In a UK exclusive, we got our hands on a brand new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R and headed straight to JHS Racing for some dyno action, and back-to-backed the Ninja with BMW’s S 1000 RR.
(Click to enlarge: the red line is the ZX-10R, the blue line is the BMW S 1000 RR)
As you can see, power, torque and delivery is almost identical to 6,500rpm, then the BMW sneaks ahead up to 8,500rpm where the power lines touch, then the BMW is ahead again until almost peak power, where they meet again. The S 1000 RR peaks at 3.18bhp higher than the ZX-10R, which even the most sensitive bum-dyno won’t feel. You’ll have to wait until next month’s Fast Bikes for the full lowdown, speed data, and an our UK first-ride of Kawasaki’s all-new superbike.
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