2024 Kawasaki NINJA® ZX™-4R ABS

2024 Kawasaki NINJA® ZX™-4R ABS
Metallic Spark Black
MSRP: $9,399.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New


The Ninja® ZX-4R ABS mounts a 399cc in-line four-cylinder engine with class-leading performance in a compact chassis with proportions similar to smaller displacement models. On the track or on the street, experience the exhilaration of the Ninja ZX-4R ABS supersport's unprecedented power, intoxicating high-rpm wail, and sharp, nimble handing that will awaken the dormant supersport within you.



Assist and Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
Electronic Throttle Valves
Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions. Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)
KTRC, Kawasaki's advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Multiple rider-selectable modes (the number of modes varies by model) offer progressively greater levels of intrusion to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Less intrusive modes maintain optimum traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind, they facilitate acceleration out of corners by maximizing forward drive from the rear wheel. And because Kawasaki’s sophisticated software bases its dynamic analysis on the chassis’ orientation relative to the track surface (rather than relative to a horizontal plane), it is able to take into account corner camber, gradient, etc., and adapt accordingly. In the more intrusive modes (and for some models, in any mode), when excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained, effectively enabling riders to negotiate both short, slippery patches (train tracks or manhole covers) and extended stretches of bad roads (wet pavement, cobblestone, gravel) with confidence. Models equipped with IMU incorporate chassis-orientation feedback to offer even more precise management.
Power Modes
Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.
Smartphone Connectivity
Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
Compared to the Kawasaki traditional Uni-Trak® rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. The original Kawasaki suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's center of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralization. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the center of the bike, further contributing to mass centralization. The result is greatly improved handling. A secondary benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more consistent.


4-stroke, In-Line Four, OHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Bore X Stroke
57.0 x 39.1mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
DFI® with 34mm throttle valves (4)
6-speed, manual, return shift
Final Drive
Electronic Rider Aids
Economical Riding Indicator, Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) (3-mode), Power Modes, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)


Front Suspension/Wheel Travel
37mm inverted fork with SFF-BP internals/4.7 in
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel
Horizontal Back-link, Showa shock w/ adjustable spring preload/4.4 in
Front Tire
Rear Tire
Front Brakes
Dual 290mm discs, ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm disc, ABS


Frame Type
Trellis, high-tensile steel
23.5°/3.8 in
Overall Length
78.3 in
Overall Width
30.1 in
Overall Height
43.7 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
Seat Height
31.5 in
Curb Weight
414.5 lb*
Fuel Capacity
4.0 gal
54.3 in
Special Items
4.3" Full-Color TFT Instrumentation, Smartphone Connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP
Color Choices
Metallic Spark Black
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months


Supersport Power

  • HIGH-REVVING The strong 399cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line four-cylinder engine delivers exhilarating performance and class-leading power to eclipse the rest of the 400cc field. Developed with feedback from other Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™ supersport machines, the engine's quick-revving nature and direct throttle response offer strong low- to mid-range torque for city riding and screaming high-rpm power ideal for sport or track riding.
  • EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE A trademark feature of Ninja® ZX™ models, the ram air intake system features a central intake and side duct that work with a downdraft intake to improve cylinder-filling efficiency to contribute to stellar engine performance.
  • PERFORMANCE & SOUND The exhaust system configuration contributes to strong power output and features a long silencer that produces a clear, racy exhaust note that can only come from an in-line four-cylinder Ninja® sportbike.
  • SMOOTH SHIFTING The Ninja® ZX™-4R supersport features a smooth-shifting six-speed transmission, making it especially well-suited for accelerating out of corners when sport or track riding. The Ninja® ZX™-4RR adds a dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) which enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and quick deceleration.
  • KEEP THE MOMENTUM A racing-developed Assist & Slipper clutch provides light clutch lever pull and reduces back-torque when excessive engine braking occurs due to quick or unintended downshifts. This helps prevent rear tire hopping and skidding.


