There’s a new player in the street bike game. At first glance, it could be confused with the Kawasaki ZX-10R World Superbike Championship-winning racing bike, but it’s actually the ZX-10R’s road-going equivalent. The good news? It’s packed with the same technology and electronics that give the racing bikes such a smooth, responsive ride. Take a look at the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE.
Not Your Standard Ninja ZX-10R
Although it may be taken for the standard model, the SE’s stealth metallic paint scheme with green accents makes it stand apart. The SE uses the same front fairing and headlamps as the standard model, giving it the appearance of a smaller version of the Ninja ZX-14R. The side fairing, fuel tank, tail section, fender, and exhaust pipe are also the same, but the SE features a larger front windshield built to deflect higher speed winds. The rearview mirror is newly redesigned for this model, but it still displays turn signal indicators like the standard model. Speed, mileage, time, and other gauges are displayed digitally on an LCD panel. The bike rolls on the same striking lightweight Marchesini wheels used on the Ninja ZX-10RR.
Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension
What really makes this motorcycle unique is the Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension, KECS, which adds a semi-active ride to the company’s lineup for the first time. With three modes (road, track, and manual), bikers have more control over their rides. KECS communicates with the IMU and ECU for better control, faster response, and a smoother ride. The system uses a direct-acting solenoid to reduce the bike’s reaction time to just one millisecond. This is an exciting development that means the technology will only improve as other manufacturers work to imitate and improve upon it.
Schedule a Test Drive
Kawasaki has implemented the advanced technology used by their championship racing bikes into the Ninja ZX-10R SE for a responsive ride every biker will appreciate. TC Powersports has these bikes and other Kawasaki models for riders of all skill levels. Schedule a test ride now.