THE CLOSEST THING TO A WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPION MACHINE
The track-focused 998 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line four engine offers linear power delivery right to its heady peak power. For maximum track-riding efficiency, great care was taken to ensure ideal engine manageability during all parts of the corner: getting off the throttle in corner entry, getting back on the throttle mid-corner, opening the throttle on corner exit. Peak torque is in the higher rpm range, eliminating the torque peaks and valleys that make it difficult for racers to open the throttle with confidence.
The engine is more responsive, spinning up more quickly with benefits both for acceleration, deceleration and cornering performance. The feedback from Kawasaki’s WSBK factory race machine and ongoing development research contribute to increased power and Euro 4 emissions compliance.Heat-resistant titanium header pipes and silencer contribute to performance, long-lasting durability, light weight and mass centralisation.