Slightly more user friendly than the psycho C-model Kawasaki ZX-10R of 2004/05 but the latest Kawasaki ZX-10R is still a pretty extreme, track focused missile. Competitive in the 1000cc sports category, so obscenely fast and fine handling. Kawasaki ZX-10R headlights not to everyone’s taste visually but it’s a look that gets cars out of the way sharpish.
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For some the lively ‘04 model was a little too racy, which meant Kawasaki tried to calm things down with the 06 model. The styling was changed; it got little wider, fatter and heavier thanks to the twin exiting exhausts under the seat. These also gave the 06 ZX-10R the nickname ‘the wheelbarrow’. Nick Morgan says “We had so much trouble getting power out of the engine, and couldn’t get the lazy chassis to handle. The cylinder heads were different, it was harder to tune, but they had fixed the generator problems of the first bike thankfully.”
The engine was similar to the predecessor with the same peak power, however a damper came as standard and it wasn’t as race focused. Despite being the least popular model it shouldn’t be underestimated; it’s lazier handling meant it was stable and easier to ride, it was also roomier.