Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

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MCN’s chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just returned from the world launch of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. In this week’s MCN (out this Wednesday, November 24) he’ll reveal if he thinks it’ll beat the bike he’s been riding for the last 9 months – the BMW S1000RR.    

In the meantime, here are the bikes’ key specifications to ponder. The performance figures are claimed, and therefore have to be taken with a pinch of salt, and – yes – the claimed torque figures are exactly the same… 

Read the full ZX-10R first ride report in this week’s MCN, on sale 24 November 2010. 

2010 BMW S1000RR

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Base price: £11,700

Base price: £11,699

Full spec price £12,995

Full spec price: £12,699

Claimed power 190.4bhp

Claimed power: 197.3bhp

Claimed torque: 82.7ft-lb

Claimed torque: 82.7ft-lb

Kerb weight: 204kg (ABS version 206.5kg)

Kerb weight: 198kg (ABS version 201kg)

Power to weight ratio: 1:1.085

Power to weight ratio: 1:1.019

ENGINE: 999cc inline four. Bore 80mm, stroke 49.7mm. Comp ratio: 13.0:1.

ENGINE: 998cc inline four. Bore 76mm, stroke 55mm. Comp ratio: 13.0:1.

Forks 46mm USD, fully adjustable.

Forks: 43mm Big Piston

Shock Sachs, fully adjustable

Shock: fully adjustable

Fuel tank: 17.5-litres.

Fuel capacity: 17-litres.

Wheelbase: 1432mm.

Wheelbase: 1425mm

Rake/trail: 23.9°/95.9mm.

Rake/trail: 25°/107mm.

Seat height: 820mm.

Seat height: 813mm.