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Kawasaki ZX10R


The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle represents the evolution in Kawasaki Heavy Industries open-class sportbike development. Originally released for the 2004 model year, the ZX-10R Superbike is the successor to the Ninja ZX-9R sportbike. Since inception, the Ninja ZX-10R has received two major overhauls.

The Ninja ZX-10R is cued heavily off the Kawasaki ZX-RR MotoGP motorcycle using sharp exterior lines, a slim tail section and a short, tucked-away exhaust.
Kawasaki unleashes their latest version of their 1000cc machine, the Ninja ZX-10R. The lightest of the superbike class and most overall improved for the 2011 model year.
Initially Kawasaki’s ZX-10 Superbike was known for its slim chassis dimensions, nimble handling manners, svelte weight and tremendous engine power output making it the sharpest, most aggressive liter-class sportbike. It was so cutting-edge that it was deemed to be almost too much for the motorcycling public. Thus in 2006 Kawasaki gave the Ninja ZX-10 its first revamp. Noteworthy changes included a more rider-friendly chassis and engine power manners as well as all-new exterior styling.

For the 2008 model year the Ninja ZX-10R received its most recent make-over consisting of a complete redesign from the wheels up. In its current iteration the ZX-10 uses the best attributes of both previous designs. The ZX10 keeps its outrageously powerful 998cc liquid-cooled Inline-Four, yet its engine power is extremely rider friendly. Likewise its agile handling traits return without comprising overall stability and control. In the styling department, the Ninja is cued heavily off the Kawasaki ZX-RR MotoGP motorcycle using sharp exterior lines, a slim tail section and a short, tucked-away exhaust.
Kawasaki ZX10R Motorcycle Reviews
2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Look
Monday, July 09, 2012
Kawasaki arms its 2013 Ninja ZX-10R with an Ohlins electronic steering damper as standard fitment.
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Track Comparison
Monday, April 11, 2011
Kawasaki has always been near the forefront with its ZX-10R. This year it’s the only brand to offer a fully redesigned motorcycle; find out if the improvements enough to take on its competition in the 2011 Superbike Smackdown.
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Ride
Monday, November 22, 2010
We test ride Kawasaki’s latest Ninja ZX-10R Superbike. Find out what it’s like to ride around the racetrack in this motorcycle first ride review.
2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison Street
Monday, May 17, 2010
Motorcycle USA puts all the 2010 Superbikes to the test in our Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read the 2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R street review.
2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison Track
Friday, May 07, 2010
Motorcycle-USA puts the 2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. See the results here.
Tamadas Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX-10R
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tamada’s Paul Bird Kawasaki ZX-10R proved to have one of the most rideable chassis in the group, though lacked in the engine department.
2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison Track
Monday, May 18, 2009
Motorcycle-USA takes the latest Superbikes and put's them to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. Welcome to the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Track portion.
2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison Street
Monday, May 11, 2009
Check out how the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle compares against the best 2009 liter-class motorcycles in our 2009 Superbike Smackdown motorcycle comparison.
2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Monday, March 31, 2008
Five motorcycles of the highest performance, we get the best from Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Ducati for a little Smackdown.
2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Ride
Friday, January 04, 2008
MotorcycleUSA grabs its passport to sample the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike at Qatar's 16-turn Losail circuit.
2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Monday, May 07, 2007
The Big Four's latest batch of literbikes - CBR1000RR, ZX-10R, GSX-R1000, and R1, we'll put them through the motions on the track and street.
2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Monday, April 03, 2006
We assemble the gnarliest wheelie-popping class of sportbikes for a big-bore brawl to see if the mighty Gixxer Thou can be knocked off its high perch.
2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Ride
Monday, February 06, 2006
With its new Superbike contender, Kawasaki shows us how to make a heavier bike with the same power even faster than before.
2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Monday, May 16, 2005
We open up a can of whup-ass at PIR for the second portion of our Superbike Smackdown II.
2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Monday, May 16, 2005
There's more power on tap in any of these 400-pound bikes than you'll find in a 3200-pound base-model Honda Accord. Hang on tight!
2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
We already told ya which literbike was best on the street. iIt's track time, wound out to the max by former AMA champ Steve Crevier.
2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Better than you and not afraid to show it, these bikes epitomize the high-performance motorcycle. Oh yeah, and they're freakadillishly f-f-fast!
2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R
Sunday, December 22, 2002
A stock sportbike faster than a full-factory superbike from 10 years ago? Hang on!
Kawasaki ZX10R First Looks
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Look
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R features an all-new engine and chassis, as well as stock traction control and optional ABS. Did we mention it’s 22 pounds lighter too? Read more in this first look.
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Look
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R features an all-new engine and chassis, as well as stock traction control and optional ABS. Did we mention it’s 22 pounds lighter too? Read more in this first look.
2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK Race Bike Revealed
Saturday, September 04, 2010
The all new 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R that the PBR Motorsports team will compete in next year’s World Superbike championship was revealed this weekend at Nuburgring.
2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Drawing
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Can Kawasaki’s 2011 Ninja ZX-10R close the gap on its Superbike competition? A teaser pic from Team Green stirs up our interest.
2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Look
Monday, October 05, 2009
Kawasaki gives it's liter-class sportbike a host of small updates for next year. Check out the 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R First Look
2008 Ninja ZX-10R Makes Official Debut
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Kawasaki follows up teaser shots of the ZX-10R with the official scoop on it's '08 literbike.
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Look
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The first of the all new 2008 model open class sportbikes to officially be unveiled is the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and as you can see it looks like its going to be a wild year.
Kawasaki ZX10R Dealerships