Kawasaki ZX-10R

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)

Road test and photographs by Percival

Back in the middle of year I had the chance to ride the new Z at Park circuit during the MCI day. My ride on it then was cut due to an accident on track so I only 3 laps on it, most of that was spent trying to get used to the My first impressions were not so and I came away feeling this bike needed a lot of to get it at all competitive with it’s rivals the R1, GSX-R 10000 and

My short time spent it made me feel that it was overpowered for the chassis and had suspect not much of a recommendation really, as I also had made my mind up at time that it was also to fragile. So here we are a few months the line and I got the chance to try another this time for a few weeks on the

I have owned Kawasaki’s in the and have had some fantastic with them. Now I’m my age here, but way back in the 80’s I my Kawasaki experience with a called the GPZ1100 Uni-trac, a bike, then but compared to its a spagetti framed overpowered piece of machinery, as are most of the from that era.

get me wrong here but then were the top of the tree, nothing close to the outright performance and looks of those bikes. I that up with a GPZ750 and this is where I can start to some comparison to the first I had about the new ZX10R!

You have always come to that Kawasaki make motors, they always done and the new ZX10 is no exception to the As I said previously I was unsure of the when I first rode it, it rough and ready and would you off at any moment, but having picked up the new from Kawasaki headquarters and off up the road for a few miles my thoughts to change somewhat.

The word on a motorcycle has always stood for special, power, sports agile, and without a doubt a bit of a off! So with the new ZX10 me I started to appreciate just Kawasaki have actually here.

Lets get it down on here. The ZX10 is lighter most 600’s, it will do 100mph in first gear before you get to the red line of 13,000rpm, it aim skyward at the earliest opportunity in any up to 4th just on power alone, and it not take prisoners!

The ZX10 to be treated with the utmost unlike most other 1lt around, it will punish you in an if you do something silly or stupid, a little to hard and you will be on the ground in a flash. No the ZX10 not take kindly to inexperienced it will take all your to ride this bike and all your past riding will need to be used if you to stay on this bike and a good time!

Two decades or more after the Kawasaki superbike was introduced to the we now have the all new ZX-10R, and it’s fantastic in every respect. it up next to another Japanese 1lt and it looks tiny, park it to a ZX6R and it looks tiny, a sign of just how far the redesign of bike has gone, now compare it to rivals and the ZX10 wins Weighing in at a mere 192kg wet it is 15kg less than Blade and 5kg less than a plus it actually puts more power to the road any other 1lt superbike, and not forgetting the big its more than the Hayabusa and the

Now we have already put the ZX10 in when it come to the others, but it like to actually ride on the roads. The ZX10 feels when you get on it, with the frame as they are you really feel you are on something like a 400 race rep The seating and handlebar position are right though, strangely less compact than the of the bike, which was odd.

The one here that will put off riders is the overall seat as it is quite high for anyone about a 30/31 inside For everyday riding the Z is not at all bad, it not give you a numb behind and enough the wrists feel ok after a longish town as well. There are a few niggles in and in traffic though, but most you can with practice.

The first slight problem is as before the on/off nature of the delivery with the ZX10. In this become a little until you get used to it, but after a you can appreciate why Kawasaki have a tough linear clutch in bike. The second is that in or traffic all you ever need is gear, there’s not many you can get up to over 100mph in town!

add to the list a hot right foot by the colector box being just it, summer may well be a little on your foot with the

Get out onto the country roads is my the ZX10 does not belong in or traffic, this change of will bring out the beast in bike, and boy will you begin to it! On tight twisty roads the Z like a race 600, steering, flickable, acres of clearance to exploit, and with the wheel base of any 1lt bike it doesn’t feel as nervous as you expect.

The biggest problem when you are out the guys and gals for a Sunday is don’t leave them as not much is going to keep up this bike on any kind of A word of caution here don’t play around or get with the throttle until you had some experience with the or you will definately loose passsenger if you have one, or be skyward at an alarming pace!

On sweeping roads the ZX10 precise and confident even a steering damper. The suspension take most road with ease even it is a bit on the stiff side, but not much to upset this bike at maximum lean angles.

The is fitted with the new Dunlop radials and these seem to be suited to the Z’s manners, the from these tyres is and under heavy breaking you seem to be doing a lot of the time!) the and stability is perfect. Talking of the ZX10 has some pretty stoppers up front with calipers and fashionable wavy they work well and haul you up in super quick from the most ludicrous the onl slight niggle I have is that with thin on the slim lever bites your hand a little could be a bit tedious on a track day for with normal gloves on its fine though. So there you it, the big Z is an awesome bike to ride and like my first impressions ago!

Mean and moody and ready to is what the ZX10 is all about, get out on the and in 100-120 miles you will certainly need fuel, is where the reserve light to come on, when this you have 20-30 miles in the tank. It’s a great way to the morning or afternoon, or both if you like it.

The instruments will you exactly when you need but don’t rely on reading the of the LCD display, you usually don’t that sort of time to do it, a glance at the speedo is all you get under circumstances. Ride the ZX10 7,000 or 8,000rpm and there’s no way you have time to look at readouts, bends rush up on you in a and those previously long of road seem oh-so-short

You can ride the Z at lower revs say 4 or 5,000rpm and still be faster most other bikes on the even at these revs and you will still enter at 10-20mph faster than you before and come out the other thinking ‘that was easy’, how the Z makes you feel all the time. got massive power, it’s and agile in corners and in my mind it is the fun Japanese 1lt bike out there.

are not many things I would to change on the new ZX10, maybe a new brake lever and a slightly screen, but I can live with because of the sheer fun you get from bike. The Kawasaki ZX-10R is a stunning bike in every from the sheer power and of it to the experience and knowlege needed to this bike properly.

Many riders will try out bike and feel intimidated, all I say is persevere and stay under for a whil until you get used to it, if you get and feel you can handle it then go for the figures and things take on a new meaning! Just make you do everyone, and yourself, a huge get into the right frame of before you ride this because suddenly everything a blurr and gets rather for want of a better word!

I ridden all the other rivals the past year and I can honestly say there isn’t anything the new ZX-10R! Some come and are also more user but at the end of the day if you want a pure adrenaline go out and get one of these.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000-C1)

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