Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R (1st generation) Repair Manual

Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R. A MUST for every Ninja ZX12R owner.

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OEM Original factory workshop manual.

Models covered by this manual: 2000 to 2002

Number of pages: 613 pages

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX12R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R is a motorbike of Kawasaki‘s Ninja sport bike series that was produced from 2000 to 2006. The 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) inline-four engine generated 178 horsepower (133 kW) at low speed and grew to 190 hp (140 kW) at high speed owing to the ram-air intake, making it the most powerful production motorcycle until the debut of the ZX-14 in 2006. It was a candidate for the fastest production motorbike, and it helped to bring the rising competition to design an ever-faster motorcycle to a halt.

Its top speed was electronically limited to 186 mph (300 km/h), tying it with the Suzuki Hayabusa and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 as the fastest production motorcycle on the market after the 303–312 km/h (188–194 mph) 1999 Hayabusa was replaced with a speed-limited version as part of a gentlemen’s agreement between motorcycle manufacturers that lasted until the 2007 MV Agusta F4 R 312.

Normally, the 1,200 cc Kawasaki sportbike was known as the ZZ-R1200 in certain areas and the ZX-12R in others, but the ZX-12R simply had one moniker. This scheme was used by the Kawasaki ZZ-R1200 touring motorbike from 2002 to 2005, which was known as either the ZZ-R1200 or the ZX-12C. The R designation was given to the ZX-12R after the race-replica Kawasaki ZX-6R, ZX-7R, ZX-9R, and ZX-10R.

Models history

The 2002 model saw 140 revisions. While some of the improvements, such as a stronger crankshaft, redesigned flywheel, and fuel programming tweaks, made the bike simpler to launch. It had 1.3 horsepower (0.97 kW) less than the 162.7 hp (121.3 kW) of the 2000 and 2001 versions. It had a new suspension system that included firmer front fork springs and a softer rear shock spring. Cosmetic alterations were made to the front fender, and panels were added to the inner fairing below the instruments and bars. The centrally situated ram-air intake scoop projecting from the fairing was redesigned to take advantage of the increased front air pressure. This intake is fitted into a bigger and shorter front cowling from Kawasaki Aerospace Company, cutting the drag coefficient from 33 to 32 points. The most recent upgrade occurred in 2004, when radial brakes and other fuel injection adjustments were added. The ZX-12R was withdrawn in 2006, and it was replaced by the 2006 ZX-14 (ZZR1400), which used a similar monocoque frame.

Source: Wikipedia