2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R SE gets the semi-active suspension
2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R SE: Kawasaki has extended this supersport ZX-10’s family at the 2017 EICMA Bicycle show in Milan, Italy with the Ninja ZX-10R SE’s introduction. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE features Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) developed in cooperation with Showa.
The 2017 World Superbike model becomes the first Kawasaki motorcycle to acquire the digital suspension which utilizes an inertial measurement unit and detectors in the Showa suspension to correct settings in milliseconds depending upon the requirements.
The KECS uses solenoids to alter the damping settings instead of stepper motors. The suspension movement per millisecond is measured by the sensors on the front forks and rear monoshock suspension. The measurement unit relays the data to ECU which decides the best damping settings.
The two modes provide softer or base configurations, whereas the mode allows tweaking the settings of compression damping and extension. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE is equipped with top-of-the-range Showa suspension installation using a Balance Free Cushion monoshock setup and Balance Free front forks. Upgrades on the ZX-10R SE will be the shifter and the wheels in the ZX-10RR.
The motor is coupled to some gearbox. No other changes are done to the bike. The accession of the suspension system adds the bike and 2kg together. The Ninja ZX-10R SE’s kerb weight stands in 208kg as compared to the 206kg of the base model. The motorcycle is available in Metallic Matt Graphite Gray color options and Metallic Flat Spark Black.
The Ninja ZX-10R SE is the motorcycle from Kawasaki’s secure to acquire semi-active suspension that is electronic. The ride quality will be exceptional with the suspension. Apart from that, the remaining specifications remain the same.