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The wheelbarrow gains traction…
What we said then “Slightly more user friendly than the psycho original ZX-10R, but the look won’t be to everyone’s tastes.” What happened next The secondgeneration of ZX-10R quickly gained the unflattering nickname ‘The Wheelbarrow’ due to its perceived lazy handling and twin underseat pipes. Sales were poor as the once wild Ninja slipped to the bottom of the superbike performance pile, forcing Kawasaki to offer various incentives such as free Akrapovic end cans to tempt buyers – a ploy that failed to work. price makes this the cheapest way to get access to a blistering 174bhp engine and stable chassis. The look grows on you and for many years this was the only model of ZX-10R to win a WSB race, but prices are rising.
O Price From £3500 to £5000 O Engine 998cc 16v inline four O Power 173bhp @ 11,700rpm O Torque 85ftlb @ 9500rpm O Weight 175kg
The 2006/7 ZX-10R was cruelly called The Wheelbarrow, but it’s a fast wheelbarrow