Kawasaki Australia has confirmed that the updated ZX-10R supersports model, as well as its high-spec ZX-10RR sibling, will land in local showrooms in December.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed, however, the outgoing ZX-10R 2020 is priced from $23,900 plus on-road costs, while the ZX-10RR from 2019 is quoted at $35,500.
Meanwhile, the new KLX300 dual-sport and the KLX300SM supermotard will not be coming to Australia “at this stage”, according to the brand’s local wing.
The news comes as Kawasaki’s global HQ unveiled a number of new models, as well as a range-topping Z H2 SE variant that adds adaptive suspension.
Kawasaki also uncovered its new Versys 1000 S adventure bike recently, which is now available in Australia from $19,999 plus on-road costs.
For 2021, the ZX-10R and ZX-10RR receive a facelift, with a newly designed fairing with integrated winglets, new electronics, as well as minor chassis adjustments.
The 998cc inline four-cylinder engine also benefits from new internal components, exhaust and oil-cooler, while outputs remain at 147kW and 113.5Nm.
An updated rider-assistance suite sees more advanced rider modes, with the choice of Sport, Road and Rain, as well as four manual modes.
The new ZX-10R also benefits from a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone mirroring, as well as electronic cruise control as standard.
As before, the electronics suite also includes advanced traction control, launch control, cornering ABS, engine brake control, an up/down quickshifter, power modes and an electronic Ohlins steering damper.
Other performance changes include revised suspension said to improve ride comfort, braking stability and front-end feel, while the Brembo braking system is enhanced with new rear pads.
Ergonomic adjustments see a taller windshield, revised handlebar position and taller footpegs.
Along with the redesigned front end with integrated winglets, the ZX-10R’s styling is distinguished by new LED lighting and a ram-air intake design.
The high-spec ZX-10RR is built in limited numbers, with its primary purpose being for World Superbike homologation.
With motorsport in mind, the Kawasaki ZX-10RR sees new camshafts, valve springs and lightweight titanium internal engine parts made by Pankl.
The smaller 2021 ZX-6R launched earlier this year priced from $15,199 plus on-road costs, available exclusively in KRT Edition guise.
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