Quick Comparison: Honda CBR1000RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Honda CBR1000RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Honda CBR1000RR and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R are the two closest rivals in the Indian market. The latter is the most affordable litre-class product while the former claims to be the lightest of its kind. Apart from these two standard versions, both models can be had in the race-spec version at a higher price tag.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is available with a 998cc, four-cylinder engine producing 200 HP of maximum power and 113.5 Nm of torque. The new CBR1000RR is available with a 999cc engine, producing 189 HP of maximum power and 114 Nm of torque. The weight difference between both the bikes is 10 kg.

Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

The considerable difference helps the CBR1000RR claim impressive acceleration and reduces the effect of lower than usual output. Honda CBR1000RR comes in impressive shade options while ZX-10R can only be had in one colour combination. The most powerful motorcycle of this segment is Kawasaki Ninja H2R while the huge price difference makes these two the most value for money options in the litre-class segment.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Honda CBR1000RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Engine & Performance

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

  • Displacement: 998cc
  • Max Power: 200 HP @ 13,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 113.5 NM @ 11,500 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 300 kph

Honda CBR1000RR

  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Max Power: 189 HP @ 13,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 114 NM @ 11,000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders: 4
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 299 kph

Brakes & Suspension

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

  • Front Brake: Dual 330mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: 43mm USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock
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Honda CBR1000RR

  • Front Brake: Dual 320mm Discs
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: 43mm USD Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Adjustable Monoshock

Tyres & Frame

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 190/55-ZR17
  • Frame: Twin Spar Cast Aluminum

Honda CBR1000RR

  • Front Tyre: 120/70-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 190/50-ZR17
  • Frame: Diamond Aluminum Composite Twin Spar

Dimensions & Weight

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

  • Overall Length: 2090mm
  • Overall Width: 745mm
  • Overall Height: 1145mm
  • Wheelbase: 1440mm
  • Seat Height: 835mm
  • Kerb Weight: 206 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 17-liters
  • Ground Clearance: 145mm

Honda CBR1000RR

  • Overall Length: 2065mm
  • Overall Width: 720mm
  • Overall Height: 1125mm
  • Wheelbase: 1405mm
  • Seat Height: 832mm
  • Kerb Weight: 196 kg
  • Tank Capacity: 16.2-litres
  • Ground Clearance: 129mm

Ex-Showroom Price

  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: INR 14.30 lakh
  • Honda CBR1000RR: INR 16.43 lakh
Quick Comparison: Honda CBR1000RR vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
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