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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Unveiled
 

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Unveiled

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Dr_Sprocket 10-05-2010 05:56 AM

Sounds like another impressive offering from Team Green!

I like that manufacturers are starting to integrate adjustability in their sport bikes. Buell offered adjustable foot controls on the 1125. BMW offers significant measure of custom fit. Now, Kawasaki recognizes that all sport bike riders do not come in stock 5'8" trim. Thank you!

Kev, is there a purpose for the RAM-air LEDs or are they just for added cool factor?

Kenneth_Moore 10-05-2010 06:37 AM

That's quite a good write-up, Mr. Duke. Lots of interesting details:

Ti headers
22 lbs off the bike
Mass centralization theme

And LED positioning lamps? Whazzat, for the guys with the long flashlights who guide you in to your parking spot at the Burger Barn?

I didn't see the engine's HP and torque numbers, did I miss them?

There's no doubt in my mind that Kawi had to step up to the BMW bar, and this bike goes toward that end.

sarnali2 10-05-2010 06:48 AM

Well the sport bike races are still in effect I see, Technology marches on!

The_AirHawk 10-05-2010 07:24 AM

All the tech and engineering-details on this bike give me a Woody.

sarnali2 10-05-2010 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by The_AirHawk (Post 250239)
All the tech and engineering-details on this bike give me a Woody.


The uh restrooms down the hall dude...take your time..(ahem)

Kevin_Duke 10-05-2010 08:53 AM

Glad to hear you guys appreciate the depth of info about the ZX! Guys like you make me want to work hard and deliver better product.

Kawi didn't release power figures for the bike, but it appears sound regulations will keep the Ninja from achieving BMW levels of hp. Some OEMs have privately questioned whether the S1000 indeed meets those regs...

Oh, and the LED position lamps are mostly just for the cool factor.

The_AirHawk 10-05-2010 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 250249)
The uh restrooms down the hall dude...take your time..(ahem)

There's a Door on my Office.......

KodiakRS 10-05-2010 05:13 PM

Mid way through thearticle you have a pic of a pointy nosed sport bike. While it is indeed a Kawasaki, has a 1000cc I-4, and is a sport bike it's not the zx-10. It's the new ninja 1000.

Don't feel too bad though, if you look at Kawasaki's U.S. website the thumbnail pic for the new ninja 1000 is auctually last years zx-10. Whoops.

Jeff Cobb 10-05-2010 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 250255)

Kawi didn't release power figures for the bike, but it appears sound regulations will keep the Ninja from achieving BMW levels of hp. Some OEMs have privately questioned whether the S1000 indeed meets those regs...

Even Kawasaki hasn't dyno'd one yet. The U.S. version has the exact same engine the Euro model does, which has 200 advertised (crank) hp. The U.S. version is choked down a bit more, but the good news is uncorking it will yield the same results the rest of the world can get.

Ought to be another interesting year for literbikes!


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