The completely reworked and electronically enhanced 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R will be unveiled in Australia at the Sydney Motorcycle Show in November.
Pricing will be revealed closer to the release date in late November at the media launch at Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn.
Rather than a cosmetic update, the new ZX-10R has received a total revamp and enough electronics to mix it with hi-tech BMW, Aprilia, Yamaha and Ducati superbikes.
The 998cc engine has been massively updated with a revised cylinder head, titanium exhaust system, electronic throttle valves and lighter internals.
Power is still 150kW (200hp), but 156kW (210hp) with ram air which is only up 1.5kW while torque is up 1Nm to 113Nm at 11,500rpm.
Since wet weight is up 5kg to 206kg, it actually has a slightly lower power-to-weight ratio.
However, Kawasaki says the lighter crank from World Superbike development has a claimed 20% lower moment of inertia so it requires less energy to spin up and down. They claim it is one of the most significant changes and will improve acceleration, deceleration and cornering.
You should also be able to use more of the power thanks to electronic rider aids including an inertial measurement unit, traction control, launch control, ABS, engine braking control and a quick shifter.
This brings it into line with many of he hi-tech superbikes on the market.
The bike also features a revised frame and swingarm as well as exotic equipment such as new Showa gas forks, Ohlins electronic steering damper and Brembo brakes.