Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (ZX1200A, ZX1200B): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 2000-2006

Predecessor: Kawasaki ZZ-R1100

Successor: Kawasaki ZZ-R1400 (ZX-14R)

Models
Kawasaki ZX-12R (ZX1200A)

2000-2001

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-12R (ZX1200B1-B2)

2002-2003

(all markets)

Kawasaki ZX-12R (ZX1200B3-B6F)

2004-2006

(all markets)

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (ZX1200A), 2000-2001
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (ZX1200B1-B2), 2002-2003
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (ZX1200B3-B6F), 2004-2006

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2000 All markets Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-A1

2001 All markets Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-A2

2002 All markets Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-B1

2003 All markets Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-B2

2004 North America, Europe, Asia Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-B3

2005 North America, Europe, Asia Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-B4

2006 Europe, Asia Name: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Code: ZX1200-B6F

Specifications

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2080 mm / 81,9 in – ZX1200A

2085 mm / 82,1 in – ZX1200B

Overall width 725 mm / 28,5 in – ZX1200A

740 mm / 29,1 in – ZX1200B

Overall height 1185 mm / 46,6 in – ZX1200A

1200 mm / 47,2 in – ZX1200B

Seat height 810 mm / 31,9 in – ZX1200A

820 mm / 32,3 in – ZX1200B

Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56,7 in – ZX1200A

1450 mm / 57,1 in – ZX1200B

Ground clearance 120 mm / 4,7 in
Dry weight 210 kg / 463 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 243 kg / 536 lbs – ZX1200A

246 kg / 543 lbs – ZX1200B

FRAME Type Press backbone (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel Inverted fork 43 mm KYB (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,72 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (fully adjustable) , 140 mm / 5,51 in
Front tire size 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear tire size 200/50 ZR17 M/C (75W)
Front brake Double disc, 320 mm, 6-piston calipers – ZX1200A, ZX1200B1-B2

Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers – ZX1200B3-B6F

Rear brake Single disc, 230 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 20,0 l / 5,3 US gal – ZX1200A

19,0 l / 5,0 US gal – ZX1200B

Trail 93 mm / 3,7 in – ZX1200A

98 mm / 3,9 in – ZX1200B

Fuel economy 7,33 l / 100 km (32,1 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 83,0 x 55,4 mm
Displacement 1199 cm³ (73,16 cu in)
Compression ratio 12.2:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 181,0 hp (133,0 kW) / 10500 rpm – full-power version – ZX1200A

178,0 hp (131,0 kW) / 9500 rpm – full-power version – ZX1200B

Max. torque 137,0 Nm (14,0 kgf*m) / 7500 rpm – full-power version – ZX1200A

134,0 Nm (13,7 kgf*m) / 7500 rpm – full-power version – ZX1200B

0 to 100 km/h 2,91 sec
Top speed 299 km/h (186 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel Injection, 4x Mikuni 46 EIS – ZX1200A, ZX1200B1-B2

Fuel Injection, 4x Keihin 46 mm – ZX1200B3-B6F

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.596
Final reduction 2.556
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.429

1.824

1.440

1.250

1.130

1.033

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 35A 14V at 5000 rpm – ZX1200A

Three-phase AC, 31A 14V at 5000 rpm – ZX1200B

Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R

Videos

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R: video.

KAWASAKI NINJA ZX12R 2003 WALKAROUND

Manuals

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R: manuals, parts, microfiches.