KAWASAKI ZX-10R KRT REPLICA
FUEL 17 litres @45mpg = 168 miles WEIGHT 197kg SEAT 813mm POWER 197bhp TORQUE 84ftlb THE RIDER Michael Neeves. Sportsbike lover who also races in Thundersport GP1 HEIGHT 6ft WEIGHT 72kg email@example.com
This will be the first time I’ve run a long-term test bike into winter, so that means more OCD chain cleaning and a serious thought to the right tyres for the job. The latest sports touring/ winter tyres are designed to warm up fast, give superb grip in the wet and last for big miles. They’re not just for commuters and tourers anymore, they can be used on superbikes like my Kawasaki, so that’s what I’ve gone for. I’ve ridden on Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 in tests this year and been impressed, so I’m keen to see what they’re like day-to-day on a big bhp bike like the ZX-10R. Watch this space.
New rubber to take the Ninja into winter