2007 Kawasaki Supersport Motorcycles Released

Ninja ZX-14, Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R

2007 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-14

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Key Features: * Distinctive Ninja styling * Most powerful production Kawasaki motorcycle to date * Next generation monocoque aluminum frame * Comfortable riding position

1,352cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine * Tuned to provide smooth power across a very wide rev range while raising Kawasaki's legendary horsepower standards to a new level * Carefully planned engine design keeps it compact and narrow * Chrome composite plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable, and quickly carry heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for supreme durability at high power outputs

Gear-Driven Dual Engine Balancers * Already in perfect primary balance, dual secondary balancers virtually eliminate unwanted vibrations for extremely smooth engine operation and rider support

Ram Air Induction * Central Ram Air duct produces a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency * This system takes cooler, high-pressure air from in front of the fairing and guides it through the air cleaner and into the engine for maximum power output

Digital Fuel Injection * 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies are fitted with sub-throttle valvesthat are controlled by the ECU to provide precise response and make DFI performance smoother, with response similar to constant velocity carburetors * 32-bit electronic control unit works with dual throttle valve system to further enhance throttle response and control * A digital computer feeds the engine exactly the amount of fuel it needs for cleaner emissions and maximum fuel economy

Digital Ignition * Digital Timing Advance enhances low-and mid-range power * Four individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each spark plug independently to achieve the optimum timing for that cylinder at that instant * ECU includes an idle speed control system for easier starting and warm-up

Radial Pump Clutch Master Cylinder * Hydraulic clutch features a radial-pump clutch master cylinder for smooth and precise clutch engagement

Next-Generation Monocoque Aluminum Frame * Evolved from the ZX-12R, the frame is a hollow aluminum box that arches over the engine from the steering head to the swing arm pivot. It is narrow, strong, rigid and very light * Engine is rigidly mounted to increase the monocoque's torsional rigidity. Plus using the engine as a stressed frame member decreases the frame's weight by approximately four pounds * Engine positioned forward in the frame, wheelbase and front/rear weight balance were carefully designed to achieve high-speed stability and responsive handling * Massive head pipe casting contributes to frame rigidity * The monocoque section houses the air box and air filter in a space-saving design that actually simplifies air cleaner maintenance. Two screws hold a plate on the left side of the frame that allows air cleaner access * The battery is also housed within the frame and has simple access through the back side of the frame * The steering head and swing arm pivot areas are cast aluminum for superior strength and rigidity

Inverted 43mm Cartridge Type Front Fork * Damping rates offer stiff initial action to resist front-end dive when braking * Stepless damping adjustment improves suspension performance

Rear Suspension Bottom-Link Uni-Trak * Linkage rates provide linear suspension action * The bottom-link design concentrates the weight lower in the chassis for a lower center of gravity, which makes the motorcycle more nimble

Radial Mounted Petal Front Disc Brakes * Radial mounted four-piston front brake calipers. Instead of mounting the calipers with threaded tabs cast near the top of the caliper, the radial design utilizes integrated mounting points at both the top and bottom of the caliper, with the mounting bolts inserted through the rear of the caliper instead of the side/front. This makes the caliper more rigid, which improves brake feel over a wider range of operation * A separate brake pad is used for each piston. One large pad can deform with the heat generated by hard braking, resulting in a loss of brake feel at the lever. Individual pads provide increased cooling efficiency and can absorb more heat without deforming so they maintain consistent brake feel stop after stop * Petal design brake discs provide better cooling and warp resistance * Radial-pump front brake master cylinder improves brake performance and lever feel * Wheel rims feature center ribs which are slightly offset so tire balance weights can be located precisely along the wheel's centerline.

