Kawasaki ZX-12R Ninja (ZX1200A, ZX1200B)
The sports bike model Kawasaki ZX-12R appeared in 2000 as a successor to the model Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 and as Suzuki's answer to its model Hayabusa, which at the time of its release became the fastest production motorcycle in the world. The ZX-12R was designed to reclaim Kawasaki's primacy.
The Kawasaki ZX-12R was based on a specially developed engine, which is an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled unit with a volume of 1199 cc, producing up to 181 hp. power and up to 137 Nm of torque. The motorcycle was also equipped with an inertial boost system, which, at its maximum performance, increased power to 190 hp.
In 2002, the model underwent a slight restyling, having received updates on the engine and chassis.
In 2004, the model receives a new control unit, immobilizer and new radial 4-piston calipers (instead of 6-piston).
2006 was the last year of production for the Kawasaki ZX-12R, after which it was replaced by a new model - Kawasaki ZX-14R (ZZ-R1400).
The Kawasaki ZX-12R features an aluminum frame, fully adjustable sports suspensions in the form of an inverted fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear, an inertial boost system, powerful disc brakes, a fuel injection system, a 6-speed gearbox, a 20 l fuel tank (19 l - since 2002) and from 243 kg of curb weight.
The advent of such powerful sports bikes as the Kawasaki ZX-12R and Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa ushered in a new class of motorcycles - hypersport. And although the ZX-12R was faster than the Hayabusa in terms of performance, most consumers still preferred the model from Suzuki, which ultimately forced Kawasaki to develop a new flagship - Kawasaki ZX-14R (ZZ-R1400) ...
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Specifications Kawasaki ZX-12R:
|Model||Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R|
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||1199 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||83.0 x 55.4 mm|
|Compression ratio||12.2: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Injector, 4x Mikuni 46 EIS - ZX1200A, ZX1200B1-B2|
Injector, 4x Keihin 46 mm - ZX1200B3-B6F
|Maximum power||181.0 hp (133.0 kW) @ 10,500 rpm - Full Power Versions - ZX1200A|
178.0 h.p. (131.0 kW) @ 9500 rpm - Full Power Versions - ZX1200B
|Maximum torque||137.0 Nm (14.0 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - Full Power Versions - ZX1200A|
134.0 Nm (13.7 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - Full Power Versions - ZX1200B
|Front tire size||120/70 ZR17 M / C (58W)|
|Rear tire size||200/50 ZR17 M / C (75W)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 320mm, 6-piston calipers - ZX1200A, ZX1200B1-B2|
2 discs, 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers - ZX1200B3-B6F
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 230 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||43mm KYB Inverted Fork (All Adjustments), 120mm Travel|
|Rear suspension||Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock KYB (all adjustments), stroke - 140 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2080 mm - ZX1200A|
2085 mm - ZX1200B
|Motorcycle width||725 mm - ZX1200A|
740 mm - ZX1200B
|Motorcycle height||1185 mm - ZX1200A|
1200 mm - ZX1200B
|Wheelbase||1440 mm - ZX1200A|
1450 mm - ZX1200B
|Saddle height||810 mm - ZX1200A|
820 mm - ZX1200B
|Minimum ground clearance||120 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||2.91 sec.|
|Maximum speed||299 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||20.0 L - ZX1200A|
19.0 L - ZX1200B
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||210 kg|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||243 kg - ZX1200A|
246 kg - ZX1200B