The locally assembled Ninja ZX-10R and the Ninja ZX-10RR went on sale recently, and deliveries have now commenced. Thanks to local assembly, the Ninja ZX-10R price reduced by Rs 6 lakh, while the Ninja ZX-10RR costs Rs 3.1 lakh less. The drop makes the Ninja ZX-10R the most affordable 1,000cc superbike on sale in our country. Around 100 bikes allotted for India in the first batch sold out in record time.
The locally assembled ZX-10R and 10RR will be sold as single-seat versions in our market but you can get the pillion seat for an additional fee. The bike is powered by a 998cc, inline four motor that makes 200hp and 113.5Nm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a quickshifter as standard. You get electronic aids like traction control (S-KTRC), multi-level power modes, launch control (KLCM), ABS control (KIBS), cornering management (KCMF) and an engine braking function (KEBC) – all of which are controlled by an inertial measuring unit (IMU).
Both bikes are CKD imports and are assembled at Kawasaki’s Chakan plant.