The folks at Kawasaki are really enjoying their 2015 World Superbike Championship victory – and honestly, can you blame them? Jonathan Rea lit up the WSBK field, and dominated the series on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R race bike.
For 2016, you can already get the race-inspired Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R KRT Edition, but for our European riding brethren, another model might tickle your fancy. Behold, the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R “Winter Test Edition” street bike.
The bike takes after Kawasaki Racing’s winter testing livery, though trades bare carbon fiber for matte black paint. Along with an Akrapovic exhaust, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R “Winter Test Edition” features a snowflake on the front of the bike, along with the Japanese kanji character “fuyu” which means “winter”.
“For some years we have been asked if there will be a special ‘Winter Edition’ of the Ninja ZX-10R,” said Shigemi Tanaka of Kawasaki Motors Europe.
“Now seemed the perfect time with such success for Jonathan Rea and the racing team in the World Championship plus the launch of a brand new Ninja ZX-10R for 2016 that is the result of a joint development between KRT and the Kawasaki factory in Akashi.”