Kawasaki Ninja 2021 ZX10RR vs. 2020 ZX10RR. Does The Lime Green Upgraded Version Offer You The Ultimate User Experience?

Posted On : 03-05-2021


Kawasaki launched its plans for new improved and upgraded Ninja ZX10RR for the 2021 version. The announcement sparked a good debate among bike lovers about the changes and performance of the latest version.

With the release, many speculations came true as Kawasaki tried to set a higher standard even for itself with the new 2021 ZX10RR. After winning the WorldSBK world championship for consecutive six years, Kawasaki has finally made changes to the bike.

But do these changes make the Ninja ZX10RR perfect? Let's find out!


The all-new lime green Kawasaki Ninja ZX10RR has a major Facelift and minor technical changes. The main aim of the upgrade in the 2021 model is to achieve Euro 5 compliance.

Kawasaki installed a revised exhaust system and catalytic converter to accomplish the goal. Other than the looks, the new Ninja ZX10RR have few specs altered.

With almost the same spec as the previous version, Kawasaki has slightly tweaked the engine, electronics and chassis. The main highlight is the addition of new winglets to the front fairing.

2020 ZX10RR

New 2021 ZX10RR


Kawasaki claims that the Winglets in the 2021 model have improved the downward force by 17 per cent compared to the previous 2020 model, which did not have wings. Also, the new model is much user friendly with its taller windscreen.

Kawasaki has also added 5mm higher pegs, and the clip-on is 10mm forward and flatter than the 2020 model. Another notable improvement is the large openings in the fairings to help in dissipating the engine heat.

Kawasaki has designed these openings to direct air through the newly added air-cooled oil cooler working independently on its own circuit. The 2021 Ninja ZX10RR is fitted with new Marchesini forged wheels to match the powerful engine's speed.



As for the chassis, Kawasaki has made an improvement there too. Comparing to the 2020 model, the revised geometry of the chassis increases the weight bias by 2%. The wheelbase is also 10mm longer because of the elongated 8mm swingarm.

The swingarm pivot is lowered by 1mm, and seat height is raised to 32.9 inches, improving the bike's race position and aerodynamics. All these changes result in one thing, improving the handling of the bike.


You may think, what the hell? What's the effect of these minor changes, but a true bike lover knows. These little tweaks make a huge impact when it comes to the speed and flickability of the bike.
Now Kawasaki has also updated the engine to improve the performance further. The engine now comes with new Pankl titanium con-rods and lighter pistons than the previous version.

Kawasaki has also installed a new crankshaft and intake/ exhaust springs and has let go of the intake funnels from the inbox. Not many engines upgrade!
It's an upgraded version, but many might say that other than changing colour from black to lime green, what's the difference as the power remains the same? But you may be pleased by the fact that it's an improvement to the previous version giving you hope for even better performance in future.



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