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2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

Discover how Kawasaki’s latest Superbike performs against the competition in the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Track Comparison review.

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