The Kawasaki ZX-12R Ninja is a high-performance motorcycle from 2004, powered by a liquid-cooled, transverse four-cylinder, 1199cc engine. It has a compression ratio of 12.2:1 and is lubricated by synthetic 10W/40 engine oil, with electronic fuel injection and digital ignition. The bike has a maximum power output of 178 horsepower at 10500 rpm and a maximum torque of 134 Nm at 7500 rpm. It has a 6-speed transmission and a chain final drive, with a wet, multiple-disc clutch.
Suspension is handled by a 43mm upside-down cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 12-way rebound and 12-way compression damping at the front, and a Bottom-Link with gas-charged shock: piggy-back reservoir, adjustable spring preload, 18-way rebound, and 20-way compression damping at the rear. The front wheel has 2x 320mm discs with 6 piston calipers and the rear wheel has a single 230mm disc with a 2 piston caliper. The front and rear tires have sizes of 120/70 ZR17 and 200/50 ZR17, respectively.
Other specifications include a rake of 24 degrees, a trail of 107 mm, a ground clearance of 119 mm, and a seat height of 820 mm. The motorcycle has a dry weight of 210 kg and a wet weight of 245 kg, with a fuel capacity of 20 liters. It consumes an average of 14.8 km/lit and can go from standing 1/4 mile in 10.3 seconds. It has a top speed of 303.2 km/h or 188.3 mph.
Make Model: Kawasaki ZX-12R Ninja
Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 1199 cc / 73.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 83 x 55.4 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump
Engine Oil: Synthetic, 10W/40
Induction: Electronic fuel injection
Ignition: Digital ignition
Spark Plug: NGK, CR9EKPA
Max Power: 178 hp / 131 kW @ 10500 rpm
Max Torque: 134 Nm / 13.66 kgf-m @ 7500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: 43mm upside-down cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 12-way rebound and 12-way compression damping.
Front Wheel Travel: 120 mm / 4.5 in
Rear Suspension: Bottom-Link with gas-charged shock: piggy-back reservoir, adjustable spring preload, 18-way rebound and 20-way compression damping
Rear Wheel Travel: 123 mm / 4.8 in
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm discs 6 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 230mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre: 200/50 ZR17
Rake: 24 degrees
Trail: 107 mm / 3.9 in
Dimensions: Length 2120 mm / 82.1 in Width 739 mm / 29.1 in Height 1199 mm / 47.2 in
Wheelbase: 1450 mm / 57.1 in
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 in
Ground clearance: 119 mm / 4.7 in.
Dry Weight: 210 kg / 463 lbs.
Wet Weight: 245 kg / 540 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 20 Litres / 5.0 gal
Consumption Average: 14.8 km/lit
Standing 1/4 Mile: 10.3 sec
Top Speed: 303.2 km/h / 188.3 mph
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