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Sport Rider Story: Ninja® ZX™-10R Hop-Up Story
“We spent a couple of track days on the ZX-10R with the kit ECU and exhaust installed, and came away impressed. The bike gained power significantly in the midrange and had very nice throttle response.” 

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Ninja® ZX™-10R Wins the 2008 Sport Rider Magazine Bike of the Year
After extensive testing, the ZX-10R emerged from the magazine victorious over its rivals. "The ZX-10R, however, is the cream that kept rising to the top during our testing."

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2008 ZX-10R Dominates Worldwide Shootout Results
Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R earned the overall victory at the prestigious SWA Supertest in Almeria Spain, where it was judged by 15 magazines from 13 different countries. It also earned 1st place finishes in separate Sport Rider, Motorrad, Moto Journal and Motociclismo magazine shootouts. This consistent series of high-profile victories in tests conducted around the globe by dozens of different professional racers and journalists serves as a testament to the ZX-10R’s ideal balance of power, handling and control.

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Ninja ZX-10R wins the 2008 Sport Rider Magazine Literbike Comparison Test
The all-new Kawasaki ZX-10R squared off against the most competitive field ever assembled in the 2008 Sport Rider magazine "Literbike Comparison Test" with high scores in eight of the ten categories.

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rider Magazine Review: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
"Lap after lap, the brakes slowed the 394-pound (claimed, dry) Ninja without a hint of fade. Initial bite was excellent and modulation was simple. With a little rebound damping taken out of the rear shock its tendency to get light under braking was reduced and made the bike almost feel like a 600 in the turns..."

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Sport Rider Magazine Review: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
"Any impressions of large size immediately fade away once you begin to up the pace and flick the bike into a corner for the first time. The new ZX-10R steers much lighter with a much easier initial turn-in than the old model, especially in the faster turns."

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Cycle World Magazine Review: 2008 Ninja ZX-10R
"Driving off this same bend proved even more exhilarating, with the front tire lifting at 8000 rpm in a controlled power-wheelie while the bike was still leaned over. Power delivery is extremely smooth with no sudden hits anywhere in the rev range, and while I never once felt any hint of traction control, the engine’s linear character goes a long way in maintaining "rear grip.

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Cycle News - ZX-10R takes Qatar!
Check out the Cycle News on-track evaluation of the all-new 2008 ZX-10R. Set against the dramatic landscape of the MotoGP track in Doha, Qatar, Kawasaki's latest race-oriented liter bike impresses in this in-depth article. Cycle News proclaims "the Kawi thrived on being pushed, and pushed hard." Pushed to the limit and then some, this bike shines throughout .

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2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R Video Review by Motorcycle.com
Check out this great video review from MOTORCYCLE.COM.
Cycle World Magazine: 2008 Ninja ZX-10R Tech Overview
"...we have seen about 160 horsepower at the rear wheel pretty consistently over the past couple of years, and Suzuki’s 2007 GSX-R 1000 showed 163 horses on our dyno. If we give Kawasaki a reasonable 5 percent bump over its past efforts, 168 hp at the rear wheel is conceivable."

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Roadracing World Magazine Review: 1000cc Sportbike Shootout
"In addition to the Engine performance category, the Kawasaki also won in Braking (thanks to its radial-mounted four-piston / four-pad Tokico calipers), Transmission (due to its tall but usable first gear and benchmark-setting slipper-clutch)."

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