The Kawasaki ZX-10R now has an SE variant that features electronic semi-active suspension derived from the company’s Superbike World Championship race bike. Along with the trick suspension, the motorcycle also gets additional equipment to further enhance its track abilities.
Kawasaki claims that the new ZX-10R SE is loosely derived from Jonathan Rea’s Ninja ZX-10RR race bike. The SE comes equipped with Showa suspension front and rear (Balance Free Front Fork and BFRC-lite shock featuring the same construction as the suspension on Kawasaki’s WSB Ninja ZX-10RR race machines). It is also the company’s first motorcycle to feature Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) – a technology that has stroke sensors and adjustment solenoids built into the suspension. This tech is meant to adapt to both road and riding conditions and provide the right amount of damping with a reaction time of just one millisecond.
Power figures, however, are identical to the 10R – 207hp at 13,000rpm (with ram air) and peak torque of 113.5Nm at 11,500 rpm.
Being a more track-focused 10R, the SE gets new lighter 7-spoke Marchesini forged wheels, an up-down quickshifter and a new colour scheme.
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