The Japanese bike manufacturer announced that the new range of 2011 Ninja ZX-10R bikes will arrive at dealers across UK starting this month, with this new image that was released showing that the two available colours will be green and black.
The initial launch date for the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R has been delayed due to some technical issues that resulted in poor engine performance, but the company is informing that a design update has been performed which meant replacing the camshaft,
valve springs and spring retainers for intake valves, and everything is ok.
The 2011 Ninja ZX-10R extracts 197 HP from a 998cc, 16-valve inline-four DOCH engine, and some of its new technology include the KIRB anti-lock brake system and the S-KTRC traction control system
Pricing for the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R starts at 11.700 GBP
Kawasaky press release :
Having suspended the public launch of the much
anticipated 2011 Ninja ZX-10R to investigate a technical issue, Kawasaki
Heavy Industries have now revealed the cause of concern and the
countermeasure to solve the issue.
It had been discovered that when some examples of the new 2011 Ninja
ZX-10R were operated at high rpm under unique riding conditions – such
as operating on a racetrack – the intake valve springs could surge.
Should this rare incidence occur it could cause one or more intake
valves to seat improperly, resulting in poor engine performance.
Having examined the very small number of machines which exhibited
this surge phenomenon, the Kawasaki factory engineers have designed and
fully tested a countermeasure which solves the problem without affecting
any facet of the new engine’s outstanding performance.
On the limited number of machines produced so far, the camshaft,
valve springs and spring retainers for intake valves are being replaced
to prevent the valve spring from surging. The same design update is
automatically being incorporated into the ongoing production run of the
newest and most powerful Ninja yet produced.
Speaking about the news, Sales and Marketing Manager for Kawasaki
Motors UK, Michael Johnstone congratulated the KHI engineers for their
work in advance of the anticipated start of sales in late January.
“While we have been thinking about Christmas and the New Year at this
festive time, a team of engineers in Japan have been exhaustively
testing new high performance components for the stunning new Ninja
ZX-10R. With the dealer launch of this and other incoming range models
on 27 January across the UK, this news is the best possible start to
2011 for Kawasaki dealers and riders”.

Source: Kawasaky