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2016 ZX-10R ABS & ZX-10R Features & Benefits

2016 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-10R ABS


Features and Benefits
Key Features
  • World Superbike-derived Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) technology has produced the most track-focused superbike ever
  • NEW More powerful 998cc in-line four-cylinder 16-valve engine
  • NEW Lighter crankshaft allows quicker revving and increased low-mid-range power
  • NEW Head design, camshaft profiles and air box for better response and power
  • NEW Computer-controlled electronic throttle valve gives precise control
  • NEW Lightweight titanium-alloy exhaust system
  • NEW Close-ratio, cassette-type transmission is ideal for racing and gives strong corner exit acceleration
  • NEW Steering head position, swingarm rigidity and length, longer wheelbase create sharper handling
  • NEW Front cowl improves aerodynamics, improves high-speed handling, reduces rider buffeting
  • NEW Showa Balance Free Fork (BFF) and Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) derived directly from World Superbike racing, used for first time on mass-production motorcycle
  • NEW Brembo M50 monobloc front calipers and 330mm Brembo rotors provide increased braking power, feel and heat dissipation
  • NEW Electronics suite including
  • KLCM Kawasaki Launch Control Mode, KIBS Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Management Function, S-KTRC Sport Kawasaki TRaction Control, Kawasaki Engine Braking Control, KQS Kawasaki Quick Shifter, three-level Power Modes
  • NEW Kawasaki Racing Team-inspired KRT Edition color scheme combining Lime Green and Ebony paint
  • NEW Metallic Matte Carbon Grey finish
  • Power Mode selector allows riders to select power level and power delivery to match riding conditions
  • Slipper-type back-torque limiting clutch helps prevent rear wheel hop under extreme deceleration and improves corner entry handling



Liquid-cooled DOHC 998cc Inline-four Engine
  • Design is compact, narrow and lightweight
  • Over-square 76 x 55mm bore and stroke
  • NEW Lighter crankshaft allows quicker revving for improved throttle response and acceleration plus increased low-mid-range power
  • NEW Coating on crankshaft connecting rod journals for better performance at high RPM.
  • NEW Crankshaft balancer is lighter and damps vibrations more effectively
  • REVISED Cylinder head intake and exhaust ports are both polished, with straighter cross-section to allow better gas flow, increasing power
  • NEW Larger coolant passageways in cylinder head aid durability
  • NEW Long-reach spark plugs improve ignition efficiency
  • Intake and exhaust valves are titanium to reduce reciprocating weight and stress at high rpm
  • NEW Titanium exhaust valves are 1mm larger in diameter at 25.5mm, increasing high-RPM power
  • NEW Combustion chamber shape improves high-RPM power
  • REVISED Intake and exhaust camshaft profiles have more overlap to increase power at high RPM
  • NEW Camshaft chain tensioner provides accurate valve timing and reduces mechanical noise
  • NEW Cast pistons use a NEW heat-resistant material that increases durability. Piston skirts are shorter, reducing weight by 5g per piston
  • NEW Increased cylinder wall thickness produces a more rigid engine block for increased durability
  • One-piece upper crankcase and cylinder casting offers maximum rigidity
  • NEW Larger air box volume with NEW air filter element provides 60% more surface area with less air resistance, improving engine response, corner exit acceleration as well as low-mid-range power
  • NEW Computer-controlled electronic throttle valves previously used on the Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Valves allow precise control of the intake airflow and seamless integration of S-KTRC Sport Kawasaki TRaction Control, KLCM Kawasaki Launch Control Mode and KEBC Kawasaki Engine Braking Control
  • REVISED Intake funnels match throttle valves
  • NEW 32-bit Engine Control Unit uses aluminum housing to provide excellent heat dissipation
  • NEW Titanium-alloy headers use special heat-resistant alloy for improved heat handling capacity, with thin wall thickness for less weight
  • NEW Titanium-alloy exhaust silencer has nearly 50% larger volume for superior noise absorption while reducing overall weight.
  • Exhaust system reduces weight of the bike and contributes to mass centralization
  • Low-friction oil pump reduces parasitic power loss
  • A lightweight radiator with tightly packed cores provides efficient engine cooling
  • NEW the oil cooler’s water coolant pipe layout has been revised to flow through the water radiator instead of back through the water pump to increase cooling efficiency

Kawasaki Electronics System
A full complement of electronics allow the rider to explore the motorcycle’s performance

Kawasaki adaptive/predictive system utilizes Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit five-axis sensor with proprietary Kawasaki software developed in-house from World Superbike experience. The system includes the following:


