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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: More power + less weight = more speed

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Oct 5th, 2010 at 5:28PM

Kawasaki has just officially pulled the wraps off its 2011 ZX-10R literbike, and the specifications are impressive. According to the Japanese company, the 2011 ZX10R will put out 197 horsepower (207 with ram air in full effect) and weigh just 436 pounds. That means it just barely has a better power-to-weight ratio than the previously all-conquering BMW S 1000 RR, which makes 193 horses and weighs about 450 pounds. Sadly, the American version of the bike, while still impressive, is expected to put out roughly 10 fewer ponies... dang the EPA! Equally as important as those raw figures are... Read More

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