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New Kawasaki ZX-10R gets mean (not green) makeover

Guy Procter, 01 April 2011 17:02

Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R may have lost the outright power battle with the BMW S1000RR and the handling scrap to Aprilia’s RSV4 APRC but it’s determined to walk away from the tussles head held high in the styling department. To that end Kawasaki USA’s taken the big Ninja to the ‘king of custom sportsbikes’ Robert Fisher, boss of Florida’s Roaring Toyz, ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR onboard at Bruntingthorpe

MCN, 11 February 2011 17:10

Following MCN's test of Kawasaki's 2011 ZX-10R against its superbike rivals on road and track last week, which placed the ZX-10R third, this week we have taken them all to MCN's performance test track and dyno facility. The video below gives you a taste of the speed testing at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. To find out the results, pick up a copy ...

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Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R takes on rivals

MCN, 03 February 2011 11:29

The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R gets a host of changes for this year, including ABS and traction control. MCN has already tested the ZX-10R in isolation at Qatar where it was mightily impressive, but is it enough to see off the other 1000cc sports bikes and the awesome BMW S1000RR? We test the ZX-10R, S1000RR, Honda Fireblade, Yamaha R1 and Suzuki ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R owners confident despite recall

Dan Aspel, 12 January 2011 12:51

The ZX-10R recall that required the replacement of valve springs, camshafts and valve retainers hasn't put off MCN readers who have already placed deposits on the new 197bhp superbike.   Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Despite the recall, the £11,699 ZX-10R is still due to appear in dealers on 27 January. Here's how the new owners feel about the recall. ...

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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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Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

Trevor Franklin, 18 November 2010 16:22

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is Qatar at the world launch of Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R. He’s just completed a day’s riding and sent this report. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale “Evening has descended upon the Losil circuit, and with it the temperature has dropped to a more relaxing 28 degrees.     “The new Kawasaki ZX-10R has shown that it ...

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

Andy Downes, 18 November 2010 09:05

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-10R after a single sighting lap at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.  He's just phoned in with his initial impressions of the bike and revealed it will cost £11,700 for the non-ABS version: The 2011 ZX-10R is all-new and despite only getting a lap behind racer Pere ...

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Video: 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R vs its 2009 predecessor

MCN, 03 February 2010 09:00

The rumour mill suggests Kawasaki's 2010 ZX-10R is more different than they're claiming. We test it against its 2009 predecessor to find out the truth...   Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Read the Kawasaki ZX-10R review http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at http://corp.brightcove.com/legal/terms_publisher.cfm. var config = ...

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