Wind Tunnel-Designed Bodywork * Since the monocoque frame goes over the engine the fairing is uninterrupted by protruding frame spars, adding to the extremely long and low styling. Both the front and rear turn signals are integrated into the bodywork and have clear lenses to enhance the appearance * Quadruple projector beam headlights give the ZX-14 a distinctive upper fairing. The outer lights contain position lamps and the high beams, while the low beams are in the center lamps * Lightweight Denso radiator with high-density cores provides maximum cooling efficiencyFull Instrumentation * Dual analog speedometer and tachometer with white faces are easy to read * Multi-function LCD digital display includes an odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator and a clock * Programmable shift indicator lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal rider upshift * Programmable clutch engagement lamp illuminates at pre-set rpm to signal the rider to engage the clutch * CAN (Controller Area Network) interface between the meter uses fewer wires while allowing a greater volume of information, such as estimated fuel mileage, to be exchanged

2007 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-10R

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Key Features

  • Incredible Power-to-Weight Ratio
  • Race-Oriented Performance
  • Track-Tuned Handling
  • Aggressive Aerodynamic Styling

998cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine

  • Very compact, narrow and lightweight design
  • The upper crankcase and cylinder are a one-piece casting, which is more than two pounds lighter than using a separate cylinder and offers increased rigidity. A slanted casting process rotates the piece during casting to eliminate imperfections and excess casting material
  • Channels in the case mounting surfaces route oil to various parts of the engine, eliminating oil lines and saving weight
  • Crank axis, input shaft and output shaft create a stacked triangular layout that reduces engine length and lowers the center of gravity
  • Narrow engine design allows excellent ground clearance for 52 degrees of lean angle
  • Round (not cam-shaped) throttle pulley provides low throttle resistance and combines with revised ECU mapping to provide linear transitional power characteristics when the rider gets back on the gas coming out of a turn. Ultra-fine atomizing fuel injectors aid combustion efficiency and power output
  • Lightweight Denso radiator has tightly packed cores for optimum cooling
  • A high-efficiency, liquid-cooled aluminum oil cooler uses specially designed internal fins to dissipate heat and cool the oil

Four-Valve Cylinder Head

  • Compact valve train reduces cylinder head height
  • Intake ports and coolant passages developed using flow analysis for efficient cylinder filling and more power, and maximum cooling efficiency
  • Camshafts are carved from forged chromoly billet, which is more than one-half pound lighter than cast cams. The cams and tappets are treated with soft nitriding to prevent galling and seizing with the aggressive, high lift profiles
  • Single valve springs with oval cross sections are light and lower to reduce overall cylinder head height
  • Forged sintered aluminum spring retainers are half the weight of steel retainers and allow higher rpm

Forged Pistons

  • Forged pistons are lighter, stronger and more heat resistant than cast versions. Flat-top design matches the compact combustion chamber and improves combustion efficiency

Ram Air Induction

  • Central ram air duct produces a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency and provides the mounting surface for the instrument panel, eliminating brackets and weight
  • Flow analysis used to design efficient ducts to the airbox that also prevent water from reaching the air filter
  • Compact airbox and air cleaner are highly efficient and contribute to the compact riding position

TCBI Ignition with Digital Advance

  • High-speed 32-bit ECU processor provides precise engine management
  • Spark plug-mounted ignition coils are compact and help reduce weight

Titanium Exhaust with Butterfly Valve

  • All-titanium system provides the ultimate light weight exhaust
  • Butterfly valve, located before the exhaust splits to the mufflers, is controlled by rpm, throttle position and gear position to improve low-end response and help smooth overall power. Optimum exhaust tuning is attained at all engine speeds to prevent blowback that can occur with high speed overlapping valve timing

Six-Speed Transmission

  • The splines on the transmission shafts are barrel ground so the gears slide smoothly for improved shift action
  • Close ratio transmission increases circuit performance
  • A back-torque limiting clutch automatically disengages the clutch under hard braking and deceleration to prevent rear wheel hop during corner entry. Optional springs, spring retainers and shims are available to fine-tune the clutch for specific conditions

Aluminum Twin Spar Backbone Frame

  • Combination of pressed and cast aluminum components are welded to form the twin-spar backbone-type frame. By combining cast and pressed pieces frame weight is kept to a minimum while still providing high strength and stability with responsive handling
  • Twin-spar backbone design provides 600cc class width
  • Die-cast, one-piece subframe is strong and light
  • Chassis features optimum center of gravity for easy roll response, this is particularly important when riding through a series of esses or returning to vertical as the rider exits a corner