  • SUPERSPORT-STYLE HANDLING Designed using advanced dynamic rigidity analysis, this trellis frame delivers the required balance of strength and chassis flex to achieve nimble supersport-style handling.
  • BEST OF BOTH WORLDS The 37mm inverted fork with SFF-BP internals of the Ninja® ZX™-4R supersport offers both racetrack performance and everyday usability. The Ninja® ZX™-4RR front fork adds adjustable spring preload to further tailor performance to suit rider's preference.
  • CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING The horizontal back-link rear suspension offers a firm, planted feel that is reassuring during sport riding while also providing ample bump absorption for ride comfort when riding around town. The Ninja® ZX™-4RR is equipped with a highly adjustable Showa BFRC lite shock.
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE BRAKING Dual front discs are gripped by radial-mount monobloc calipers, complemented by a large-diameter rear disc that offers strong stopping power and superb feel. The Ninja® ZX™-4R supersport features Nissin's most compact and lightweight ABS control unit.
  • HIGH GRIP AND COMFORT The 5-spoke star-pattern wheels and Dunlop GPR300 radial tires contribute to light, nimble handling, high grip, and excellent riding comfort.


  • POWER DELIVERY A choice of Full Power or Low Power allows the rider to set power delivery to suit their riding preference or current conditions. Full Power – Allows the rider to enjoy the unadulterated performance of the engine. Low Power – Prioritizes manageability by offering power delivery and throttle response that's optimized for less-than-perfect weather and/or road conditions.
  • CHOOSE YOUR MODE All-inclusive modes that link Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) and Power Modes allow the rider to easily set traction control and power delivery to suit a given riding situation. Sport – Enables riders to enjoy sporty riding. Road – Covers a wide range of situations, from city riding to highway cruising and rural roads. Rain – Offers reassurance when riding on a wet road surface. Rider (Manual) – Each system can be set independently.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER The Ninja® ZX™-4RR is equipped with a dual-direction quick shifter that enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration as well as quick and easy deceleration. This allows riders to take even greater advantage of the exhilarating engine character.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) provides both enhanced sport riding performance and peace of mind when riding in low traction situations. Three rider-selectable modes offer varying levels of intrusion based on rider preference. Mode 1 – Least intrusive. Helps manage traction during cornering. Designed with sport riding in mind to facilitate acceleration out of corners. Mode 2 – Intervention occurs earlier. Offers a balance of sport riding support and enhanced rider confidence. Mode 3 – Most intrusive. When excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained.


  • SLIM DESIGN The slim fuel tank allows for excellent rider contact with the bike. The low top of the fuel tank allows the rider to get into a tucked position.
  • ADJUSTABILITY & FEEL The adjustable brake and clutch levers (5 available positions for each) allow the rider to tailor the lever position to suit their hand size and preference. Supersport-style aluminum footpegs offer a direct feel and good control when sport riding.
  • FIRM & COMFORTABLE The firm, comfortable seat facilitates rider weight shift during sport or track riding.


  • SHARP & AGGRESSIVE The aggressive full-fairing design exudes a fierce aura of restrained power and explosive action, while the sharp chin spoiler contributes to the strong Ninja® family image.
  • TRADEMARK STYLING A trademark feature of Kawasaki’s Ninja® ZX™ models, the ram air intake, prominently located at the center of the upper cowl, instantly sets the Ninja® ZX™-4R supersport apart from the competition. The ram air duct that passes to the left of the front fork is visible to the rider and is stamped with “Ram Air” as a reminder of this machine’s high performance.
  • CLEAR VIEW The 4.3" all-digital TFT color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade look. It features a Circuit Mode for lap timing and displays track-related information in a more prominent, easier-to-view layout.
  • CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity (via RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, a riding log, phone notifications, and general settings. *RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so. All trademarks, registered trademarks, logos, and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
  • LIGHT THE WAY Twin LED headlights, LED front turn signals, and an LED taillight help the Ninja® ZX™-4R and Ninja® ZX™-4RR supersport bikes stand out while also providing excellent illumination.

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