay on race and adjusted again. This process was repeated throughout the development cycle of any new 2008 Ninja ZX-10R.
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At the heart of this package is capable a new engine for listening even higher performance rpm, without sacrificing the stellar mid-range performance of its predecessor. Improvements include the installation of secondary fuel injectors, the switch to gas bodies oval and reshape the provision of ports. Taking flow was further strengthened with redesigned ram air ducts and greater AirBox that fuels the new oval speed chimneys. The effectiveness of exhaust gases has been strengthened with a new system which not only flows better, but produces less noise and emissions.

To strengthen the function of the power supply, transmission of new features gear ratios for the 1st, 4th and 5th speeds with a dent on the rear sprocket. Fast down can be executed without risk of upsetting the ZX-10R refined chassis through its easily adjustable slipper clutch. These s make it essentially a race-ready engine with similar performance at the factory Kawasaki Superbikes.

Riders professionals know that it is unnecessary to have more power if you can not get on the ground. The 2008 Ninja ZX-10R Kawasaki employs the new management system ignition (KIMS) with the vital assistance that the power delivery accuracy, thus ensuring the correct answer without gas spikes sudden engine speed and protect the engine and catalysts damage. It does this by monitoring the level FI data system (engine speed, position, vehicle speed, gear position and feedback from temperature of the intake air pressure intake air temperature engine and sensors O2), and control of all 0.02 seconds for all the sudden s in RPM. The SCPI not interfere with the normal functioning and still allows the engine to rev freely under conditions typical.

A superb engine deserves a great chassis, and this is where the new ZX-10R really shines. To get the best treatment possible, Kawasaki used the lessons learned on track to build a list of improvements, including: changing the length of the tube and move it forward by 10 mm, relieve stress concentrations through subtle s to the framework stamping (switching parties concave-convex parts), increasing the thickness of the wall around the swing arm pivot transferred, adding stripes on inside the pivot plate and a mounting closer, two Parts sub-frame to the main frame of the top rail.

With an all-adjustable 43mm inverted fork and a new swing arm that uses pressed instead cast beams, the ZX-10R-based history of suspension endows the chassis with a better feedback. Improvements include the addition of a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating to fork tubes for less stiction and the strengthening of comments, the relocation of sources at the bottom of the range for the reduction of oil foam and new parameters are best suited to the circuit. Rear Suspension dual amendments are as follows (low and high-speed) on the compression damping fully-adjustable rear shock to better refine a new assembly place for the Uni-Trak ® link and a new swing arm in shape with a high-mounted support.

No party has been left intact on the ZX-10R, even the wheels are new. Produced using a squeeze casting process instead of the old method of casting gravity, new wheels are lighter, more rigid and precise, to perfectly match the new chassis. The decrease unsprung weight wheels improves the suspension or reduction of their inertia rotation provides quick steering and acceleration.

Braking functions are handled by Tokico radial-mounted brake calipers pressing new discs 310mm petal 10 mm which are most important for 2008, and have thickness reduced by 6 to 5.5mm for better dispersion of heat. The rear is a 220mm petal hard pressed by a single piston caliper.

The designers did not rest when it comes to style. Given considerable freedom with the 2008 ZX-10R, their efforts are illustrated in their own design a superb form and purpose. While shaping the framework rear, the tank and the seat to provide ergonomics and increase the rider from contact with the bike, they also refined its aerodynamic of a new front cover the strong minimalist tail cowl. The result of these efforts is a thin and compact with the presence befitting its name Ninja.

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