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Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX10R World Superbike Photo Gallery

Tamada’s Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX-10R proved to have one of the most rideable chassis in the group, though lacked in the engine department. Read the full story in our 2009 World Superbike Comparison.

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Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX10R World Superbike has big Brembos on the front but it took a heavy grip to make them work.
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Makoto Tamada ended the Valencia round 14-0.
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Kawasaki claims changes to the chasses setup and engine management system makes the ZX-10R more stable and easier to ride.
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Color-coded and labeled sensors are an important part of the Kawasaki WSBK data gathering system.
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Built for abuse, the Kawasaki's rear swingarm is massive yet light.
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The Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX10R World Superbike utilizes an oversized radiator to help keep temperatures down.
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Brembo brakes help stop the Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX10R World Superbike.
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Arata makes the one-off exhaust on the Kawasaki ZX-10R World Superbike.
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The Kawasaki handles the corners with the ease thanks to the loads of electronics on it.
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Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX10R World Superbike
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Exiting the corners, the Kawasaki doesn't get off the corners like the others I tested.
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Think about turning and the Kawasaki instinctively goes there.
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The Kawasaki ZX-10R World Superbike came in just behind the Honda and Aprilia for ease of the ride.
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Makoto Tamada on the grid with the Kawasaki ZX-10R World Superbike.