Kawasaki is working on an all new ZX-10R superbike for 2016.
In recent years we’ve seen the superbike market taking a whole new direction with superbikes like Ducati 1199 Superleggera, Aprilia RSV4 RF, MV Agusta F4 RC and lets not forget about Yamaha’s new R1M. So, probably Kawasaki thought it’s time to revise the ZX-10R. According to Speedweek, a german publication, Kawasaki has some plans to bring a new generation for their superbike in 2016.
The news come from Guim Roda, the Team Manager of Kawasaki’s World Superbike Racing Team, who gave an interview in Speedweek. Roda explained in the interview that “we will have a new Kawasaki ZX-10R in 2016. The concept will be the same but, with some details and changes, it will be even more competitive.” So it is likely to see a new version of the green machine next year.
“Given that the current rules are very restricted, the motorbikes have to be developed with an eye on the sport. We are heading on a path that Aprilia, Ducati and BMW have already taken for this year by bringing out new bikes,” Roda added. The Superbike World Championship has changed over the years and now teams don’t have the possibility to develop their bikes to much. So, the bikes must come race ready from the factory even though they are production street oriented motorcycles.
If we look to Kawasaki’s WSBK competition, every manufacturer has race ready bikes from Ducati to Aprilia and Yamaha who will make a comeback to the series in 2016. So, a 200+ HP Kawasaki ZX-10R with full state of the art electronic package may come for 2016.