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 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
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The Ninja was developed as the flagship of the Kawasaki super sports range of bikes under the concept of being "the fastest in the world". Application of an aluminum monocoque frame shortened the vehicle width, and the developed focused on obtaining the ultimate aerodynamic performance. The model was developed for wide ranging use from general roads to circuits.
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Storage location:KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, CONSUMER PRODUCTS SALES DIVISION (1-1, Kawasaki-cho, Akashi-shi, Hyogo-ken 673-8666)
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Year manufactured:2000
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Manufacturer:Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On display (static): not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
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Model:ZXT20A
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Company name:Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Year manufactured:2000
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Model / Weight
Style:Motor cycle (super sports line)
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Passenger capacity:2
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Weight:243 kg
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Front axle weight:125 kg
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Rear axle weight:118 kg
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Body / Size
Overall length:2080 mm
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Overall width:725 mm
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Overall height:1185 mm
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Headlamp type:Sealed beam 12 V, 65/55 W halogen
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Tire size (front):120/70 ZR17 M/C 58W
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Tire size (rear):200/50 ZR17 M/C 75W
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Stamped back bone
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Suspension type (front):Telescopic (inverted)
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Suspension type (rear):Unitrack swing arm
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Wheelbase:1440 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Separate handle
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Brakes (front):Hydraulic dual disc
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Brakes (rear):Hydraulic single disc
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Damper (front):Oil damper, coil spring, φ43
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Damper (rear):Gas charged, oil damper, coil spring
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Water-cooled 4-stroke, 4-valve
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Cylinder arrangement:Parallel 4-cylinder
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Valve train:DOHC
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Carburetor:Fuel injection (φ46×4)
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Bore x stroke:83×55.4
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Displacement:1,199 cm³
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Ignition system:TCBI
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Max. power/r.p.m.:131 kW/10500 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:134 N・m/7500 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Catalyst
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Supercharger:None
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Lubrication method:Wet sump
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Start method:Self
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Fuel tank capacity:20 L
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Drive-train
Transmission:6-speed return
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Power transmission method:Chain
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Clutch type:Wet multiple disc
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Performance
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