In the first week of November 2020, we saw the spy images of both the new 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-10RR.
However, we now see the winter test Ninja ZX-10 RR variant, which is different from the road version.
Winter test Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 RR model
Let’s take sneak peek at the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 RR 2021 here in its winter test version for the two days of testing at WorldSbk a Jerez.
We believe the new 2021 ZX-10RR will be different from the winter test variant. Winter testing ensures reliability under extreme conditions.
However, the model looks similar to the road version but sheds mirrors and comes equipped with aftermarket Akrapovic exhaust.
The road version comes with a combination of lime green and black; however, the winter test version has an entire black paint scheme.
We also see what we believe is the name of sponsors like Showa, Elf, Motocard plus Monster Energy on the entire winter test model.
The performance specs of the winter test models will be difficult to judge compared to the road version. And the winter test is the KRT version which comes with the carbon fibre, so it is lighter than the road variant.
The front looks similar to the 2021 ZX-10RR road version.
Let’s understand what the road version will get.
The news comes after the data is submitted in Australia.
Last we received the update on the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR was in December 2019. These new variants will align with Euro5 requirements.
So expect some engine updates. The documents also show the new variants will come with the latest fairings.
However initially Kawasaki had not decided upon the release date, and November 23 was likely to date.
But, we hear now Kawasaki has planned to launch them on November 23.
Moreover, the information also involves the images of bikes and how they look.
- The front looks similar to H2 with the compact nose.
- Headlights are LEDs.
- A full TFT dash.
- Euro5 compliant.
The colours look cool, and both are in a matte finish. To identify here the black matte is ZX-10r and the ZX-10RR is green matte.
2021 road version of ZX-10RR
From the documents, we don’t see any change in the power figures—however, the engine speed changes.
- While the 998c 2020 2021 ZX-10R calibrates 200hp at 13500 rpm and 2020 ZX-10RR comes with 201 hp at 13500rpm.
- The 998cc 2021 ZX-10R calibrates 200hp at 13200 rpm and the 2021 ZX-10RR comes with 201 hp at 14000rpm.
From the pictures, the callipers and forks are similar to the current variants, which are Brembo callipers and Shows balance free front fork.
2021 road version of ZX-10R
Frame too looks very similar. Different weight remains the same compared to the current variant, which is 427.7 pounds which is 194kg.
For other specs, we may still have to wait till November 23.