Uni-Trak Rear Suspension

  • Short, compact frame allows the swingarm to be longer, which makes it easier to control rear wheel powerslides
  • Rear shock is fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. Ride height can be adjusted by adding/removing optional 1mm shims at the upper shock mount
  • Equipped with top-out spring that allows the rear wheel to better follow the road surface when the rear end is light due to hard braking
  • Small piggyback shock reservoir is designed to save weight

43mm Inverted Cartridge Front Fork

  • Kayaba 43mm inverted cartridge fork provides exceptional rigidity
  • Equipped with top-out springs which allow the front wheel to better follow the road surface when the front end is light due to hard acceleration
  • Stiff settings suitable for track use
  • Fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping

Aluminum Wheels

  • Six-spoke cast aluminum wheels are practically as light as race-specific wheels. The six-spoke design requires much less material between spokes so that rim thickness is thinner and lighter

Radial Mounted Front Disc Brakes

  • Radial mounted 4-piston front brake calipers. Instead of mounting the calipers with threaded tabs cast near the top of the caliper, the radial design utilizes integrated mounting points at both the top and bottom of the caliper, with the mounting bolts inserted through the rear of the caliper instead of the side/front. This makes the caliper more rigid, which improves brake feel over a wider range of operation
  • A separate brake pad is used for each piston. One large pad tends to deform with the heat generated by hard track style riding, resulting in a loss of brake feel at the lever. Individual pads provide increased cooling efficiency and can absorb more heat without deforming so they maintain consistent brake feel lap after lap
  • Petal design brake discs offer excellent cooling and warp resistance

Radial-Pump Front Brake Master Cylinder

  • Offers superior feel at the lever for more-precise control of braking force

Aerodynamic Bodywork

  • Light and compact projector beam headlights allow a more aerodynamic fairing as well as a more efficient Ram Air duct
  • The fuel tank has a unique concave top that allows the rider to tuck in further and improve aerodynamics
  • The rear seat cowl improves airflow around the back of the ZX-10R, reducing turbulence and drag
  • The dual under-seat exhaust also serves to minimize drag by eliminating the turbulence associated with most mufflers
  • By integrating the front and rear turn signals into the fairing, wind resistance is further minimized.
  • Three-piece front fender designed for aero efficiency
  • Different color panels create a sporty, aggressive image

Advanced Electronic Instrumentation

  • Multifunction odometer, tripmeter, clock and lap timer/stopwatch

2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Features and Benefits

Key Features

  • Incredible power-to-weight ratio
  • Race-oriented performance
  • Track-tuned handling
  • Aggressive new aerodynamic styling

High-Revving 599cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine

  • New compact, narrow and lightweight design features a tri-axis crankshaft and transmission shaft layout to optimize the engine's center of gravity. This helps reduce pitch changes during heavy braking and gives the rider more-accurate feedback from the chassis
  • Narrow engine design allows excellent ground clearance

Four-Valve Cylinder Head

  • Compact valve train reduces cylinder head height
  • Intake ports and coolant passages were developed using flow analysis for efficient cylinder filling, more power, and maximum cooling efficiency
  • Forged sintered aluminum spring retainers are half the weight of steel retainers and allow higher rpm

Forged Pistons

  • Forged pistons are lighter, stronger and more heat resistant than cast versions.Ram Air Induction
  • Central ram air duct produces a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency and provides the mounting surface for the instrument panel, eliminating brackets and weight
  • Flow analysis used to design efficient ducts to the airbox that also prevent water from reaching the air filter
  • Compact airbox and air cleaner are highly efficient and contribute to the compact riding position

Digital Fuel Injection

  • Shorter throttle bodies deliver improved over-rev characteristics
  • Smaller throttle bore diameter helps produce more torque in the mid-range
  • Ultra-fine atomizing injectors improve combustion efficiency, for better power output and lower fuel consumption

