Nerd’s Eye View: 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R


Front suspension preload is handled at the top of the fork tubes.
The selector switch for all the electronic settings is located on the left handlebar. The lap timer button is located here too.
Pretty standard issue controls on the right side of the handle bar. We believe that’s a bleed valve for the front brake master cylinder. Now only if this was common, it would make life easier on all of us that wrench on vehicles.
Race quality parts are used at the front-end of the bike. The Showa Balance Free Fork uses technology straight from World Superbike. The key feature is the remote reservoir which contains the damping valves.
Compression and rebound adjustments are located here at the bottom of the fork. Brembo monobloc calipers are used because their monobloc design maximizes strength while minimizing weight. You can see how the casting of the monobloc caliper has weight taken out of it wherever possible. Of course, the brake line is braided SS.

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