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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Smackdown Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA compares the latest 2011 liter-class Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read about it in the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparison review.

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is the lightest sportbike on the market for 2011.
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Motorcycle USA tests the latest 2011 Superbikes on the street in the 2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Street comparison.
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One complaint with the ZX-10R is how small the windscreen is which makes the high-speed riding less comfortable.
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The Kawasaki’s control layout and overall ergonomics is far more accommodating than years past.
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The Ninja ZX-10R has the smoothest powerband of the liter-bikes.
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The rear suspension delivers a very comfortable ride without giving up any sporting performance in the corners.
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Transmission action and overall performance was another attribute of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
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Although we experienced some stability issues at the racetrack on the street the Kawi’s chassis was very compliant.
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The Ninja ZX-10R is now the lightest liter-bike available.
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The Ninja ZX-10R is now the lightest liter-bike available.
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The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10 retails for $13,799; ABS-equipped model $14,799.
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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Smackdown
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The Ninja ZX-10R was rated highly in the Appearance category.
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The Ninja’s bottom-end and mid-range power is definitely down compared to the other bikes.
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The Kawi’s electronics package is superior to even the mighty BMW’s.
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The Kawasaki’s slipper clutch works well as test rider Brian Steeves demonstrates.
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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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We’re big fans of the new Kawasaki’s new styling.
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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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Meet the class of the 2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Street shootout.
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As always the braking components on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R are strong and fade-free.