Kawasaki ZX-10R 13

2016 will see a completely tweaked Kawasaki ZX-10R with major changes to the chassis, swingarm, engine and electronics.

Guim Roda, Kawasaki’s World Superbike Team Manager said: “The concept is the same as the current motorcycle, but there are some changes coming to make it much more competitive. This year the technical rules are more restrictive than in the past, with a view to develop the sport, but it is up to us to eliminate the existing limitations.

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“So we propose going the same way as Aprilia, Ducati and BMW, those have already brought a new bike to the championship for this year.

“Until last year the technical regulations allowed more freedom. We could develop the race bike much more. But now we are limited more by the changes that we make from the basic bike.

“That means that the base bike has to be better, which is much more complicated to achieve. With a good base we can make the race machine better.

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“We are talking about a very sporty superbike with over 200bhp, with potential which we can exploit to 100 percent. Those who use this motorcycle in the world of motor racing will find the new bike much more competitive.

“It is a big step forward.”

 

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Tony Carter

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