2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R comes because WBSK rules are all set to change and competition is raging
In India, its best time for Super bikes enthusiasts as litre bikes around the world from various manufacturers raining. The BMW S1000RR all of sudden become the king of the segment when it was introduced in the year 2008. The rival Japanese bikes were stunned and defeated and the only bike which gave it tough time from the land of the rising sun was the highly advanced Kawasaki ZX-10R. A bike despite stiff competition from the all new Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV4, Ducati Panigale is still standing strong and is only tenth of seconds behind when it comes back to back comparisons.
However, Kawasaki wants to maintain its lead on the top and will bounce back yet again and will challenge all the newly refurbished rivals. You thought that the H2 was going to the job? Well you were wrong. 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is being built from existing platform itself. Massive changes to chassis, engine, swingarm and much more will be done. The Kawasaki ZX-10R already makes 200 PS at the crank but mid range isn’t that strong and you have to rev it to the top end to extract all that power.
Meanwhile it puts only 160 BHP on the ground meanwhile competition with same crank horsepower put out more 20 BHP and more on the road. One of the reason why the Kawasaki ZX-10R is slightly behind its competition. Kawasaki is said to be working on the ZX-10R also because of WBSK rules are about to change. The Kawasaki ZX-10R is already impressive and winning races thanks to Tom Skyes and his racing partner who are pretty impressed and confident with their machines already.
Expect the 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R to come by next year this time and India launch should follow by early 2017. The Kawasaki ZX-10R will be more racier, more powerful, more fun to ride and will have the core qualities that the bike already has. We expect changes like more sticker rubber, electronic suspension and improved gearbox and power delivery.
Manufacturers are clearly saying that they are taking same racing bikes and putting licence plates on them and making them road legal (with minimum changes ofcourse). We can expect a hardcore track bike from Kawasaki too. Let the good times roll Kawasaki and bring it on!