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2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Ride Photo Gallery

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 review.

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The ram air intake is designed for lower intake noise,
higher intake efficiency which equals more power.
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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.
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Wheelie control makes the Ninja ZX-10R that much easier to ride at the racetrack.
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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.
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Mega grip from the Bridgestone BT-003 race tires mean mega wheelies out of every corner.
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The traction control system employed on the new 10R is the best system we’ve ever tested on a production motorcycle.
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The ZX-10R’s chassis delivers a high-level of road feel at lean.
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A racing exhaust and kit ECU boosted engine power to stock BMW S1000RR levels.
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The cockpit layout and riding ergonomics are a big improvement over last year’s bike.
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The new Ninja ZX-10R is a very easy motorcycle to ride around the racetrack.
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The new Ninja ZX-10R uses a longer swingarm that stretches wheelbase to 56.1 inches.
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The ZX-10R employs a new horizontally-mounted Showa gas-charged shock absorber.
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The Ninja ZX-10R utilizes wheel speed sensors on each wheel to feed information to the traction control and engine management systems.
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For 2011 the ZX-10R gets Showa suspension components front and rear.
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The Kawasaki’s digital instrument panel offers a number of features and is now one of the best set-ups on the market.
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The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R retails for $13,799 and is available in U.S. dealerships right now.
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Kawasaki designers hit a home run in terms of styling. This is perhaps the best-looking 10R ever.
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The 2011 Ninja 10R is claimed to weigh only 437 pounds with a full 4.5 gallon load of fuel.
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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.
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Stability at all speeds is a strong point of the new 10R.
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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R production and World Superbike versions.
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World Superbike-spec 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.