Kawasakis ZX-10R has been updated for 2010 with cosmetic changes to the silencer and fairing, revisions to the gearbox and, rumour has it (although it’s denied by Kawasaki) changes to its ECU and fuelling.
But how much of a difference does it all make? To find out, MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at Bruntingthorpe proving ground speed testing a new 2010 ZX-10R against an old ’09 ZX-10R to exactly measure any differences, and the results are surprising.
Adam says: “Obviously they both look very different, but in terms of outright performance it’s hard to tell. Both are topping out at an indicated 186mph-ish, depending on wind direction (chceck out the onboard video). We will only be able to tell you for sure once we have downloaded the data and had both bikes on the dyno.”
For a full report see next week’s MCN, on sale Wednesday 3 Feb. For a taste of what's to come, watch the video below showing Adam on the 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R going flat-out at Brunters.