Ninja ZX-10R Hold
Having suspended the public launch of the much anticipated 2011 Ninja ZX-10R to investigate a technical issue, Kawasaki Heavy Industries have now revealed the cause of concern and the countermeasure to solve the issue.
The Tiger and The River
Astride the metal horse conferred upon me by my hosts, I looked down from my vantage point into the valley formed by the crater of a dormant volcano. But a few hours ride from the medieval city of Kumamoto in Southern Japan, I was certain the ghosts within the walls of the city’s fortress had followed us here.
Kawasaki’s hard-hitting Ninja ZX-14 has a well-deserved reputation for outputting prodigious amounts of power. Capable of swallowing miles quickly and easily, it snarls derisively when confronted with the possibility of a long-distance ride. However, true sport touring actually requires more than a fearsomely capable motor. Kawasaki clearly agrees, and has produced a touring-specific version and leaves the vaunted muscle-bike to the dragstrip heroes and salt lake junkies.
With a powerful silhouette and low screen angle, it is only the hard luggage that gives away the Concours’ intentions.