S-KTRC Sport Kawasaki TRraction Control
  • NEW Kawasaki TRaction Control system has five modes of intervention
  • Modes one and two are designed for the expert racer on a track
  • Mode three is designed for a dry circuit with grippy tires
  • Mode four is for dry canyon roads or commuting
  • Mode five is programmed to suit wet circuit or street use
  • The sophisticated electronic system is designed to maximize forward acceleration on the track by allowing racers to ride closer to the edge of traction
  • The system uses data including throttle position, wheel speed, engine RPM, wheel slippage and acceleration using speed sensors fitted to both wheels as well as the Bosch IMU
  • Using complex analysis, the system is able to calculate when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable. By acting before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction, the system can quickly and smoothly reduce power slightly so the wheel regains traction
  • S-KTRC confirms conditions 200 times per second and governs ignition and air flow, which allows extremely quick response to changing conditions
  • A meter on the LCD instrument panel displays how much electronic intervention the system is providing

KIBS Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System (ABS models only)
  • Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System is available on models fitted with the optional ABS braking
  • KIBS monitors front and rear wheel speed, throttle position, gear selection, engine RPM, caliper pressure, clutch actuation and more to help prevent wheel locking
  • High-precision brake pressure control offers a number of sport riding benefits, including rear-end lift suppression, minimal kickback during operation and consistent lever feel
    Cornering Management Function (ABS models only)
  • NEW Using the five-axis Bosch IMU and Kawasaki chassis attitude software, the NEW Cornering Management Function helps to ensures the optimum hydraulic pressure is distributed to the calipers, based on the motorcycle’s lean/pitch angle. On the track it suppresses the motorcycle’s tendency to stand up when the brakes are applied in a turn, resulting in quicker lap times


KLCM Kawasaki Launch Control Mode
  • NEW Kawasaki Launch Control has three modes with varying levels of intrusion via the ignition and intake air (throttle valves)
  • The system works in conjunction with the S-KTRC and enhances the motorcycle’s acceleration times for best possible race starts on the track
  • Three different modes are designed to suit different rider abilities
  • Mode one offers less intrusion from the system but requires the rider to operate the clutch and throttle with greater sensitivity
  • Mode three allows the electronics to do more of the work while the rider simply drops the clutch and pins the throttle wide open
  • Mode two gives a setting between Mode one and three

Kawasaki Engine Braking Control
  • NEW Kawasaki Engine Braking Control enables the amount of engine braking to be managed when the rider snaps the throttle shut
  • It is intended for circuit use only and contributes to smoother braking and corner entry when in operation

Engine Power Modes
  • NEW Power Modes allow the rider to select the power delivery to suit conditions
  • Three levels are available: Full, Middle (80%) or Low (60%), selected via the rocker switch on the left handlebar


Six-speed Transmission
  • Race-style cassette transmission allows simple trackside gearing changes to suit individual circuits
  • The “cassette” is located high enough that it can be accessed without having to drain engine oil
  • Primary and final reduction ratios minimize rear end movement (squat/lift) during acceleration and deceleration
  • NEW Close-ratio, short-gearing is designed to suit racetracks, while delivering strong corner exit acceleration from low-mid RPM corners
  • NEW slipper clutch is 130g lighter thanks to a thinner primary gear. Its back-torque limiting ability allows smooth downshifts, contributing to stability under heavy braking
  • NEW Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) is standard equipment and works on upshifts only, it helps to ensure seamless acceleration thanks to rapid upshifts for circuit riding
  • NEW Dry-film lubricant coating on certain gears reduces friction, improving shifting speed



Chassis / Frame
  • Aluminum-alloy frame offers optimal flex and rigidity characteristics for balanced handling on street or track
  • NEW Steering head pipe has moved 7.5mm closer to the rider, placing more weight on the front-end, resulting in improved front-end feel, rider confidence, corner entry and in transitions
  • NEW Frame has been internally profiled at the front to reduce induction noise, using an internal resonator chamber. This allowed the exhaust to be liberated, freeing significant horsepower while still meeting US noise regulations
  • NEW Swingarm has been lengthened 15.8mm, resulting in a 12mm longer wheelbase
  • NEW Swingarm is torsionally more rigid thanks to additional bracing, contributing to the motorcycle’s nimble handling and excellent behavior in corner entry as well as transitions





Showa Balance Free Fork (BFF)
  • NEW Showa Balance Free Fork (BFF) has its first mass-production application following joint development between Kawasaki and Showa in Word Superbike racing
  • Showa BFF hydraulic design eliminates pressure balance fluctuations typical in conventional forks because the damping valves are located outside the fork legs in the damping force chamber. This means the entire fork piston is pushing hydraulic fluid toward the valves
  • Damping is adjusted for compression and rebound in the damping force chamber, resulting in a more focused design that greatly improves responsiveness
  • System advantages includes better traction, improved low-speed comfort and high-speed performance
  • There is a spring preload adjuster on the top of each fork leg

Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC)
  • NEW Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) rear shock is again the result of joint development in World Superbike competition
  • Like the forks, the rear shock has a separate damping force chamber that house the compression and rebound damping adjusters
  • There is external spring preload adjustment on the shock body
  • REVISED Rear suspension linkage ratios allow a wider range of adjustment, making it easier for the rider to feel the changes. This is targeted more to circuit use than ever before


Öhlins-Kawasaki Electronic Steering Damper
  • REVISED Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper settings help provide the ideal amount of damping force across a wide range of riding scenarios
  • Maintains a high level of rider feedback by allowing lower damping forces under less taxing conditions, but quickly increases the damping effect to enhance high-speed stability when required
  • Reacts to current speed as well as rate of acceleration or deceleration to help provide light steering feel at low speed, as well as superior damping at higher speeds
  • Uses patented Öhlins twin-tube design to help ensure stable damping performance and superior kickback absorption


Brembo Front Brakes
  • NEW Brembo M50 aluminum monobloc four-piston front calipers with 30mm opposed pistons
  • NEW 330mm Brembo front rotors, cross-drilled with a circumferential groove in the outer edge to aid heat dissipation
  • NEW Brembo radial master cylinder and brake fluid reservoir
  • Brembo components are used for their power, precision and premium quality. They also offer strong initial bite for circuit use and great feel through the lever. To ensure there is minimal play in the brake lever, every part is inspected and adjusted prior to leaving the Brembo factory
  • NEW race-quality stainless steel braided lines front and rear to help ensure direct feel when the brakes are applied
  • NEW 220mm round rear rotor with two-piston Nissin caliper
  • NEW Owners who purchase the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS will also experience the KIBS Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking System and NEW Corner Management Function


Wheels & Tires
  • REVISED The gravity-cast three-spoke aluminum wheels remain unchanged from the 2015 model year, but the brake rotor mounting areas have been revised to increase the rotor stability. Angled air valves make tire maintenance easier with the very large brake rotors fitted
  • NEW Bridgestone Battlax RS10 tires are fitted. These are a very sticky street-legal compound in sizes 120/70 ZR17 front, 190/55 ZR17 rear


Advanced Aerodynamic Bodywork
  • NEW World Superbike developed front cowl has a larger area to protect the rider from air flow. The windshield is fully supported to reduce vibration. Improved aerodynamic efficiency means reducing drag coefficient and improved high-speed stability on the track
  • NEW Two small air intakes on either side of the windshield help prevent negative pressure forming in the cockpit, reducing helmet buffeting and increasing comfort on longer journeys
  • NEW Headlight lenses are more compact to match the NEW front cowl design. The mirrors are mounted lower to integrate with the NEW cowl design
  • NEW Front fender has a stepped design, helping to direct airflow to the radiator
  • NEW Rear cowl is wider than before to create a visual balance with the front styling. It has a NEW passenger seat and LED tail light with separate turn signals as well as a NEW license plate holder


Advanced Electronic Instrumentation
  • Instruments feature a high-visibility bar-graph LED tachometer positioned above a multi-window LCD info panel that offers riders a massive quantity of information
  • The tachometer also functions as a shift indicator: LEDs flash when the preset RPM is reached, and riders can set shift RPM according to preference
  • The multi-function LCD features two display modes: Standard and Race. Switching to Race Mode alters the Speed display by changing it to Gear Position, and by changing the Clock display to Speed
  • NEW The LCD screen includes an IMU indicator, as well as Launch Control, Quick Shift and Engine Braking indicators
  • Additional functions include odometer, dual trip meters, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, Power Mode (x3), S-KTRC (x5), S-KTRC level indicator, low fuel indicator, Economical Riding indicator (shows most favorable fuel consumption), water temperature and a host of indicator lamps


Rider Interface
  • NEW The rider is able to scroll through and select the electronic functions with a rocker switch mounted on the left handlebar. It also incorporates a “select” button to make quick, precise adjustments
  • NEW Handlebar end weights have a detailed design



2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS Specifications*

Engine - 4-stroke, 4 cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, Liquid-cooled
Displacement - 998cc
Bore x Stroke - 76 x 55mm
Compression Ratio - 13:1
Fuel System - DFI with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition - TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Transmission - 6-speed
Final Drive - Chain

Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Sport Kawasaki TRaction Control (S-KTRC), Kawasaki Engine Braking Control, Electronic Throttle Valve (ETV) and Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)

Front Suspension/Wheel Travel - 43mm inverted Showa Balance Free Fork, adjustable stepless rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7”

Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel - Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.5”

Front Tire - 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire - 190/55 ZR17
Front Brakes - Kawasaki Intelligent Braking (KIBS), dual semi-floating 330mm discs with dual 4-piston radial-mounted calipers
Rear Brakes - KIBS-controlled, single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper

Frame Type - Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail - 25°/4.2”
Overall Length - 82.3”
Overall Width - 29.1”
Overall Height - 45.1”
Ground Clearance - 5.7”
Seat Height - 32.9”
Curb Weight* - 454.2 lb
Fuel Capacity - 4.5 gallons
Wheelbase - 56.7”

Color Choices - Metallic Matte Carbon Gray, Lime Green / Ebony (KRT Edition)

MSRP: $15,999 / $16,299 (KRT Edition)

Warranty: 12 Months

Kawasaki Protection Plan (optional): 12, 24, 36, and 48 month plans are available


2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Specifications*

Engine - 4-stroke, 4 cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, Liquid-cooled
Displacement - 998cc
Bore x Stroke - 76 x 55mm
Compression Ratio - 13:1
Fuel System - DFI with four 47mm Keihin throttle bodies, two injectors per cylinder
Ignition - TCBI with digital advance and Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC)
Transmission - 6-speed
Final Drive - Chain

Electronic Rider Aids
Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent Braking System (KIBS), Sport Kawasaki TRaction Control (S-KTRC), Kawasaki Engine Braking Control, Corner Management function, Electronic Throttle Valve (ETV) and Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)
Front Suspension/Wheel Travel
43mm inverted Showa Balance Free Fork, adjustable stepless rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability / 4.7”
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link with gas-charged shock, stepless, dual-range (low/high-speed) compression damping, stepless rebound damping, fully adjustable spring preload / 4.5”

Front Tire - 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire - 190/55 ZR17
Front Brakes - Dual semi-floating 330mm discs with dual 4-piston radial-mounted calipers
Rear Brakes - Single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Frame Type - Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail - 25°/4.2”
Overall Length - 82.3”
Overall Width - 29.1”
Overall Height - 45.1”
Ground Clearance - 5.7”
Seat Height - 32.9”
Curb Weight* - 449.8 lb
Fuel Capacity - 4.5 gallons
Wheelbase - 56.7"

Color Choices - Metallic Matte Carbon Gray, Lime Green / Ebony (KRT Edition)

MSRP: $14,999 / $15,299 (KRT Edition)
Warranty: 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plan (optional): 12, 24, 36, and 48 month plans are available
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Am I the only one who cringes at all these electronics being added? More and more of them with each coming model it's getting outta hand! Yes/no? By the time I'll be able to afford a new bike I won't want one anymore. The updated materials and components to the internals, suspension, brakes, frame, all awesome. Just give me all that with a big ol motor fuel injection with zero interference between It and my right hand. All these sensors and electronic safety gizmos are making me dislike every new model year more n more I really don't understand it. Maybe on a beginner bike to help keep new riders a little safer, ok I'd buy into that. But not on all the others, their taking a lot of the thill and fun that exsperianced riders want out of these machines not to mention its adding a lot of cost to new models. Did I mention I HATE all the new electronics!!! At least make a DeElectroniced (yea that's a word) version for the rest of us.

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You can shut all that off if you like...

I've had the abs plain ol save my ass on the Connie and the fjr...
Had the traction control come in handy a few times too...

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Am I the only one who cringes at all these electronics being added? More and more of them with each coming model it's getting outta hand! Yes/no? By the time I'll be able to afford a new bike I won't want one anymore. The updated materials and components to the internals, suspension, brakes, frame, all awesome. Just give me all that with a big ol motor fuel injection with zero interference between It and my right hand. All these sensors and electronic safety gizmos are making me dislike every new model year more n more I really don't understand it. Maybe on a beginner bike to help keep new riders a little safer, ok I'd buy into that. But not on all the others, their taking a lot of the thill and fun that exsperianced riders want out of these machines not to mention its adding a lot of cost to new models. Did I mention I HATE all the new electronics!!! At least make a DeElectroniced (yea that's a word) version for the rest of us.
You ain't the only one....

Their reasoning is that without them, the machine would be unrideable. Too much power. So in other words, the bike is capable of building that power, but, you'll never get to use it all and never experience it unless you flash out all that safety shit. Kinda if ya ask me.

