Kawasaki WSBK Team Tests New 2021 Ninja ZX-10RR Superbike

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By Dennis Chung

Kawasaki‘s World Superbike racing team has begun testing of the 2021 Ninja ZX-10RR, revealing the superbike’s new look. As KRT riders Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes take the new Ninja out on the Jerez circuit, Kawasaki confirmed the production model ZX-10RR, and presumably the Ninja ZX-10R as well, will be revealed on Nov. 23.

We’ll have to wait until then for full technical details, but we already have a good idea of what the updated 2021 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR look like. Photos and video from Kawasaki’s racing team provide show how the ZX-10RR looks in the team’s KRT Winter Testing livery, confirming the new look we uncovered in Australian certification filings.

KRT Ninja ZX-10RR 2021 in Jerez Winter Test

Discover more next Monday (23-11-20) at YouTube Kawasaki Motors pic.twitter.com/3bKes2esEh

— KRT WorldSBK (@KRT_WorldSBK) November 18, 2020

Warming up @jonathanrea ‘s 2020 & 2021 bikes for Jerez Winter Test day 2 pic.twitter.com/bB5mfUZ0bf

— KRT WorldSBK (@KRT_WorldSBK) November 18, 2020

Kawasaki also shared onboard video of a lap of Jerez, letting us hear how the ZX-10RR sounds:

KRT Ninja ZX-10RR 2021 on board lap to Jerez Circuit.@MotoplasticPuig https://t.co/Dedz8fi7nJ pic.twitter.com/TSz9emBCNI

— KRT WorldSBK (@KRT_WorldSBK) November 18, 2020

When we first published the photos from the Australian certification documents, the initial reaction to the new look was… less than positive. The ZX-10RR’s new face draws a lot from the Kawasaki H2, and in the Winter Test livery there’s a bit of a Darth Vader look to it as well.

What is a bit surprising is a lack of winglets that the ZX-10RR’s competitors all seem to be adopting. The Ducati Panigale V4 R, for example, has winglets protruding from either side of the headlights while the Honda CBR1000RR-R has its …read more

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