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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo Photo Gallery

Check out how the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown VI.

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2009 Superbike Smackdown Quarter Mile Times
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2009 Superbike Smackdown horsepower chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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2009 Superbike Smackdown torque chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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One wheel shenanigans is an inevitable part of riding liter-class motorcycles.
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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The ZX-10R is one sharp turning motorcycle. Only bested by the ultra-agile Honda.
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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Find a straight stretch of roadway and put all 156 horsepower to work aboard the Ninja ZX-10R.
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Although the Kawasaki's instrument panel isn't the easiest to read. It sure does look cool.
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Another year, another batch of brand-new candy-colored Superbikes. This year Motorcycle USA presents separate track and street evaluations for your liter-class sportbike pleasure.
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$60,000-plus worth of machinery. But which one is right for you? Follow along and let's find out.
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparo
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Next to the Ducati, the Ninja's riding ergonomics are the most racy.
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The Ohlins steering damper that comes on the Ninja does little to quell tank slap during hard acceleration on bumpy pavement.
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The 2009 Ninja ZX-10R was the perfect tool for some of Northern California's tighter sections of road.
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The Kawasaki uses a pair of Tokico radial-mount calipers that latch down on 310mm petal-style brake discs. We couldn't imagine any more powerful of a set-up.