Kawasaki to launch ZX 10R and ZX 14R in India on 4th September

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2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R
It’s almost official. Kawasaki is bringing the ZX-10R and the ZX-14R motorcycles to India in September. We have received a formal invite from India Kawasaki Motors about a launch event in Pune, and we don’t see any other motorcycles than the aforementioned beauties being ushered in.

If our wisdom and sources are to be believed, the price of the ZX-10R for India is going to be a very lofty 18 lakh rupees OTR Pune. The ZX-14R on the other hand is going to be breach the 20lakh mark. Both the machines are going to find a very few buyers with that sort of pricing. Fortunately, we know a few who’d put their money on the table for these extreme machines. In fact we’ve come to know through our resources that only 60 numbers of the ZX10R’s would be allocated for sale in India initially and later numbers would be decided based on the market demand.

The introduction of these supersport machines would launch Bajaj Auto into the highest level of motorcycles in India. Surprisingly Bajaj has shied away from being in the premium performance segment which has been inhabited by many other players including Honda and Yamaha for many years now.

Brought to India via the CBU route, the bikes will be sold and serviced via the Probiking network, which also caters to the KTM range of machines. The fully assembled Kwackers should also open the door for the bigger KTMs like the RC8, as the service and spares for the processes for the premium bikes would be similar in nature.

The ZX-10R, considered the very best of the liter class race bred machines from Japan boasts a laser sharp focus on handling and track readiness. With a peak power output of 197 ps @ 13000 rpm from its 998cc inline four, it has the figures to match its reputation. Additional features include a traction control system and an Ohlins electronic steering damper.

Braking is handled via 310mm front petal dual discs and the rear single 220mm petal disc. ABS should be standard for the price. A fully adjustable suspension is also a standard feature.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R (2)

The second bike to be launched would be the Zx-14R with 210Ps (with RAM air) of mind boggling power and the tag of being the fastest thing on two wheels anywhere in the world. The 1441cc engine propels the huge body of this machine which is designed for maximum aerodynamic ability. Features include slipper clutch, ABS and traction control.

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Tech specs ZX-10R

Engine
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement
998cc
Bore x Stroke
76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio
13.0:1
Fuel System
DFI® with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies with oval sub-throttles, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Transmission
Six-speed
Final Drive
Chain
Rake/Trail
25 Deg / 4.2 in.
Front Tire Size
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size
190/55 ZR17
Wheelbase
56.1 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel
43mm inverted Big Piston Fork (BPF), adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel
Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low-/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 5.5 in.
Front Brakes
Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking (KIBS), dual semi-floating 310mm petal discs with dual four-piston radial-mount calipers
Rear Brakes
KIBS-controlled, single 220mm petal disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
Seat Height
32.0 in.
Curb Weight
443.2 lbs.
Overall length
81.7 in.
Overall width
28.1 in.
Overall height
43.9 in.
Color(s)
Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black, Pearl Flat Stardust White/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
12 Months

Tech Specs ZX-14 R

Engine
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement
1,441 cc
Bore x Stroke
84.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression Ratio
12.3:1
Fuel System
DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission
Six-Speed
Final Drive
X-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail
23 degrees / 3.7 in.
Front Tire Size
120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire Size
190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase
58.3 in.
Front Suspension / wheel travel
43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.
Rear Suspension / wheel travel
Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.
Front Brakes
Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers and ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper and ABS
Overall length
85.4 in.
Overall width
30.3 in.
Overall height
46.1 in.
Ground clearance
4.9 in.
Seat Height
31.5 in.
Curb Weight
590.9 lbs.
Fuel Capacity
5.8 gal
Color(s)
Passion Red, Pearl Stardust White, Metallic Spark Black/Golden Blazed Green(SE), Golden Blazed Green
Warranty
12 months
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2013 Kawasaki ZX-10R