TCBI Ignition with Digital Advance

  • High-speed 32-bit ECU processor provides precise engine management
  • Spark plug-mounted ignition coils are compact and help reduce weight

Pre-chamber Equipped Under-seat Muffler

  • New exhaust pre-chamber is located below the engine and contributes to better mass centralization
  • Revised under-seat silencer is significantly smaller and lighter to help mass centralization and allow for a more aerodynamic tailsection
  • New exhaust header design contributes to improved exhaust efficiency

Six-Speed Transmission

  • New cassette-type transmission features a racing-style gear stack to allow easier trackside ratio changes
  • Close ratio transmission increases circuit performanceRacing-Style Slipper Clutch
  • Racing-type slipper clutch reduces chassis disturbance when making rapid downshifts. This allows the rider dedicate more attention to braking and setting up for the corner
  • Optional springs, spring retainers and shims are available to fine-tune the clutch for specific track conditions

Gear Position Sensor

  • The convenient gear position sensor gives instant information to the rider, this is especially useful for improving consistency when testing new settings on the racetrack
  • The system compatible with the semi-automatic shifters (legal in AMA Supersport racing) which temporarily cut ignition to facilitate clutchless shifts at full-throttle

Lightweight Twin Spar Aluminum Perimeter Frame

  • Combination of pressed and cast aluminum components are welded to form the twin-spar perimeter-type frame. By combining cast and pressed pieces frame weight is kept to a minimum while still providing high strength and stability for responsive handling
  • Chassis features optimum center of gravity for easy roll response, this is particularly important when riding through a series of esses or returning to vertical as the rider exits a corner

Uni-Trak Rear Suspension

  • New Uni-Trak rear suspension system features pillow ball upper mount in place of the earlier bushings for a more direct feel and improved feedback
  • Compact frame and engine allow a longer swingarm, which makes it easier to control rear wheel powerslides
  • Rear shock is fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. Ride height can be adjusted by adding/removing optional 1mm shims at the upper shock mount
  • Equipped with a top-out spring which improves the rear wheel's ability to follow the road surface when the rear end is light due to hard braking
  • Small piggyback shock reservoir is designed to save weight

41mm Inverted Cartridge Front Fork

  • New fully-adjustable 41mm inverted cartridge fork provides exceptional rigidity
  • Equipped with top-out springs which allow the front wheel to better follow the road surface when the front end is light due to hard acceleration
  • The main fork spring is located at the bottom of the fork. Because the spring is completely submerged in oil, cavitation is minimized, resulting in stable suspension performance even under demanding racetrack conditions
  • Stiff settings are suitable for track useRadial Mounted Front Disc Brakes

  • Radial mounted four-piston, four-pad front brake calipers improve brake feel over a wider range of operation

  • A separate brake pad is used for each piston. One large pad tends to deform with the heat generated by hard track style riding, resulting in a loss of brake feel at the lever. Individual pads provide increased cooling efficiency and can absorb more heat without deforming so they maintain consistent brake feel lap after lap
  • Petal design brake discs offer excellent cooling and warp resistanceAerodynamic Bodywork

  • New design is the most aerodynamically efficient of any Ninja sportbike available today

  • Light and compact projector beam headlights allow a more aerodynamic fairing
  • The new Ram Air duct is small but highly efficient
  • The exhaust system includes an under-engine resonator which allows the use of a smaller under-seat muffler. This helps to minimize drag by allowing a cleaner tail section design
  • Integrated front and rear turn signals reduce wind resistance
  • Three-piece front fender designed for aero efficiency
  • Different color panels create a sporty, aggressive imageRiding Position

  • New ultra-compact chassis places the rider in a ideal position to take advantage of the ZX-6R's improved handling capabilities, by improving the man-machine interface

  • Slimmer fuel tank design makes it easier for the rider to grip the tank and seat when hanging off in a turn

Advanced Electronic Instrumentation

  • Multifunction odometer, tripmeter, clock and lap timer/stopwatch