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2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparo Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparo. 2007 Superbike Smackdown IV

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A four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four pumps out the power.
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The titanium exhaust has a butterfly valve, located before the exhaust splits to the mufflers, that is controlled by rpm, throttle position and gear position to improve low-end response and help smooth overall power.
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The twin-spar backbone-type frame combines cast and pressed pieces so frame weight is kept to a minimum while still providing high strength and stability with responsive handling.
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The twin-spar backbone design has a width comparable to the 600cc class.
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The Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu Canyon has more than its share of switchbacks and S-turns that provide an excellent testing area for the handling traits of the '07 ZX-10R.
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The ZX-10R is competitively prices in the same range as the other superbikes, with an asking price of $11,249-$11,549
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We got to ride the Passion Red version of the ZX-10R, but Kawasaki offers it in Lime Green, Candy Plasma Blue, and Ebony.
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On the attack, Ninja-style.
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Caution - riding the ZX-10R may cause heightened elation, mirth, and increased levels of adrenaline.
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Key features for the '07 ZX-10R are an impressive power-to-weight ratio, its race-oriented performance, its track-tuned handling and in its aggressive, aerodynamic styling.
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The rake and trail for the '07 ZX-10R remains the same from last year, with 24-degrees of rake and 4-inches of trail.
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While on the backroads, riders can appreciate the ZX-10R's solid stability and predictable handling.
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The '07 ZX-10R's ability to accelerate out of corners is assisted by its linear power delivery and its enhanced traction system.
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Wanted - skilled riders ready to take control and enjoy the high-caliber performance of Kawasaki's latest superbike.
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Bringing the action to a stop are dual floating 300mm petal discs with four-piston radial-mount calipers.
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The ZX-10R's success in the upper speed ranges is due to the combination of its fairing, seat cowl, and dual under-seat exhaust system which are designed for smooth aerodynamics and a clean look.
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The ZX-10R is the most compact of this year's contingent of contenders with a wheelbase of 54.5 inches.
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The butterfly valve, located before the exhaust splits to the mufflers, is controlled by rpm, throttle position and gear position to improve low-end response and help smooth overall power.
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The fuel tank holds 4.5-gallons.
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Get your motor running, head out on the highway.
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A back-torque limiting clutch automatically disengages the clutch under hard braking and deceleration to prevent rear wheel hop during corner entry.
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It takes a skilled rider like Earnest to harness the in-your-face power of the Smackdown literbikes.
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Michael Earnest brought his AFM road-racing experience to the table and pushes the ZX-10R to its limitations.
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They may be known as team Mean Green, but the ZX-10R doesn't look bad in red either.
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The short, compact frame allows the swingarm to be longer, making it easier for Duke to control the rear wheel powerslides.
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Hutch puts the ZX-10R's track-tuned handling to the test.
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Here's a picture we know Kawasaki likes - the ZX-10R as the leader of the pack.
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Pop the clutch and hold on Hutch.
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Narrow engine design allows excellent ground clearance for 52 degrees of lean angle.
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Last year's winner on the dyno chart, the ZX-10R dropped to third on the chart in 2007 registering 154.7 hp at 8,500 rpm.
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The central ram air duct produces a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency and provides the mounting surface for the instrument panel, eliminating brackets and weight.