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Trevor Franklin  says:

Kawasaki ZX-10R: "high rpm problems"

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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  • Posted 4 years ago (21 December 2010 13:34)

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Oct 05

Posts: 12

Nucci says:

Well this story was about as useful as tits on a bull..

Next time try Trev, try and interrogate someone higher up the food chain than the lad who changes the toner cartridges on the printers ;)


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Mar 09

Posts: 20

hellobignose says:


Tits on a bull would actually be quite useful because then you could get milk, but still let it shag cows for more calves. It would be a brilliant all-in-one cow/bull thing. I think this successfully undermines your argument. Good work Trev

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Dave Tuplin


Aug 02

Posts: 19

Dave Tuplin says:


just make sure the tits are at the front so you don't get an impromptu cappuccino!


I am going to put 5p (each way) on conrod breakages... are they Aprillia reject rods??

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

Kawasaki tuned the motor until it magically makes more than the BM and now they are finding it can't cope.

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Oct 05

Posts: 100


that was informative.....

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Dec 08

Posts: 1291

boybilly1967 says:

Norton Commando, 'combat spec' springs to mind here.

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Sep 07

Posts: 2820

James600zx says:

"Insider info."

Another MCN Exclusive!

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Sep 10

Posts: 8

hazzazx10r says:

When, When ??????

I am lucky (or not ) to have one on order....The only thing I need to know is what is the earliest date i'm going to get it....I feel like a mushroom.....kept in the dark and fed on shite.....Come on Kawasaki youve got my hard earned cash at least give me know something to work with and maintain my confidence to ' Hang in there '...You owe that much to your commited customers !!!!!!!!!!

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Jun 09

Posts: 123

antimagneto says:

Just buy...

An R1, and have done with it. Anyone with one of these ZX 10's on order must be well impressed by Kawasaki's open, honest, and frank approach. They obviously think you are all stupid, and wouldn't understand even if they explained. Honourable path, they've followed though - giving refunds. Nowt to do with any potential product liability claims I bet....

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Aug 02

Posts: 239

Biker4751 says:

Ho hum

Every two years it's more power, less weight, shorter piston skirts, etc.  The manufacturers are happy if the thing works for two years or ten thousand miles, whichever comes first.  Given that most ultra-sport bikes wind up crashing this probably represents adequate longevity.  I don't see why anyone is surprised to see that Kawasaki finally found the limit and went a wee bit over it. 

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