Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Sport-kawasaki traction control (s-ktrc)

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S-KTRC is an intelligent system that calculates the slip level of the rear wheel (wheelspin) and is suitable for sports riding conditions. S-KTRC is designed to function on public roads.

Acceleration may be delayed under certain circumstances depending on road conditions. S-KTRC cannot respond to every condition.

WARNING

S-KTRC cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is not a substitute for safe riding practices. All riders must be aware of how the S-KTRC system operates and its limitations.

It is still your responsibility to ride at appropriate speeds and throttle control for weather, road surface and traffic conditions.

The S-KTRC functions at 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more, and stops functioning at 4 km/h (2.5 mph) or below.

WARNING

Use of nonrecommended tires could cause a malfunction or improper operation of S-KTRC.

Always use recommended standard tires for this motorcycle.

MODES

The S-KTRC determines the traction control characteristics with three mode selections. The S-KTRC can also be set to OFF.

The S-KTRC and the Power mode can be set separately. By combining each setting, the rider can get various riding feelings.

MODE 1:

The S-KTRC least intervenes among the three modes. This makes lengthy drifts and wheelies possible when exiting tight corners.

MODE 2:

There is more S-KTRC intervention compared tomode 1. Thismakes slight drifts possible when exiting tight corners.

MODE 3:

The S-KTRC intervenes early enough to prevent the rear wheel from spinning whenever possible.

[Example] (Actual ranges vary with rider skills)


S-KTRC Button

Use the S-KTRC button on the left hadle switch to set the S-KTRC mode.

S-KTRC Button


A. S-KTRC Button (Lower Part)

Themode can be changed only when the throttle grip is closed completely.

NOTE

When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle.

Sport-kawasaki traction control (s-ktrc)


NOTE

Sport-kawasaki traction control (s-ktrc)


A. S-KTRC OFF Indicator

NOTE

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Power mode
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