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Old 10-05-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:56 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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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.
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Well the sport bike races are still in effect I see, Technology marches on!
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All the tech and engineering-details on this bike give me a Woody.
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All the tech and engineering-details on this bike give me a Woody.

The uh restrooms down the hall dude...take your time..(ahem)
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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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.
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There's a Door on my Office.......
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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.
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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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