Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat): review, history, specs


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Class: sport-touring

Production: 1988-1990

Predecessor: Kawasaki GPZ1000RX

Successor: Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 (ZX-11)

Model
Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat)

(Europe, North America, Australia)

1988-1990

Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1988 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat)

Code: ZX1000-B1

1989 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat)

Code: ZX1000-B2

1990 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat)

Code: ZX1000-B3

Specifications

Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2170 mm / 85,4 in

2200 mm / 86,6 in – ZX-10 (Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, West Germany)

Overall width 715 mm / 28,1 in
Overall height 1240 mm / 48,8 in
Seat height 790 mm / 31,1 in
Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58,7 in
Ground clearance 125 mm / 4,9 in
Dry weight 222 kg / 489 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 254 kg / 560 lbs
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork, 135 mm / 5,3 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-trak with air-assisted mono-shock (4-way adjustable rebound damping), 120 mm / 4,7 in
Front tire size 120/70-ZR17
Rear tire size 160/60-ZR18
Front brake Double disc, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 22,0 l / 5,81 US gal
Trail 101 mm (3,97 in)
Fuel economy / consumption 5,6 l / 100 km (42 US mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders inline
Bore & Stroke 74,0 x 58,0 mm
Displacement 997 cm³ (60,8 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1

10.2:1 – ZX-10 (France)

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 137,0 hp (101,0 kW) / 10000 rpm – max. for full-power version
Max. torque 103,0 Nm (10,5 kg*m) / 9000 rpm – max. for full-power version
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 3,4 sec.
Top speed 270 km/h (168 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVKD36
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.732
Final reduction 2.647
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.800

2.000

1.590

1.333

1.153

1.035

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 336W at 6000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat): images, gallery.

Kawasaki ZX-10 Tomcat (ZX1000B)
Kawasaki ZX-10 Tomcat (ZX1000B)
Kawasaki ZX-10 Tomcat (ZX1000B)

Videos

Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat): video.

1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10 "Tomcat"

Manuals

Kawasaki ZX-10 (Tomcat): manuals, parts, microfiches.