WHAT WE SAID – SBOTY 2013
There’s no doubt a hot lap feels incredibly fast on board the Ninja once in the zone, accompanied by the MotoGP electronic-assisted soundtrack. But the slower sections on circuit really punished the slowish steering.
It doesn’t dance on its wheels like the European bikes, though ridden in isolation you’ll barely notice once you’re used to her. And saying that, there’s grip aplenty and the Kawasaki never threatened to spit out its dummy at either end.
So long as you’re in the go-zone, corner exits are where the Ten really punishes the rest, but you must smash the throttle bodies hard to extract the best from the ZX-10R.
A weapon then and still a weapon now. And the Kawasaki ZX-10R...