Kawasaki ZZR 1200
The sports tourist model Kawasaki ZZR 1200 appeared on the market in 2002 as a successor of the Kawasaki ZZ-R1100, which from 1990 to 1996. was recognized as the fastest mass-produced motorcycle in the world. However, with the advent of Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa, he lost this leadership, and Kawasaki continued the "arms race", offering the market a new model - ZX-12R. At the same time, the ZZ-R1200 model did not pretend to be a leading position, but was offered as a flagship sports tourist.
Compared to Kawasaki ZZ-R1100, the new model has received a number of technical differences:
- New engine. Increased its displacement (1052 → 1164 cc), lowered the compression ratio (11.0 → 10.6) and generally increased traction at low and medium revs, also increasing the maximum power to 155 hp.
- New look. The motorcycle received a modern design and specific optics of front and rear lights.
- Fuel tank. Reduced capacity (24 → 23 l).
- Pendants. Features and settings have been changed.
- Transmission. Reduced gear ratio of the first two gears.
- Curb weight. Increased by 2 kg compared to the last generation of the previous model (269 → 271 kg).
The Kawasaki ZZR 1200 was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1164 cc, producing up to 155 hp. power and up to 125 Nm of torque. European modifications, depending on the countries, had different power, most often less. Full strength versions have been supplied to markets in North America, Australia and Malaysia. This engine was subsequently also installed on Kawasaki ZRX 1200.
Other features of the motorcycle include an aluminum frame, adjustable suspensions, a hydraulic clutch, a 6-speed gearbox, powerful 4-piston front brakes, a 23 liter fuel tank and 271 kg of curb weight.
2005 was the last year of production of the Kawasaki ZZR1200, after which it left the market, subsequently giving way to the flagship - Kawasaki ZZR1400.
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Specifications Kawasaki ZZ-R 1200:
|Motorcycle type||sports tourist|
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||1164 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||79.0 x 59.4 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.6: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD40|
|Maximum power||155.0 h.p. (114.0 kW) @ 9800 rpm - full-strength versions|
|Maximum torque||125.0 Nm (12.7 kg * m) at 8200 rpm - full-strength versions|
|Front tire size||120/70 ZR17 M / C (58W)|
|Rear tire size||180/55 ZR17 M / C (73W)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 320mm, 4-piston calipers|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||43mm Telescopic Fork (Preload Adjustable), 120mm Travel - ZX1200C1-C2|
43mm Telescopic Fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 120mm travel - ZX1200C3-C4
|Rear suspension||Pendulum Uni-Trak with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 120 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2160 mm|
|Motorcycle width||755 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1245 mm|
|Saddle height||800 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||130 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||2.7 sec.|
|Maximum speed||275 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||23.0 l|
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||236 kg|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||271 kg|