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Kawasaki ZX-10R keeps 197bhp despite recall mods

MCN, 04 January 2011 09:28

New camshafts, valve springs and valve retainers needed to fix the 2011 ZX-10R will not alter the bike's 197bhp performance, say Kawasaki. 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R problem diagnosed - valve springs A Kawasaki spokesman told MCN the claimed maximum power figure of 197bhp will remain unchanged despite major engine modifications needed to remedy a fault which provoked a worldwide recall.   Find ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R: "high rpm problems"

Trevor Franklin, 21 December 2010 13:30

A Kawasaki insider has revealed that the new ZX-10R has been recalled because "on some engines, at very high RPM and in harsh operating conditions, ie on a race track, there have been some problems."  There is still no official statement from Kawasaki about what it refers to as 'a technical hold' on the ZX-10R. The Kawasaki insider, who does ...

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Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R top speed run on the road

Andy Downes, 17 December 2010 09:25

European customers are still waiting for delivery of their Kawasaki ZX-10Rs but in America one new owner has already got his and managed a top speed run…on a public road.  Read the Kawasaki ZX-10R review Video: Onboard the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R This video has surfaced on YouTube of a 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R owner managing to hit an indicated 187mph while ...

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Video: Kawasaki W800 - retro commuter

James Keen, 02 December 2010 12:02

Kawasaki have created this video to promote their new W800 - it seems to suggest that they're pitching the bike at trendy London types who want a retro-cool commuter for the city.  With an authentic-looking air-cooled 773cc parallel twin motor, twin rear shocks and pea-shooter exhausts, the W800 certainly looks the part - but so does the competition, namely the Triumph Bonneville and Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.   ...

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2011 Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

Andy Downes, 30 September 2010 09:30

Kawasaki is harking back to the useable superbikes like the GPZ900 and ZZR1100 with a faired Z1000S version of the 1043cc Z1000 naked bike for 2011. Find a Kawasaki for sale The bike is based around the Z1000 but has a full fairing and according to insiders it also has an adjustable windscreen and will have a range of accessories ...

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New 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 gets traction control

Andy Downes, 05 October 2009 10:25

This is the massively updated 2010 GTR1400, the first Kawasaki to use traction control. The ‘super-tourer’ now features restyled bodywork to offer more weather protection and comfort, a range of touring luxuries and options, tweaked suspension and Kawasaki’s new, second-generation linked ABS brakes. But it’s the GTR’s new traction control system, dubbed ‘KTRC’ which is the most significant development (see ...

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Kawasaki holds back new ZX-10R as it goes radical

Laura Kennerley, 02 July 2009 17:59

Kawasaki has delayed the launch of the new ZX-10R as it is developing a radical new bike. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale The Japanese firm has opted out of its traditional two-year pattern of replacing the top-flight sportsbike as it wants to create a bike to win the World Superbike series with.  The new ZX-10R is now expected to ...

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Kawasaki Versys Tourer gets green light

Chris Newbigging, 13 February 2009 14:30

Kawasaki is putting the Versys Tourer in to production following positive response to a prototype revealed at the NEC. The Tourer comes with a set of hard panniers and mounting frame plus an adjustable flip-up screen. The parts are worth £500 on their own, but the Tourer model costs just £325 more than the standard Versys. It can be specified ...

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This week in MCN: The all-new Kawasaki ZRX1200

Steve Farrell, 03 December 2008 13:30

Here's a first glimpse of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZRX1200. The retro muscle bike has been given a new lease of life with a ground-up redesign. Kawasaki ZRX1200s for sale Get MCN, on sale December 10, for full details and more pictures. 

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Video: 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R onboard lap

Angus Farquhar, Liam Marsden, 29 October 2008 13:47

MCN's Adam Child is currently in Japan testing the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R but until he gets back check out these two videos of the motorcycle in action around the Autopolis track in Japan. Check out the video of the new ZX-6R getting a good thrashing around Kawasaki's test track - Autopolis - in Japan with inpressive graphics showing the elevations ...

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