Slap that supercharger design into a big bore engine, drop it with decent bodywork and call it a ZX15R, and keep all that bullshit electronics garbage off there, and they'll have somethin. Who cares if it is a 600lb bike if it has 450+rwhp....... With room for more......

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Yup label something UnRidable, and I'm all in! I'm sure it's saved countless people from sliding down the road but it drives me crazy. Wish there were a electronic gizmo delete option. At least it can be turned off 100% except ABS if I'm not mistaken? But still that all just sounds like many many expensive repairs down the road and a mess of electronic gremlins in the waiting. I can see it on bikes like the Connie that's a distance type machine so added safety equipment makes sense but for me not on a super sport. Just my useless .02 is all

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You ain't the only one....

Their reasoning is that without them, the machine would be unrideable. Too much power. So in other words, the bike is capable of building that power, but, you'll never get to use it all and never experience it unless you flash out all that safety shit. Kinda if ya ask me.
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Really ?

That's not what you said about the R1M in your standard 10 paragraph write up about a bike you've never even fucking seen , you babbled on and on about the rider aids ...

You make it pretty obvious that you are the village idiot , but I will continue to point it out as often as I can

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Lol oh man ya gotta love it!

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When it comes to electronics, I support them 100%. Now, riding a 12R, you might not see the need...it doesn't really need them. But with shorter wheelbase, more aggressive chassis geometry, lighter weight, more power, peaky powerbands...these things are important to at least have as an option, imo. As I've said before, if Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez use advanced electronics, then it's a-ok by me.

Plus, you can turn most all of that off, if it suits you. And ABS is a pretty good safety feature. People complain about it, but rarely do they ever brake hard enough for it to activate in the first place.

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You ain't the only one....

Their reasoning is that without them, the machine would be unrideable. Too much power. So in other words, the bike is capable of building that power, but, you'll never get to use it all and never experience it unless you flash out all that safety shit. Kinda if ya ask me.

Slap that supercharger design into a big bore engine, drop it with decent bodywork and call it a ZX15R, and keep all that bullshit electronics garbage off there, and they'll have somethin. Who cares if it is a 600lb bike if it has 450+rwhp....... With room for more......
Uhhh...

This is coming from Mr. "D&D slip-on, no helmet, neon lights, riding in 4th gear on the highway at all times, and running wasted tires"....at least that is how he describes himself in various posts.

Yeah, you are the perfect candidate to evaluate the merit of the 10R electronics. Ridiculous. You gotta laugh.

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When it comes to electronics, I support them 100%. Now, riding a 12R, you might not see the need...it doesn't really need them. But with shorter wheelbase, more aggressive chassis geometry, lighter weight, more power, peaky powerbands...these things are important to at least have as an option, imo. As I've said before, if Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez use advanced electronics, then it's a-ok by me.

Plus, you can turn most all of that off, if it suits you. And ABS is a pretty good safety feature. People complain about it, but rarely do they ever brake hard enough for it to activate in the first place.
Valid points for sure (although Rossi has said he'd love for electronic aids to be taken out of Moto GP). For me it's kinda like being in the drivers seat, and having to yell down to the engine room for full power, hoping u get what u asked for. I riden friends modern liter bikes a S1000RR most recently that has every gizmo imaginable on it. They work well an all, it's just not for me. Loses a little something. Idk, hard to explain I guess. I'd love something like a 14R with nothing more than FI. To me that's a legit dream setup, but those days are long gone and don't see them coming back. From the factories anyway. ABS doesn't bother me at all that doesn't hinder anything. I've never had a wheel NOT lock up and wished it had Lol...

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Valid points for sure (although Rossi has said he'd love for electronic aids to be taken out of Moto GP). For me it's kinda like being in the drivers seat, and having to yell down to the engine room for full power, hoping u get what u asked for. I riden friends modern liter bikes a S1000RR most recently that has every gizmo imaginable on it. They work well an all, it's just not for me. Loses a little something. Idk, hard to explain I guess. I'd love something like a 14R with nothing more than FI. To me that's a legit dream setup, but those days are long gone and don't see them coming back. From the factories anyway. ABS doesn't bother me at all that doesn't hinder anything. I've never had a wheel NOT lock up and wished it had Lol...
So, if you are ok with ABS, no issue. You can turn the other aids off, in most all cases. My 14R has been 212 mph...is that enough acceleration? It also has plenty of power to high-side you, if you want that kind of challenge. And with most ECU reflashes, you can have them default the electronic aids to "off".

Rossi may want to turn the aids off...but if he just turned them off on his bike, he would go slower than the competition. That tells you something.

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