2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Track Smackdown Photo Gallery
The Kawasaki turns into corners very sharply.
Discover how Kawasaki’s latest Superbike performs against the competition in the
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Track Comparison
2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike Smackdown Dyno
2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
Meet the competitors in this year’s Superbike Smackdown Track comparison.
Like always Kawasaki had their bike well set-up at the track.
Waheed prepares to hit the track for Superpole.
The Kawasaki had one of the more “flatter” feeling powerbands.
This year the ZX-10R is the lightest bike in its class.
You won’t find a bike that steers into corners any faster than the ZX-10R.
Power output is essentially the same as last year’s bike however the power curve is smoother.
Some riders thought the ergonomics were too aggressive but test rider Corey Neuer commented that it worked just fine.
The Kawasaki’s traction control system is superior in function to that of the Ducati and BMW.
Kawasaki continues to improve its ZX-10R however it has too many compromises for it to run up front.
The Kawasaki ZX-10R offers tremendous stopping power.
Bottom and mid-range power is down compared to the other liter-bikes.
The Kawasaki ZX-10R achieved the greatest lean angle as measured inside Turn 13 at Chuckwalla.
Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (right) and MotorcycleUSA’s Adam Waheed (left) confer before going out for Superpole.
The Kawi’s traction control system is by far the least intrusive.
The Kawasaki put up solid times in Superpole proving how well it works in a racing environment.
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