This video of the next Kawasaki ZX-10R has just been released by the Japanese firm as it attempts to get both the road and racing bikes on top of the 1000cc class.
The clip shows a racing version of the bike Kawasaki is hoping is good enough to win the World Superbike championship for the first time since Scott Russell took the title in 1993. Since then the Kawasaki racing effort has been an almost complete failure as firstly the ZX-7RR was too old and a 750cc fighting against bigger capacity bikes and the ZX-10R seemed unsuited to racing.
Kawasaki has taken development of the new ZX-10R so seriously that it took the decision to hold back on bring the bike to market for an extra year to make sure it was as good as it possible could be.
You can read the full story in Wednesday’s MCN.