What to expect from 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R?

 What to expect from 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R?

” Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R is expected to have a fantastic engine.

Also, there is information that the information display is quite easy to see.

On top of that, there seems to be no significant price increase.”

“The development itself seems to be quite advanced.

The current meter is quite advanced, so adding one function does not mean that the weight will be substantial, so it seems like an idea to have convenient features.

It seems that the development is taking into account running on public roads rather than being conscious of the track. “

Announcement date: Looks good with the 2021 model announced in 2020

Maybe a 2020 model? There is an atmosphere, but the 2020 model has only a color change.

Price: Doesn’t it seem that much?

“We don’t think the price is going to be much higher.”

It seems reasonable. By the way, the current ZX-10R is 2.11,000 yen.

The price of a liter SS is like this

  • CBR1000RR-R: 2.42 million yen (SP: 2.783,000 yen)
  • YZF-R1 (reimported vehicle, one before): 2.13 million yen (M: 3.135,000 yen)
  • GSX-R1000R: 2.156,000 yen
  • ZX-10R: 2.11,000 yen (SE: 2.76,000 yen)

The new YZF-R1 will be a regular model in Japan from 2020. Price unknown.

The new CBR1000RR-R is now a man who beats all other liter SSs at FMC, so it’s more expensive than others. 

Although there is a bargain feeling in terms of equipment and specifications.

We think it will probably be a model with similar specifications and equipment to the CBR1000RR-R. It will be a competitive model.

So is the price similar or a little cheaper?

Is it about 2.25 million yen to 2.35 million yen with a standard model? There is no basis.

Model change content: almost complete with full model change

  • Frame: New frame
  • Engine: New engine. It seems dangerous
  • Meter: Full-color LCD meter (Navi display possible, touch is likely to correspond)
  • Smartphone integration: Kawasaki’s liter-class has a lot

Is it this much that has been revealed?

The current model has the same base from 2011 to the present, so the new model is definitely a full model change.

There is a patent for the direct-injection engine, but maybe it doesn’t matter?

Kawasaki bikes do have triple injectors. They have applied for a patent for a direct injection engine.

 See this article for details. However, the illustration of the body and engine seemed to be for the Ninja H2 series. 

There was also a description of a supercharger for direct injection. Triples are naturally aspirated. 

So maybe it’s for H2, I think the ZX-10R doesn’t matter. But we believe there is a possibility that it will be adopted. 

The variable wing seems to also come 

“This is a rumor that has all the eyebrows, but KAWASAKI has also developed a variable cowling.

It changes when the side and rear cowls reach a certain speed, contributing to stable running.

I think that you can imagine the variable rear spoiler mounted on supercars etc. in terms of image.

However, aerodynamics are not very active on two wheels unless they have a considerable speed (unless they are running at the level of MotoGP). 

So we do not think that high aerodynamic performance is necessary for vehicles traveling on ordinary roads.

Even if you only use the circuit, that will not be allowed as a hybrid.

However, Honda has applied for a patent for an electronic control wing that looks like the CBR1000RR-R. 

The variable wing is already given the nod in SBK, and Kawasaki is a company that always comes up with more than expected.

so it seems possible that the advanced model will be equipped with a variable wing. But we think it’s unlikely.

The anticipation of other equipment

  • Variable valve mechanism: Only GSX-R1000R is used. There is no such patent as Kawasaki
  • Throttle-by-wire: A patent related to throttle-by-wire has been filed. It’s a mystery which model it’s for, and maybe that technology has already been adopted.
  • Lighting equipment: Full LED is particular. Other companies are like that.

Do we also see components in the upcoming ZX-10R from H2?

Honda didn’t give up on the variable valve mechanism, and we don’t think Kawasaki has applied for a patent like that. 

We can only think of about 1400 GTR if it is a model that uses a variable valve mechanism in Kawasaki. 

Kawasaki doesn’t have many images of the variable valve mechanism. So this area seems unlikely.

Mostly like that & trends of other companies

We don’t have much specific information about the equipment, but we believe that the possibility of a full model change in the 2021 model is high.

The YZF-R1 is a minor change in the 2020 model, and the CBR1000RR is a full model change in the 2020 model. 

The ZX-10R will be a complete model change in the 2021 model.


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