Kawasaki ZX-12R Ninja (ZX1200A, ZX1200B)

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (ZX1200A), 2000-2001

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.


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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) ...



Specifications Kawasaki ZX-12R:

Model Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
Motorcycle type sport
Release year 2000-2006
Frame aluminum (monocoque)
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
Cooling liquid
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

Ignition type transistor
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

Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
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 linkage 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