Year 2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R Reader Feedback

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Suzuki had the Hayabusa, and it was absolutely tits. It had the highest top speed
of any production bike and the quarter-mile times to match. It would be a tough act to follow, but Kawasaki was confident of its new machine, and the advertisements and general media hype indicated a changing of the guard. But then, much to the chagrin of the two-wheeled press (not to mention Kawasaki US), the suits in Japan started making decisions that affected things that should have been left alone. The result? Before it even came to dealers' floors, the highly anticipated ZX-12R was - for all intents and purposes - stillborn.

It's now two years later, and Kawasaki is once again certain its new ZX-12R will be an absolute smash. You see, they've changed tactics mid-stream, or so we think...

After reading the story, feel free to let us (and Kawasaki) know what you think of their Super Size sport bike.

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