Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Launched In India: Here Are The Tyre Details
Published On 18-Sep-2023
Kawasaki pulled off a surprise by bringing the Ninja ZX-4R to the Indian shores, which has become India’s most affordable and smallest motorcycle with an inline-four engine. Here are all the details of its tyres and premium hardware it packs in:
- The Kawasaki ZX-4R has been priced at Rs 8.49 lakh and is being brought to India through the CBU route.
- The 17-inch alloy wheels of the Ninja ZX-4R are wrapped with 110/70 ZR17 at the front and 160/60 ZR17 at the rear.
- Powering the Ninja ZX-4R is a high-performance, liquid-cooled, inline-four, 399cc engine, which generates 77 PS of maximum power and 39 Nm of maximum torque.
- The Ninja ZX-4R is also the most affordable motorcycle from Kawasaki to feature a ram air intake for its engine.
Kawasaki is well-known for pulling off surprises by introducing its world-class motorcycles here in India as immediate launches. The recent launch in this string is the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R, the smaller of the two middleweight supersports from Kawasaki’s global lineup.
Like the Ninja ZX-6R, the newly launched Ninja ZX-4R also has a peaky inline-four motor, flagship ZX-10R-inspired styling and compact and lightweight chassis to make it a sharp and no-compromise track tool. We have compiled a detailed analysis of the tyre options offered on this sharp-edged mini-superport and the rest of its technical details:
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R: Tyres & Wheels
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R features 120/70 ZR17 front and 160/60 ZR17 rear tyre sizes, which it shares with the more sport-touring-oriented Ninja 650. And like the parallel-twin Ninja 650, the Ninja ZX-4R also comes with Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 tubeless radial tyres. These Dunlops are one of the most exclusive tyre options matching these tyre sizes and are primarily used in premium and powerful sports bikes.
The Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 have radial construction as standard, which allows it to have enhanced grip in both wet and dry conditions, and that too at all speeds. For more consistency in contact patch, the Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300 has an advanced belt design and jointless band construction utilizing a continuously wound belt. The aggressive sport-derived tread pattern, while increasing cornering stability, also adds to the overall aesthetics of the motorcycle.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R (front)
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R (rear)
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R: Looks & Design
Taking inspiration from the larger Ninja ZX models like the ZX-6R and ZX-10R, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R features an aggressive design language, with sharper body panels and a more focused riding posture over the parallel-twin Ninja 400. Here, the body panels are larger and pointier in their appearance, with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R also having dual-LED headlamps, front turn indicators integrated into the front fairing and LED tail lamp.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R also comes with a full-TFT 4.3-inch instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation and a dedicated track layout. There are four riding modes on offer in the Ninja ZX-4R – Sport, Rain, Road and a customizable ‘Rider’ mode for personalised traction control and power modes.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R: Engine & Specifications
The four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline-four, 399cc engine of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R has to be the star highlight of the package. Paired with a 6-speed transmission, the engine delivers a maximum power output of 77 PS, which can go up to 80 PS after taking the ram air assistance into account. The torque output of the ZX-4R is rated at 39 Nm.
Built around a trellis frame with optimized rigidity balance, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R has high-grade suspension components, comprising 37mm separate functioning forks at the front and a Showa BFRC mono-shock at the rear. For braking, it has dual 290mm discs at the front and a single 220mm disc at the rear.
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