Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki Motors Malaysia has issued a notification in relations to the worldwide recall for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR models.

The affected models manufactured from 2016 to 2017 stem from a possible transmission gear failure when presented with high impact force.

The repair consists of replacing the 2nd, 3rd & 4th output gears and the 2nd input gear in the transmission.

It was only five days ago when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall of around 4,000 units of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR from 2016 to 2018 in the US. The recall was announced to a faulty transmission system that might cause the gears to break during shifts. (more…)


  • Satu panggilan semula Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R baru sahaja bermula di Amerika Syarikat di mana NHTSA telah mengenal pasti satu isu yang besar berkaitan dengan gear transmisi.
  • Hampir 4,000 unit motosikal ZX-1-R dan ZX-10RR yang telah dikeluarkan dari tahun 2016 hingga 2018 telah dikenalpasti menghadapi isu ini.
  • Daya impak yang kuat mungkin akan menyebabkan gear transmisi untuk rosak sewaktu penukaran gear terutamanya sewaktu dalam gear 2, 3, dan 4.


A Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R recall just started in the US where the NHTSA has identified a major issue related to the transmission gears.

Almost 4,000 units of ZX-10R and ZX-10RR built from 2016 to 2018 have been discovered with this issue.

A high impact force may cause the transmission gears to break during shifting especially the 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears.

2018 Ninja ZX-10RR

There’s a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R recall currently happening in the US right now where almost 4,000 units of ZX-10R and ZX-10RR built from 2016 and 2018 have been identified to be affected. Based on the report made by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), “A high impact force may cause the transmission gears to break during shifting.” (more…)

Rea di Assen (sumber: WorldSBK)
  • Motosikal Kawasaki ZX-10R telah pun mendominasi Kejohanan WorldSBK.
  • Ianya telah dibina dari awal dengan matlamat untuk memenangi kejohanan.
  • Motosikal Ninja ZX-10RR 2018 yang telah diperkenalkan sewaktu EICMA berusaha untuk meneruskan dominasi berkenaan.


  • The Kawasaki ZX-10R has been dominating the WSBK Championship.

  • It has been built with winning the championship from the outset.

  • The 2018 Ninja ZX-10RR revealed at EICMA seeks to continue the dominance.

There’s much to learn from the cut-throat world of racing. Almost every modern-day technology on a motorcycle available to the public was trickled down from racing. That applies not only to sportbikes and race replicas but also to all types of motorcycles from the tyres up.

Motorcycle frames, chassis, engine power delivery, materials, and the way they look, were born out of the necessity to trump the competition in races and ultimately championships.

There are two premier racing classes in the racing world, namely MotoGP and World Superbike.

The motorcycles that race in MotoGP are thoroughbred prototypes, meaning they do not share similarities with motorcycles that are available to the buying public, although the technologies may soon find their way to road-going models.

The World Superbike Championship (WSBK) on the other hand, is production based. But what does that mean?

Being production-based means the machines racing around the world on weekends must be based on bikes that are available to you and I when we visit the bike shop. To be eligible for WSBK competition, the manufacturer must produce a certain amount of motorcycles similar to the one they’d be campaigning with – this process is called “homologation”. The minimum number of homologation models to be produced depends on the total output of the manufacturer – the bigger they are, the more homologation models they have to produce.

1993 ZXR-750RR

Hence, the limited edition race replicas or in Kawasaki’s case, the “RR.” Kawasaki has been producing the RR-spec models since the ZXR750RR in 1989 (Click here for our article on iconic Kawasaki motorcycles.)

1989 ZXR-750RR

While the racebikes aren’t 100% stock, they are much closer to production machines than one might think, since they have to conform to certain stipulations laid out by WSBK. Among them: Frame design and dimensions (therefore chassis dimensions such as rake, trail and wheelbase), the engine’s cylinders’ dimensions, throttle body size, and bodywork dimensions and look must not be altered.

Thus, in order for their bikes to be competitive on the track, manufacturers must create homologation specials that are already imbued with high performance – or shall we say, ready to race. Think of the difference between the standard ZX-10R and ZX-10RR Racing and you get the picture.

2017 ZX-10RR

It’s not only customers who reap the enjoyment of these engineering marvels. Because it truly goes both way as they are also beneficial to the riders too.

Kawasaki has won the World Superbike Championship five times times, including four in the last five years (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, plus the first in 1993).

Scott Russel

Kawasaki for one is a manufacturer who’s never afraid to push engineering boundaries.

Tom Syke’s 2013 championship-winning ZX-10RR had actually been carried over from 2011. The 2013 model is well-known for its exceptionally linear power delivery, great handling, good ergonomics and advanced K-STRIC traction control electronic package. That meant Sykes and co had something good to work on from the beginning. The ZX-10RR’s 998cc was in fact so good that Colin Edwards’ CRT MotoGP team used it in 2013 MotoGP season.

