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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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2011 Kawasaki Z750R gallery

James Keen, 14 December 2010 14:13

You can read the full first ride report on the 2011 Kawasaki Z750R in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 15 December 2010... Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale But for now, here's a full gallery of pictures of the bike Kawasaki are pitching straight at the Triumph Street Triple R. Video: 2011 Kawasaki Z750R test The new 2011 Z750 'R' version gets ...

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Kawasaki recalls new ZX-10R - Update from Kawasaki UK

Andy Downes, 13 December 2010 09:26

Kawasaki has issued what it is calling a ‘technical hold’ on ALL new ZX-10Rs in America but hasn’t revealed why. Kawasaki America has ordered all bikes sold and delivered to be sent back.  UPDATE 14 Dec: Kawasaki UK has released the following statement: "Following its recent successful Press Launch in Qatar, the European sales introduction of the 2011 model Kawasaki ...

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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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Kawasaki Z1000SX a hit with sportsbike refugees

Steve Farrell, 01 December 2010 14:01

The Kawasaki Z1000SX - a sports touring version of the Z1000 - proved very popular in our snap poll of Motorcycle Live show-goers. Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review Les Baines, 56, Hayfield, Derbyshire: “I love it. It’s got everything. It’s got the touring capability and a sports bike engine. They handle well and you’ve got the luggage for long distances. At the moment ...

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Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Kawasaki show 4 new models

MCN, 24 November 2010 12:15

Kawasaki has taken on board criticism that its range was looking tired and come up four new models for 2011 - you can see the ZX-10R and the Z1000SX, W800 and Voyager custom at the show on stand R630. One of these is the first Japanese superbike to hit back after the shock of being trounced in 2010 by BMW ...

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: your questions answered

Trevor Franklin, 23 November 2010 14:02

MCN's Trevor Franklin was at the world launch of the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Here he answers your questions on the new S1000RR competitor...  Is the ZX-10R as mad as the first one?  Crumplezone, email    If you mean does it tankslap like a loon and have a mental power delivery then, based on this first ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

MCN, 22 November 2010 15:43

MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just returned from the world launch of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. In this week's MCN (out this Wednesday, November 24) he'll reveal if he thinks it'll beat the bike he's been riding for the last 9 months - the BMW S1000RR.     Find a BMW S1000RR for sale In the meantime, ...

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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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