In 2018, Kawasaki distinguished itself from Honda and Yamaha by bumping displacement of its entry-level sportbike up from 300cc to 400cc with the introduction of the Ninja 400. Staff Inexperienced has thrown down the gauntlet once more with the 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Version, a brand new track-focused sportbike.
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At its coronary heart is a brand new liquid-cooled, DOHC 16-valve 399cc inline-4, which provides two extra cylinders than the Ninja 400’s 399cc parallel-Twin. Developed with enter from Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX supersport machines, the engine has an oversquare bore and stroke of 57.0 x 39.2mm and is alleged to ship spectacular energy and a claimed peak of 26.5 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm.
The engine options fine-sand forged consumption ports, massive consumption and exhaust valves, precision-machined combustion chambers, cast camshafts, cast-aluminum pistons, and a 12.3:1 compression ratio, but it runs on common unleaded gasoline.
A light-weight flywheel contributes to the 4’s quick-revving nature, a big radiator contributes to environment friendly cooling, and a ram air duct brings cool, high-pressure air into the engine.
Outfitted with throttle-by-wire, the Ninja ZX-4RR options 4 journey modes (Sport, Highway, Rain, and Rider customizable) that regulate traction management (Modes 1-3 or Off) and energy mode (Low or Full). It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip/help clutch and an up/down quickshifter. Up entrance is a 4.3-inch shade TFT show that features a Circuit Mode for observe driving and Bluetooth connectivity by way of Kawasaki’s Rideology The App.
Designed utilizing enter from Kawasaki Racing Staff’s (KRT) efforts within the World Superbike Championship, the Ninja ZX-4RR’s chassis consists of a high-tensile metal trellis body with numerous pipe diameter thicknesses, a swingarm pivot part, and a high-tensile metal swingarm. Up entrance is a 37mm inverted Showa SFF-BP (Separate Perform Fork – Large Piston) fork with adjustable preload and 4.7 inches of journey, and out again is a totally adjustable horizontal back-link Showa BFRC (Steadiness Free Rear Cushion) Lite shock with 4.9 inches of journey.
The Ninja ZX-4RR rolls on five-spoke 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels shod with Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 radial tires (120/70-ZR17 entrance, 160/60-ZR17 rear). Slowing it down are a pair of 4-piston radial-mount monoblock entrance calipers squeezing 290mm semi-floating discs and a 1-piston rear caliper squeezing a 220mm disc.
The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Version has aggressive styling with all-LED lighting and a Lime Inexperienced/Ebony shade scheme. It has an MSRP of $9,699 and can be accessible this spring.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Version Specs
- Base Value: $9,699
- Web site: Kawasaki.com
- Guarantee: 1 yr., unltd. miles
- Engine Sort: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-4, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
- Displacement: 399cc
- Bore x Stroke: 57.0 x 39.2mm
- Horsepower: N/A
- Torque: 26.5 lb-ft @ 11,000 rpm (claimed)
- Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/help moist clutch w/ quickshifter
- Remaining Drive: Chain
- Wheelbase: 54.3 in.
- Rake/Path: 23.5 levels/3.8 in.
- Seat Peak: 31.5 in.
- Moist Weight: 414.5 lb
- Gas Capability: 4.0 gal.