Read about Kawasaki ZX12R Ninja bike review. Kawasaki ZX12R is a world-famous motorcycle
With the Kawasaki ZX12R Ninja, Kawasaki
plunged into the high-performance sportbike war
raging among the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.
The Ninja's liquid-cooled, 1199cc DOHC, 16-valve
4-cylinder engine generates a peak power of 178
bhp at 10500 rpm.
The Kawasaki Ninja's revolutionary all-aluminium monocoque frame and cast steering swingarm pivot areas realise an extremely stiff structure and contribute to the bike's superb high-speed stability and supersport handling performance.
The ZX12R's wind-tunnel designed fairing was developed with help from Kawasaki's aircraft division and the redesigned upper cowl has a shorter nose for improved aerodynamics and a sportier look. In honour of an agreement reached among Japanese manufacturers, starting with 2001 models, Kawasaki introduced speed limiters in the ZX-12R to reduce the bike's top speed to 300 km/h.
Kawasaki ZX12R Ninja Technical Specifications
|Engine||Four-stroke, DOHC, inline four|
|Bore x stroke||83.0 x 55.4mm|
|Carburetion||Fuel injection with 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttles|
|Rake / trail||23.5° / 3.9 in.|
|Suspension (front)||43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload|
|Suspension ( rear)||UNI-TRAK® system with single shock, adjustable compression and rebound damping, adjustable ride height, and adjustable preload|
|Wheel travel (front)||4.7 in.|
|Wheel travel (rear)||5.5 in.|
|Tire (front)||120/70 x 17 tubeless|
|Tire (rear)||200/50 x 17 tubeless|
|Front brake||320mm dual hydraulic discs|
|Rear brake||230 single hydraulic disc|
|Overall length||82.1 in.|
|Overall width||29.1 in.|
|Overall height||47.2 in.|
|Ground clearance||4.7 in.|
|Seat height||32.3 in.|
|Dry weight||463 lbs.|
|Fuel capacity||5.0 gal.|