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Old 07-24-2003, 10:09 AM   #21
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-10R Spy Photos from Europe

Better yet, find the person responsible for "designing" enough flex into the R1 swingarm to allow lateral movement during aggressive corner exits w/ street tires, a stock motor - and get this - running at 5200 feet of elevation! I'll buy him a track day or 30.



If I can make the R1s swingarm flex at 5200 feet, on the track, w/ Dumlump 208 ZR's and no engine mods, the swingarm is too frickin weak. The ZX10R swingarm looks like it'll be too weak, too, but we'll see, I suppose. I mean, for the love of Pete, there are sex toys that look sturdier than that...
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:30 AM   #22
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-10R Spy Photos from Europe

It looks way too much like the 6R.



The swingarm doesn't look sexy.



This stuff really matters in a literbike. They all perform spectacularly, so looking uber cool is an important selling feature. If I had the dosh for a new literbike right now, I'd buy an R1. It is a better bike than I am a rider and it looks fantastic.



So, i'm hoping the Kawi comes out with much better looks than are obvious in the pics. They should have learned something from the ZX12 v Busa debacle. It was wild looks vs OK looks as much as it was 5mph at terminal velocity.
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Old 07-24-2003, 04:50 PM   #23
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Default Your correct on the data collection device and sensors

Correct on the sensors and data collection.
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Old 07-24-2003, 08:44 PM   #24
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-10R Spy Photos from Europe

This bike looks remarkably similar to the all-conquering Honda Ruckus believe or not. I just hope that Kawasaki will eventually grow up and start making bikes with some originality in the styling department. All seriousness aside, I still haven't quite come to terms with the front end on the 6R, 10R, and Z1000. I think all these bikes look great everywhere else, just wish they weren't quite so bug-like in the face.
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:17 AM   #25
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-10R Spy Photos from Europe

Very true....about the sex toys that is. I do get what you are saying, let's hope it isn't as weak as it looks.
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