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2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Ride Photo Gallery
Updated chassis geometry features slightly steeper rake (0.5 degree) and 3mm less. The result is more weight on the front wheel.
See photos of Kawasaki's redesigned ZX-10R Ninja Superbike then read our motorcycle riding impressions in the
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Ride
The ram air intake is designed for lower intake noise,
higher intake efficiency which equals more power.
The Ninja ZX-10R employs wheelie control that lets you to keep the throttle pinned to the stop when power wheelie out of a corner.
Wheelie control makes the Ninja ZX-10R that much easier to ride at the racetrack.
Without having ridden both bikes back-to-back it was difficult to tell if the new 10R is any more agile than the old one. Turn-in did feel more predicable then we remembered however.
Mega grip from the Bridgestone BT-003 race tires mean mega wheelies out of every corner.
The traction control system employed on the new 10R is the best system we’ve ever tested on a production motorcycle.
The ZX-10R’s chassis delivers a high-level of road feel at lean.
A racing exhaust and kit ECU boosted engine power to stock BMW S1000RR levels.
The cockpit layout and riding ergonomics are a big improvement over last year’s bike.
The new Ninja ZX-10R is a very easy motorcycle to ride around the racetrack.
The new Ninja ZX-10R uses a longer swingarm that stretches wheelbase to 56.1 inches.
The ZX-10R employs a new horizontally-mounted Showa gas-charged shock absorber.
The Ninja ZX-10R utilizes wheel speed sensors on each wheel to feed information to the traction control and engine management systems.
For 2011 the ZX-10R gets Showa suspension components front and rear.
The Kawasaki’s digital instrument panel offers a number of features and is now one of the best set-ups on the market.
The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R retails for $13,799 and is available in U.S. dealerships right now.
Kawasaki designers hit a home run in terms of styling. This is perhaps the best-looking 10R ever.
The 2011 Ninja 10R is claimed to weigh only 437 pounds with a full 4.5 gallon load of fuel.
Waheed laps Road Atlanta aboard the Power Up bike with an racing exhaust and kit ECU. There was substantially more power especially at high rpm.
Stability at all speeds is a strong point of the new 10R.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R production and World Superbike versions.
World Superbike-spec 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
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