Kawasaki ZX-10R

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Stick race gear­ing on to shorten the long ra­tios and this Kawasaki would re­ally fly, but in stan­dard trim it takes a rel­a­tive age to ping through the slick, quick­shift-as­sisted gear­box, and with the bikes be­ing so close, that’s its lap time gone.

You feel the ZX-10R’S ex­tra ki­los when chang­ing di­rec­tion, but again this could be eas­ily rec­ti­fied with a lighter race pipe, which would also re­lease more power. Like the Yamaha, the elec­tron­ics in­ter­fere with the brakes on track and the ABS, which you can’t turn off, is con­stantly puls­ing the lever. Lap times aside, we all felt con­fi­dent and com­fort­able on the Kawasaki.

Lap time 1:44.41 'Lap times aside, we all felt very con­fi­dent on the


Tall gear­ing didn't play into the ZX-10R'S hands at the tight Al­car­ras cir­cuit

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