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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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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R problem diagnosed - valve springs

James Keen, 31 December 2010 12:47

Having suspended the public launch of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R to investigate a technical issue, Kawasaki have now revealed the cause of concern - the valve springs. 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R review According to an official Kawasaki press release: "It had been discovered that when some examples of the new 2011 Ninja ZX-10R were operated at high rpm under unique riding ...

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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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Win a Japanese factory tour with Kawasaki

Dan Aspel, 17 December 2010 10:34

Attend one of Kawasaki’s 2011 range launch nights next month and you could win a tour of one of its Japanese factories.  Find a used Kawasaki for sale A selection of Kawasaki dealers will be displaying the firm’s road bikes in a series of evening events on 27th January. By registering beforehand and signing up for the draw on the ...

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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: 2011 Kawasaki Z750R test - 'too heavy to excite'

MCN, 15 December 2010 10:10

Kawasaki is making bold claims about their new Z750R. They say they're gunning for the magnificent Triumph Street Triple R, which is more or less the same price and power as the Z750R and one of the best sports nakeds you can buy, bar none. That’s some claim, then.    Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale 2011 Kawasaki Z750R gallery So, can ...

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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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Kawasaki Z750R first impressions - 'no Street Triple'

Michael Neeves, 08 December 2010 11:24

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in southern Spain for the launch of Kawasaki’s new Z750R.  Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale The R model will run alongside the existing Z750 in its 2011 line-up and features higher spec chassis parts, comprising an alloy swing arm, uprated rear shock and forks, radially-mounted brake callipers and, for the first time ...

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Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX v Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

MCN, 08 December 2010 08:30

Kawasaki's new Z1000SX proved it will be the sports tourer to beat in 2011 after MCN's world first group test against Yamaha's FZ1 Fazer.     Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review Read the full test in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 8 December 2010. brightcove.createExperiences(); Onboard shot using GoPro cameras - visit www.x-tremevideo.com

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