Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Overview

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Technical Information-Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control System (S-KTRC) / Overview

S-KTRC is a highly sophisticated system based on MotoGP racing technology. Unlike the KTRC system used on the GTR1400 ABS (Concours 14 ABS in N. America), which is designed to offer rider reassurance when traversing slippery surfaces, S-KTRC, is designed to maximize forward motion, allowing riding at the edge of traction.

The quickest acceleration requires a certain amount of slip, so in order to optimize traction, S-KTRC actually allows slip. The ideal slip ratio varies according to conditions. The system looks at a number of parameters to get an accurate real-time picture of what is going on: front and rear wheel speed (slippage), engine rpm, throttle position, slippage, acceleration, etc.

Using complex analysis, the system is able to predict when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable. By acting before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction, drops in power can be minimized resulting in ultra-smooth operation.

There are three available modes that riders can set according to preference (and skill level). Each mode is able to accommodate a range of riding conditions. Of course, engine manageability is such that riders can opt to turn the system OFF without fear of making the bike uncontrollable.

By combining the setting with the power mode, the rider can choose various riding modes to suit the road conditions and riding skill.

The system becomes functional at 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more. If a failure occurs in the system, the warning indicator light (yellow LED) and mode indicator symbol blink to let the rider know that the system stops functioning.

Overview


Technical Information-Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control System (S-KTRC)
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System Components
1. FI ECU The FI ECU analyzes the motorcycle conditions based on the signals from the front/rear wheel rotation sensors and FI sensors (such as the crankshaft sensor and main throttle sensor), and ...

Other materials:

Radiator and Cooling Fan
Check the radiator fins for obstruction by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pressure water. WARNINGThe cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times. ...

ECU Power Supply Inspection
Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Visually inspect the ECU connectors. If the connector is clogged with mud or dust, blow it off with compressed air. Remove the ECU (see ECU Removal). Visually inspect the ...

Keys
This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, seat lock, and fuel tank cap. Included with the key is a key number, which may be stamped on a separate plate. Record the key number in the space provided and store the number in a safe place. If y ...