2023 Kawasaki ZX-4R shown, SE and RR versions

2023 Kawasaki ZX-4R shown, SE and RR versions

While Malaysian riders still wait for the official release of the Kawasaki ZX-25R from Modenas, Kawasaki Europe has shown photos of the 2023 Kawasaki ZX-4RR. Scheduled to enter the European market in the last half of 2023, certain markets will get the ZX-4RR as early as February.

There will be three variants on offer – the base Ninja ZX-4R, the Ninja ZX-4R SE and Ninja ZX-4RR variants – and these will be the only production four-cylinder 400 cc sportsbikes on offer anywhere in the world. The ‘SE’ is differentiated from the ZX-4RR with the addition of Kawasaki Racing Team livery, up-and-dwon quickshifter, smoked windshield, USB power socket and frame sliders.

Meanwhile, the ZX-4RR will get everything found on the SE version, plus Showa’s BFRC-Lite monoshock, similar to the unit found on the ZX-10R superbike. The press release from Kawasaki notes not all versions will be available in all markets, so it remains to be seen which ZX-4R variant might make it to Malaysia, if it ever does.

2023 Kawasaki ZX-4R shown, SE and RR versions

Power for the ZX-4R comes from a liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder with DOHC and fed by EFI, wrapped in a trellis frame. The engine spins up to 15,000 rpm and is equipped with Ram Air, which Kawasaki says will give the ZX-4R some 77 PS, rising to 80 PS when the intake system is pressurised.

Braking is done with twin 290 mm diameter discs on the front wheel, with a 220 mm disc at the back. With typical sportsbike wheel sizing of 17-inches, the ZX-4R wears a 120/70 front and 160/60 rear tyre while 15-litres of fuel is carried in the tank and weight is published at 188 kg for the ZX-4R and RR, and the SE at 189 kg.

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Comments

  • Aikon on Feb 02, 2023 at 9:49 am

    With the current brand custodians, maybe when there is a replacement model elsewhere…then we may get this current version

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  • Baik beli... on Feb 02, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Can anyone guess how much they will sell this bike for in Malaysia if it is ever sold here?

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    • Fira Imza on Feb 03, 2023 at 12:01 pm

      Circa RM50k and judging at the pace it takes our market to launch a global product, its never coming!

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  • Yet ZX25R is nowhere to be seen in Malaysia. We’re always late to the party in motorcycle world.

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  • The engine spins up to 15,000 rpm and is equipped with Ram Air….wow, very2 high rpm ….motogp/F1 level!

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  • Zx25rr still not yet in malaysia…another 2-3 years later to see this model in malaysia
    Kudos kawasaki team malaysia

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  • Power to weight looks good. The price may kill aspirations but then you got to pay for all the delish goodies it sports. Going against the CBR 650 R?

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  • c.inggut on Feb 03, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    i will not buy any kawasaki bike….until ZX25R arrive…

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  • gais gais.. we hv to get used to the term… Modenas Ninja. no more Kawasaki altho it’s a rebadge hahah

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    • RUSHDI AHMAD on Feb 05, 2023 at 9:51 pm

      Modenas or kawasaki if it comes with same specs inline 4 with 15k redline, I will buy it rebadge always come with cheaper price tag

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  • Nadez on Feb 26, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    I’m wondering about the Zx6r 2021 version, is it available in Malaysia? i only found old model, can’t seem to find them in any motor dealer in my city.

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  • Nadez on Feb 26, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    i’m wondering about the zx6r 2021 latest model, is it available in our country? can’t seem to find any of them in motor dealer near my city

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