Tom Sykes in Donington Park, 2013

Sykes was close to defending his title in 2014, but ultimately losing out to Sylvain Guintoli by an agonizing six points due to a single retirement in Malaysia.

The 2015 Ninja ZX-10R wasn’t changed much in terms of hardware, testament to how well it was designed from the outset. It was this year that Jonathan Rea won his first WSBK crown, in his first full season on a Kawasaki. Rea amassed a total of 548 points at season’s end, 132 more than the next rider, Chaz Davies on the Ducati.

Jonathan Rea, 2015

Kawasaki revamped the Ninja ZX-10R in 2016, after taking cues from both factory riders Rea and Sykes. Project leader, Yoshimoto Matsuda even said that his team wasn’t looking at the aesthetics so much as improving the bike’s mechanicals.

The engine had gone on to develop 197 bhp, while weight was reduced to 205 kg. The crankshaft and primary gear were lightened to reduce inertia. The steering head was moved 7.5mm closer to the rider for better control. The swingarm was elongated by 15.8mm to put more weight on the front wheel and reduce wheelies. Both the steering head angle and swingarm pivot are adjustable.

2016 Ninja ZX-10R

Rea went on to dominate the 2016 season and successfully defend his title.

Jonathan Rea, 2015

For 2017, Kawasaki brought back the Ninja ZX-10RR in Winter Test black and single seat. The biggest change was to the engine, where the new cylinder head was designed to readily accept the high lift cams in the race kit. Only 500 units were built.

2017 Ninja ZX-10RR

On the track, Rea decimated the field to win his third successive title, to become only the second rider to have achieved the feat.

Jonathan Rea at Assen, 2017

Kawasaki has also revealed the 2018 Ninja ZX-10RR during EICMA (complete with snowflake logos). Again, because the bike is already so good, almost no changes were made except for cosmetic ones. Will Rea and Sykes dominate again in 2018? It’ll be unwise to bet against them.

2018 Ninja ZX-10RR

That’s the main appeal of the Kawasaki ZX-10RR, as it’s made to dominate on the track from the time it went out of the factory’s doors. As such, customers will get their hands on the best sportbike in the world.


  • Rangkaian motosikal Kawasaki Ninja telah dikenali ramai sebagai motosikal lumba terbaik dunia dalam pasaran buat masa sekarang.
  • Dari motosikal tahap permulaan Ninja 250 sehinggalah ke motosikal yang dicas lampau Ninja H2R, akan adanya sebuah motosikal Ninja buat semua orang.
  • Rangkaian Ninja kini sedang menuju ke arah pengemaskinian yang besar bagi tahun 2018 dengan pengenalan beberapa buah model yang baru termasuklah Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX 2018.


The Kawasaki Ninja series is known for some of the world’s best sport bikes in the market to date.

From the entry-level Ninja 250 all the way to jaw-dropping supercharged Ninja H2R, there’s always a Ninja for anyone and everyone.

The Ninja series is heading for a serious upgrade for 2018 with the introduction of a few new models including the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.

There are many types of riders looking for the best motorcycle to fit their every growing hunger for performance and speed. With all of the available manufacturers and models in the market, one of the most versatile bikes that’ll cater to any sports bike enthusiast is the Kawasaki Ninja series. (more…)

  • Kawasaki telah mencapai salah satu penanda aras yang terbesar pada pusingan terkini untuk siri WorldSBK di mana mereka telah mencapai kemenangan ke-100 keseluruhannya dalam siri perlumbaan itu.
  • Kedua-dua penunggang untuk Kawasaki Racing Team, Jonathan Rea dan Ton Sykes menyumbang kepada kemenangan yang ke-100 itu di litar Donington Park di mana mereka telah memonopoli kedua-dua Perlumbaan 1 dan juga Perlumbaan 2.
  • Pencapaian ini telah dicapai menggunakan senjata litar terulung dari Kawasaki, Kawasaki ZX-10RR yang cukup cemerlang.


Kawasaki achieved one of the biggest milestones in the last round of WorldSBK where they scored a total of 100 wins in the racing series.

Both Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes from the Kawasaki Racing Team contributed to the 100th win at Donington Park where they dominated Race 1 and Race 2.

The feat was done on board Kawasaki’s ultimate track weapon, the outstanding Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.

Image source: WorldSBK

During the last WorldSBK round at Donington Park during the sixth PATA UK Round, the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) created history by achieving their 100th win the Superbikes World Championship. The historic moment in history was achieved thanks to two of their most successful riders, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea on board the amazing Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. (more…)

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