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2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R first dyno test: 170bhp at the wheel!

By MCN Road Test Desk -

First rides & tests

 11 January 2008 11:39

MCN has just put the first 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R on a dyno, and the new bike makes a genuine 170bhp at the rear wheel!

Torque is impressive too, making 80.24lbft at 8500rpm. To put the figure into perspective, a 2008 R1 tested back-to-back on the same dyno made 162bhp and 79.29lbft of torque at 9500rpm.

MCN is about to begin testing the new Kawasaki ZX-10R against the 2008 model R1.

You can see the first verdict in next week’s MCN, out Wednesday January 16.