Filed Under (Kawasaki) by admin on 05-11-2010

the all new 1352 cm3 engine is the most powerful production engine that Kawasaki has ever built. ! The engine is designed to deliver the perfect balance of power, torque and driveability. ! The torque delivery is very linear, so there is no powerband, as such, but riders will notice an extra push once the rev counter passes 6,000 r/min. ! The sheer amount of torque available makes pulling away in almost any gear possible (at 2,000 r/min the engine produces over 98 N. m of torque) . ! The layout of the engine was carefully designed to maintain a compact engine. The engine width is approximately the same as the ZX-12R. ! Gear driven secondary balancers virtually eliminate vibration for a smooth vibration free engine and aid rider comfort. FUEL SYSTEM ! Idle speed control system contributes to easy starting and ensures the catalysers reach their optimum operating temperature quickly. ! The fuel reservoir is located at the rear of the tank and extends below the seat, contributing to the centralised mass. TRANSMISSION ! Hydraulically operated clutch with a radial mounted clutch master cylinder for smooth clutch operation. CHASSIS ! The next generation aluminium monocoque frame is an advance on Kawasakiís unique ZX-12R frame. The aluminium box section runs over the engine minimising the width of the bike. Lightweight and very stiff, this sophisticated frame gives the bike both responsive handling qualities and incredible stability. ! Already more rigid than a twin spar design, with the engine solidly mounted the monocoqueís torsional rigidity is further increased. Using the engine as a stressed member allows the engineers to make the frame lighter. The air box and battery are housed inside the frame contributing to the compact layout. ! Our engineers made full use of the design freedom given to them by the engineís compact size. The engineís forward position in the frame, the wheelbase and front/rear wheel weight balance were all carefully chosen to achieve both high speed stability and lightweight, responsive handling. The wheelbase is shorter than the ZZR1200 but longer than the ZX-12R. SUSPENSION ! Inverted 43 mm front cartridge forks and Uni-Trak linkage rear suspension complement the highly rigid frame, offering both controllability at speed and superb road holding when sport riding. BRAKE SYSTEM ! Petal disc brakes, radial mounted front calipers and a radial mount front brake master cylinder ensure excellent stopping power and feel.