2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R - First Ride - Enter The Warrior

Packing Almost 180 Horsepower, This Is The Fiercest Ninja Yet

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Kawasaki
TECH
Price: $11,549
Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 998cc
Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression: 12.9:1
Fuel system: Keihin EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 178.5 bhp @ 11,500 rpm
Claimed torque: 83.3 lb.-ft. @ 8700 rpm
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: 43mm Kayaba inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Single Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Tokico four-piston radial calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake: Single Tokico one-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 120/70-ZR17 Bridgestone Battlax BT016
Rear tire: 190/55-ZR17 Bridgestone Battlax BT016
Rake/trail: 25.5/4.3 in.
Seat height: 32.7 in.
Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight: 395 lbs.
Color: Lime Green, Metallic Diablo Black, Candy Plasma Blue
Available: Now
Warranty: 12 months, unlimited mi.

Verdict
Significantly faster and significantly easier to ride fast.

HOTBOX
Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
9950 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine
CA  92618
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