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2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Superbike Smackdown Track Photo Gallery

Check out Team Green’s liter-bike in action on the track during our annual Superbike Shootout in the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Track Comparison.

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The Ninja offers excellent handling that was well received amongst our testers.
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The Kawasaki has one of the smoothest powerband’s in the Superbike class.
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Next to the Ducati the Kawasaki was the lightest bike in our test.
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Although the Kawasaki didn’t rate the highest in the Turn-In category it was still quicker than the BMW.
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Superbike Smackdown IX Horsepower Comparison Chart
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Superbike Smackdown IX Torque Comparison Chart
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Kinelogix data logging equipment was used to record performance parameters on the Ninja.
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Mid-corner the Kawasaki was rated second-best behind the Honda.
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Waheed was able to put his second-fastest lap of the test on the Kawasaki.
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The Kawasaki cranked out the second-most horsepower—only three down on the mighty BMW.
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The Kawasaki was universally loved amongst our test riders.
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Even with its strong top-end performance the Ninja didn’t log very high acceleration G forces.
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The Kawasaki ZX-10R had the fourth-highest average corner speed.
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The Ninja won Motorcycle-USA’s coveted Superpole trophy for the fastest outright lap time of the test with Chris Siglin at the controls.
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The Kawasaki’s smooth engine helps the rear tire hook up off corners.
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The Ninja won Motorcycle-USA’s coveted Superpole trophy for the fastest outright lap time of the test with Chris Siglin at the controls.
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The LeoVince GP Pro Evo II slip-on increased horsepower by nearly 10 over stock.
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The Dynojet quickshifter helped keep the Kawasaki’s engine on the boil during hard acceleration.
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2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R