The Ninja ZX-10R boasts impressive performance figures, featuring a maximum power output of 149.3 kW (203 PS) at 13,200 rpm. With the Ram Air system in action, the power reaches a remarkable 156.8 kW (213 PS) at the same engine speed. The maximum torque is equally impressive at 114.9 Nm (11.7 kgfm) delivered at 11,400 rpm. Its engine is a potent 4-stroke In-Line Four with a displacement of 998 cc, characterized by a bore and stroke of 76.0 x 55.0 mm and a high compression ratio of 13.0:1. The valve system is a DOHC configuration with 16 valves, and the fuel system utilizes fuel injection with ø47 mm x 4 dual injection. The ignition system is digital, and the motorcycle starts with an electric mechanism. It employs a liquid-cooling system to maintain optimal operating temperatures and features forced lubrication with a wet sump and an air-cooled oil cooler. The transmission is a 6-speed setup with a return mechanism, contributing to the overall performance and efficiency of the motorcycle.


In 1984, Kawasaki launched its new flagship model, the GPZ900R. This was the first model with the “Ninja” moniker—a name that has been passed down and continues to be used on Kawasaki full-fairing sport models today. Of the current day Ninja models, the Ninja ZX series represents Kawasaki’s challenge to develop innovative technology. In 2024, to celebrate the Ninja’s 40th anniversary, models with the colours and graphics of the original
ZXR series, harkening back to Kawasaki’s racing victories in the late 1980s and 1990s, will be available.
Between 1991 and 1993, Kawasaki’s iconic factory machine, the ZXR-7, won three FIM Endurance World Championship titles, and is remembered for its distinctive three-colour livery. Kawasaki’s spirit of challenge and relentless pursuit of innovation on the racetrack continues to flow through all of today’s Ninja ZX series models, including the Ninja ZX-10R now competing in the Superbike World Championship. The colours of the Ninja 40th
Anniversary Edition models are based on the 1989 ZXR series that mimicked the colours and graphics of the race-winning ZXR-7. For these Ninja 40th Anniversary Edition models, great care was taken in reproducing the three-colour design and fitting the large “Kawasaki” logo on modern, complex fairings. The logos featured are all reproduced from original drawings, while the silver-painted parts are designed to look like aluminium parts and the Lime Green coloured wheels add to the classic look. These and other elements sprinkled throughout were designed to evoke memories of the ZXR series’ historic wins on the racetrack.


Maximum Power 149.3 kW {203 PS} / 13,200 rpm
Maximum Power with Ram Air 156.8 kW {213 PS} / 13,200 rpm
Maximum Torque 114.9 Nm {11.7 kgfm} / 11,400 rpm
Engine 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Valve System DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø47 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with air-cooled oil cooler
Transmission 6-speed, return
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.681 (79/47)
Gear Ratio: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear Ratio: 2nd 2.158 (41/19)
Gear Ratio: 3rd 1.882 (32/17)
Gear Ratio: 4th 1.650 (33/20)
Gear Ratio: 5th 1.476 (31/21)
Gear Ratio: 6th 1.304 (30/23)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.412 (41/17)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain


Frame Twin spar, cast aluminium
Front Suspension ø43 mm inverted fork (BFF) with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
Rear Suspension Horizontal Back-link, BFRC lite gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 115 mm
Rake 25.0°
Trail 105 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 27° / 27°
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Front Brake/s Dual semi-floating ø330 mm Brembo discs
Front Caliper/s Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear Brake ø220 mm disc
Rear Caliper Single-bore pin-slide


Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,085 x 750 x 1,185 mm
Wheelbase 1,450 mm
Road Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Curb Mass 207 kg
Fuel Capacity 17 litres
Model Code ZX1002LRFBN

Additional information


40th Anniversary Lime Green / Pearl Crystal White / Blue, Metallic Graphite Grey / Metallic Diable Black