Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R For Sale

The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a premium sports bike and is powered by a 998cc inline 4 engine which puts out 197bhp.

What Is It?

  • Handling, traction control, brakes, super smooth power
  • Electronic steering damper, reports of the screen wobbling

It's powered by a liquid cooled 998cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 197.3bhp at 13,000rpm and maximum torque at 11,500rpm. RRP in 2018 was £14,150, £14,300 for the KRT edition and £14,950 for the Performance edition.

Features include:

  • Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 220mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Adjustable Showa 43mm BPF upside down fork with 120mm travel
  • Adjustable Showa rear shock with 114mm travel
  • 3 power modes: Road, Track, Manual
  • Launch control, 3-level traction control
  • Slipper clutch, 4->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Kawasaki's 2011 model was a complete technical and visual re-design, introducing traction control, Showa Big Piston Fork technology, Titanium down tubes, a slipper clutch and a good 10kg shaved off the weight. The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a Bridgestone 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

The optional ABS system, or Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System (KIBS), adds 3kg to the weight and added £1000 to the price.

Colours: Green, green/black, white (2017)

2012 introduced new colour schemes and 2013 saw the steering damper replaced with an Ohlins electronic damper. Only the colour schemes on offer changed in 2014 and in 2015 only black or 30th Anniversary schemes were offered.

2016: £13,800 KRT edition launched with special green/black paint scheme. £14,400 Performance edition launched with Akrapovic exhaust.

2017: Track focused ZX-10RR launched with Brembo M50 calipers, a quickshifter, forged wheels and ready for race tuning.

2018: KRT Replica gets a new lime green/grey/black colour scheme. ZX-10R SE launched with a super fast electronic suspension system, forged wheels from the RR and up/down quickshifter.

2019: Minor changes to valve train with finger follower valve actuation allows the motor to spin up faster and make a few more bhp at the top end. The top of the engine is painted red to mark the change.

Did You Know?

It's also known as the ZX1000

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2011 £6,100 £4,900 £4,300 14,100
2012 £6,750 £5,400 £4,700 12,400
2013 £7,450 £5,950 £5,200 10,700
2014 £8,250 £6,600 £5,800 8,800
2015 £9,150 £7,300 £6,400 6,900
2016 £10,150 £8,100 £7,100 5,100
2017 £11,200 £9,000 £7,850 3,700
2018 £12,400 £9,900 £8,700 2,100
2019 £14,500 £11,650 £10,200 450

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How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around We Monitor
2011 706 141 847 Rarely for sale
2012 612 105 717 Rarely for sale
2013 742 75 817 Rarely for sale


RM/2011/018, issued 02/08/2011, affected 628 bikes

The main wiring harness can can rub against the rear of the motorcycle frame, this can cause the engine to stop running and leave the rider in a vulnerable situation.

Vehicle Ids:

JKAZXT00JJA000021 to JKAZXT00JJA006446
JKAZXT00JKA000007 to JKAZXT00JKA006442

RM/2012/003, issued 02/03/2012, affected 3,656 bikes

It is possible for the regulator circuit board to get too hot which will lead to uncontrolled charging current output. This can cause discharge of the battery which may result in difficult starting, or in some circumstances, engine stall while riding creating the potential for an accident.

Vehicle Ids:

JKAZXT00EEA000006 to JKAZXT00EEA025541
JKAZT00FFA000004 to JKAZXT00FFA003284
JKAZX600RRA000022 to JKAZX600RRA033748