For 2010, it seems Kawasaki aren’t even trying to take on the R1, Fireblade and GSX-R1000. The 2010 ZX-10R doesn’t seem to have any significant updates and looks just plain dull. All right, it still has that 200bhp (with ram air) engine, the exhaust system has been redesigned, the revised bodywork takes its styling cues from the ZX-6R and a new Öhlins steering damper has been bolted on. But in the hyper-competitive litre-class superbike segment, is that going to be enough? We don’t think so.
We guess Kawasaki have big plans for the 2011 ZX-10R, which will supposedly be an all-new, completely redesigned bike. But if you have to have the big Ninja right now, the 2010 ZX-10R is priced at US$13,000.
The ZX-6R and ZZR1400 remain unchanged for 2010, except for colours/graphics