In keeping true to Kawasaki’s tradition, the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R was unveiled together with its more race-bred sibling, the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. Only 500 units will be made and it’s more for homologation purposes for the manufacturer to continue competing in WorldSBK.
So, what does the new 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR entail? Starting with the looks, the new ZX-10RR carries the same design DNA as the ZX-10R thanks to that funky-looking front-end which houses a new integrated winglet design for a more ‘aggressive’ façade.
It also has the same 998cc inline-four engine as the base 2021 ZX-10R apart from a few different things to make it more up to speed with WorldSBK stuff. These include race-spec airbox, camshaft, intake and exhaust valves, titanium conrods, and pistons. All up to par with the needs of WorldSBK.
Due to its Euro5-compliance, the 2021 Ninja ZX-10RR only produces 201hp and 116Nm of maximum torque achieved at 500rpm more compared to the previous-gen model. Other specs include Marchesini forged wheels, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP rubbers, and Lime Green colour scheme.
We’re pretty sure that the numbers can be much higher than what has been stated above due to Euro-5 emission regulations, but owners who have enough money to buy one will most likely fork out a bit extra to get it track-ready, like a full-system race exhaust, race-spec electronics, and more.
Written by: Sep Irran