1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

The 200+bhp 2011 Ninja ZX-10R

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Route 66, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

    3,308 Messages
    6 Likes Received
    Kawasaki has stamped its foot; Team Green is sick of playing catch-up in World Superbikes, it will no longer be content to languish at the back of the field. But defeating the monstrous Aprilia RSV4 and the ominous BMW S1000RR is going to require a motorcycle leagues ahead of what Kawasaki has been rolling out in 2010.

    Behold, motorcycle fans, the new king of the castle. Ripping out a terrifying 210 horsepower and weighing just 198kg full of fuel and fluids, the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R leap-frogs to the front of the power and power-to-weight charts. But it's not just muscles that make this bike so special, it sports a completely redesigned chassis aimed at improving handling and racetrack lap times – and a traction control/ABS setup that ditches all notions that such systems are for safety.

    On the new Ninja, the intelligent electronics are all focused on making you faster than ever before on the road or track. Wouldn't it be an amazing turnaround if this machine could catapult Kawasaki back into World Superbike contention? Either way, this is one of the most exciting bikes we've seen in lime green for a lot of years, and it's a signal to the other Japanese manufacturers that near enough is no longer good enough.
  2. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

    4,092 Messages
    15 Likes Received
  3. 63echo

    63echo Member

    279 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I'm not really big on the Ninja line's styling (I'm a CBR guy, so my opinion is automatically suspect when it comes to styling according to most people), but that's a sexy bike.

    And by way of comparison, the GSXR1300 (Hayabusa) pumps only 172bhp and weighs more than 150 lbs more than this Ninja. Absolutely sick.

    Both bikes makes my CBR1K look positively wimpy.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

    30,998 Messages
    1 Likes Received
    210hp? Thats it? The Boss Hoss "Stud Hoss" has a Corvette engine in it and it spits out 502hp! :laugh2:

    [IMG]
  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

    20,665 Messages
    688 Likes Received
    I ride, and even I wouldn't get a bike that fast. It doesn't take all that much power to have fun on two wheels.
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

    3,308 Messages
    6 Likes Received
    I agree with all saying its overkill. I might stick to a Hayabusa since it has less of a reach to the handlebars than a Ninja or an R1.
  7. Duane

    Duane Active Member

    6,875 Messages
    11 Likes Received
    The CBR600F2 was the best bike I've ever owned and I doubt it had over 100hp.
  8. 63echo

    63echo Member

    279 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    +1. I just love the Honda machines.


    And to the others: even the 600 class is overkill if all you're trying to do is get from point A to point B. The Hayabusa is just ridiculous and this new Ninja even more over the top. That doesn't mean I wouldn't really love to ride one, though. I would (like every living rider) just have to ride within my limitations.
  9. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

    26,487 Messages
    1,805 Likes Received
    Hayabusa is only the ugliest bike known to man. Just saying.
  10. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

    26,487 Messages
    1,805 Likes Received
    I wish Honda would make the 600RR look like the 1000RR.
  11. 63echo

    63echo Member

    279 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I agree. There are some pretty significant differences, not the least of which is the under seat exhaust. I'm just not a fan. All things considered though, I don't think the newer 600s are at all ugly. The red and black one reminds me of Darth Maul on wheels. :) . A lot of people (reviewers included) really knock the CBRs looks (both the 600 and the litre) and I don't understand. I like 'em.

    I also agree with you on the 'busa. That's an ugly bike. I can't put my finger on why, aside from the fact that it's loooong.
  12. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

    4,166 Messages
    30 Likes Received
    I never liked the busa either. And most of those open liter bikes are too heavy for the racetrack anyway. But 435lbs wet make this new Ninja pretty exciting. I'm an R1 guy myself having owned ZX-7's, Gixxers, and R1's.

    The new BMW I find very intriguing as well.
  13. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

    3,308 Messages
    6 Likes Received
    I don't want to ride some of these sportbikes that have an extreme ride angle. Some are better than others and so far, the Busa is the most comfortable. I don't have to have a bike look perfect. I care more about how the bike rides than what it looks like to others.
  14. 63echo

    63echo Member

    279 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Exciting indeed! It's incredible that they've actually gotten this done but it's almost scarily light. I like a little bulk under me, but I don't get out to the track very often so that's understandable.

    I don't know if I'd buy one, but I'd LOVE to get one out on the track.

    I'll give that to the Hayabusas...they may be ugly, but they're super-comfortable. I've never ridden one more than 15 miles, but it seems like I could've gone on for quite awhile. After 125 milles on my CBR, I'm done for the day.

Share This Page