Kawasaki ZZR 1100 (ZX-11 Ninja)

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Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 / Ninja ZX-11 (ZX1100C) 1990-1992

The ' Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 ' appeared on the market in 1990 and was export oriented mainly to the countries of Europe and North America, although the model was also available in some countries of Asia and Australia over the years. In the North American market, the model was called “Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11”.

After entering the market, the Kawasaki ZZR 1100 immediately became the fastest mass-produced motorcycle in the world, reaching a top speed of about 290 km / h, and only in 1997 with the arrival of the model Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird lost this leadership.

The Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1052 cm³, delivering 147 hp in the full version. power and 110 Nm of torque. The maximum engine performance varied depending on the country where the motorcycle was sold, with the exception of North American models - only full-strength versions were supplied there. The engine from ZZR1100 in derated form was also installed on the road - Kawasaki ZRX1100.

Other features of the model include an aluminum frame, adjustable suspensions, an inertial boost system (Ram-Air), powerful 4-piston front brakes, a 6-speed gearbox, a 21 l fuel tank (24 l - since 1993) and 260 kg curb mass (269 kg - since 1993).

2001 was the last year of production of the model, after which it left the market, giving way to an updated version - Kawasaki ZZR 1200.

The main competitors of the Kawasaki ZZR 1100 in the class:


Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006
Kawasaki ZZ-R600 (ZX600E) 1993-2006


Specifications Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100:

ModelKawasaki ZZ-R1100 / Ninja ZX-11
Motorcycle typesports tourist
Release year1990-2001
Framealuminum tubular
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume1052 cm³
Bore / Stroke76.0 x 58.0 mm
Compression ratio11.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD40
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power147.0 h.p. (108.9 kW) @ 10,500 rpm - full-strength versions
Maximum torque110.0 Nm (11.2 kg * m) @ 8500 rpm - full-strength versions
Drive typechain
Front tire size120/70 VR17-V290 - ZX1100C

120/70 ZR17 - ZX1100D

Rear tire size170/60 VR17-V290 - ZX1100C

180/55 ZR17 - ZX1100D

Front brakes2 discs, 310mm, 4-piston calipers - ZX1100C

2 discs, 320mm, 4-piston calipers - ZX1100D

Rear brakes1 disc, 250mm, 1-piston caliper - ZX1100C

1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper - ZX1100D

Front suspension43mm Telescopic Fork KYB (Adjustable), 125mm Travel - ZX1100C

43mm KYB Telescopic Fork (Adjustable), 120mm Travel - ZX1100D

Rear suspensionPendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock KYB (adjustable), stroke - 120 mm - ZX1100C

Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock KYB (adjustable), travel - 112 mm - ZX1100D

Motorcycle length2175 mm - ZX1100C

2180 mm - ZX1100D

Motorcycle width720 mm - ZX1100C

730 mm - ZX1100D

Motorcycle height1210 mm - ZX1100C

1205 mm - ZX1100D

Wheelbase1480 mm - ZX1100C

1500 mm - ZX1100D

Saddle height780 mm
Minimum ground clearance110 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h2.95 sec.
Maximum speed272 km / h
Fuel tank capacity21.0 L - ZX1100C

24.0 L - ZX1100D

Motorcycle weight (dry)228 kg - ZX1100C

233 kg - ZX1100D

Motorcycle weight (curb)260 kg - ZX1100C

269 kg - ZX1100D