After making a bold statement last year as the king of the hyperbike segment, there wasn’t much to complain about with the Ninja ZX-14R. With gobs of power, torque and all-around badassery, we liked the 14R so much we named it our 2012 Motorcycle of the Year. However, that doesn’t mean we didn’t have one […]
2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R – 170 hp At The Wheel!
Dyno run reveals new 2011 ZX-10R has potential of more than 188 hp
Taking this at face value, that’s at least 17 hp more than the 2010 ZX-10R produced for us in our 2010 Literbike Shootout.
This puts the new big Ninja within swinging distance of BMW’s S1000RR, that in the same shootout gave us just under 176 hp. Furthermore, rumors have swirled — and some even claim confirmation — that the Beemer doesn’t play by U.S. EPA rules. We have it from a good source that Kawasaki is 100% in compliance with emissions standards for the U.S.
And if the techs in this video are on the up ‘n’ up, the simple act of using a slip-on exhaust and some “Power Commander” type of ECU modifier give the new ZX potential of nearly 190 hp!
If the video’s results are accurate, this then puts to rest recent rumors that the 2011 ZX-10R has only the same horsepower as the previous model.
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