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Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R vs Yamaha YZF R1 Comparison

Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R vs Yamaha YZF R1

Yamaha YZF R1 Price starts at Rs. 20.39 lakh which is Rs. 6.40 lakh costlier than Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R priced at Rs. 13.99 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is 12 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Yamaha YZF R1 is 15 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R is powered by 998 cc engine where as Yamaha YZF R1 is powered by 998 cc engine. Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R is available in 3 different colours while Yamaha YZF R1 comes with 2 colours. 68% users have chosen Yamaha YZF R1 over Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R vs Yamaha YZF R1 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type In-Line Four, 16-Valves, DOHC 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves, DOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 998 cc 998 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 203 PS @ 13500 rpm 200 PS @ 13500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 76 mm 79 mm
Stroke 55 mm 50.9 mm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital TCI (Digital)
Compression Ratio 13.0:1 13.0:1
Engine Immobilizer Yes
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 6 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type Unified Braking System
0-60 kmph (sec) 2.84s 2.96s
Quarter Mile
Braking (60-0 kmph)
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
Mileage (Highway)
Mileage (Overall)
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 12 kmpl 15 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec)
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front 43 mm inverted Balance Free Front Fork with external compression chamber, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs. Telescopic Forks
Chassis Twin Spar, Cast Aluminium Diamond
Suspension-Rear Horizontal Back-link with BFRC lite gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring Swingarm
Tyre Size Front :-120/70-ZR17 Rear :-190/55-ZR17 Front :-120/70-17 Rear :-190/55-17
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch Rear :-17 inch Front :-17 inch Rear :-17 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2085*740*1145 2055*690*1150
Wheelbase(mm) 1440 mm 1405 mm
Length 2085 mm 2055 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 145 mm 130 mm
Height 1145 mm 1150 mm
Seat Height 835 mm 855 mm
Width 740 mm 690 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 17 L 17 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 330 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 220 mm 220 mm
Battery Type
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Battery
Range
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp LED LED
Alternator
Power Modes Yes Yes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Super Bikes, Sports Bikes Super Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Digital
Handle Type
Tachometer
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes
External Fuel Filling
Clock
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Liquid Cooled
Console Digital Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Digital
Central Locking
Navigation
Mobile Connectivity No No
EBS
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
DRLs
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years) 2
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 30000

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Q. Which one is better Yamaha R1 or ZX10 R, in terms of road presence, pick up, handling posture, engine, reliability, bulkiness, firing, pillion rider seat comfort?
  • 10R is way cheaper. Looks R1 is better. Forget about comfort in superbikes.
  • Zx10r is the beast among litre class bikes..that's what I can say .. but R1 is also a good bike with its own features . 10r is best.
  • Obviously zx10R because presence of road or pillion rider seat comfort,or it is lower price then the Yamaha R1 so l suggest zx10R
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Q. I am confused between Hayabusa Or ninja Zx10r?
  • In terms of design, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R remains unchanged. The only difference is that it now offered only in the KRT edition colour scheme along with subtle changes to the body graphics. The ZX-10R comes with a quickshifter, traction control (S-KTRC), multiple power modes, launch control (KLCM), cornering management (KCMF) and engine braking functionality (KEBC). With the massive price drop, the Kawasaki ZX-10R easily undercuts its chief rival, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, by a huge margin. The ZX-10R was already a capable superbike, the pricing has just made it even sweeter! On the other hand, touted to be one of the greatest motorcycles to have made in the history of mankind, the Hayabusa is indeed a one of a kind motorcycle. One of the fastest motorcycles on the planet, the Hayabusa’s overall design has now become iconic, with the basic silhouette remaining same with limited changes in its entire life span of almost two decades. The Hayabusa comes fitted with a mighty four stroke, four cylinder, liquid cooled, 1340cc engine, which makes almost 200 PS of power, making it one of the fastest and most powerful motorcycle engine. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://www.zigwheels.com/bikes/dealers
  • Both of these super Japanese motorcycles are acceleration hungry monsters but very suggest you go for Suzuki Hayabusa on the track speed and handling is what matters and Suzuki Hayabusa has proved it many time such as Suzuki Hayabusa (or GSX1300R) is a sports bike motorcycle made by Suzuki since 1999 to 2013. It immediately won acclaim as the world's fastest production motorcycle, with a top speed of 303 to 312 km/h (188 to 194 mph).In 2004 and 2005 the ZX-10R won Best Superbike from Cycle World magazine and the international Masterbike competition. To know more about this we suggest you take a test ride of the vehicle and then decide the comfort and ergonomics of the vehicle. Click the given link to know more difference between these two motorcycles. Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R vs Suzuki Hayabusa Comparison:- https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparison/kawasaki-ninja-zx-10r-vs-suzuki-hayabusa
  • In terms of design, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R remains unchanged. The only difference is that it now offered only in the KRT edition colour scheme along with subtle changes to the body graphics. The ZX-10R comes with a quickshifter, traction control (S-KTRC), multiple power modes, launch control (KLCM), cornering management (KCMF) and engine braking functionality (KEBC). It has mind blowing performance, Brilliant Handling, Loaded with electronic goodies but has scarce dealership network. But if you want a super fast sports tourer that handles almost like a sports bike, then the Hayabusa is the better option.
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Q. Which is better bike Kawasaki ZX10R or Yamaha R1?
  • The YZF-R1 is powered by a 998cc, in-line four, liquid cooled engine which makes 200PS power. The ECU is programmed with five different types of control systems, including traction control, slide control, launch control and quick shifter. It has undergone a number of changes to keep itself updated in the highly competitive world of superbikes. But with rivals upping the ante, the R1 seems a little bit left out yet it remains one of the most highly desired superbikes in the country due its handling prowess and performance. Whereas, Powering the motorcycle is the same 998cc, inline-four, liquid-cooled engine capable of producing 200PS of power at 13,000rpm and 113.5Nm of torque at 11,500rpm. It comes equipped with a twin spar cast aluminium frame, 43mm USD front forks and a rear monoshock. Kawasaki dropped a bomb by announcing the prices of the 2018 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR. Thanks to local assembly, the Japanese manufacturer has been able to price the ZX-10R at a tempting Rs 12.80 lakh. This makes the ZX-10R the most affordable litre-class superbike in the country. With the massive price drop, the Kawasaki ZX-10R easily undercuts its chief rival, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, by a huge margin. The ZX-10R was already a capable superbike, the pricing has just made it even sweeter! Ultimately, it boils down to your requirement. Do take a test ride in order to clear all your doubts.
  • The YZF-R1 has undergone a number of changes to keep itself updated in the highly competitive world of superbikes. But with rivals upping the ante, the R1 seems a little bit left out yet it remains one of the most highly desired superbikes in the country due its handling prowess and performance. On the other hand, With the massive price drop, the Kawasaki ZX-10R easily undercuts its chief rival, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, by a huge margin. The ZX-10R was already a capable superbike, the pricing has just made it even sweeter. This makes the ZX-10R the most affordable litre-class superbike in the country. Do take atest ride in order to choose one.
  • Both are better bike in the world.
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