Kawasaki ZX10r 2021 first look review by KNOX
This video is our first look review of the 2021 Kawasaki ZX10r and Kawasaki ZX10rr.
Kawasaki’s Zx10r is one of the most famous sportsbikes of all time, with riders all over the world loyal fans of Ninja power. 2021 sees the biggest revision to the model for a long time and it could be the biggest sportsbike release of next year!
It goes without saying that Kawasaki’s ZX10r is synonymous with the ultimate sportsbike, and certainly on the track day scene, they are everywhere! However, over the past few years, the 1000cc sportsbike sector has gone mad, v4r panigales, Honda’s CBR, BMWs new M1000rr, with more wings between them than a KFC Bargain bucket and more “r’s” heard than at a baby shower, the envelope is being well and truly pushed. It has to be said that in recent years and similar to the GSXR1000, the ZX10r has been pushed out of the limelight… well make way people, because the green just got mean!
There are 2 models for 2021, the ZX10r is the volume product most of us will be buying and the ZX10rr homologation special is for the super serious and well healed trackday guys and race teams. A lot of the features are applied to both models so Ill mainly refer to the standard ZX10r and cover the extras on the ZX10rr.
The biggest change the 2021 ZX10r is its visual one… but we’re not just talking a simple makeover, inline with the Kawasaki Sygomi philosophy, the way the bike looks is intrinsically connected to its purpose, it’s an aerodynamic missile!
Minimal changes have been made in the engine department and lets be honest, riding a 200hp motorcycle is bonkers enough thank you very much! The 1000cc inline 4 is now Euro 5 compliant, retaining all the power of the previous model without having an exhaust the size of the titanic strapped to the side of it which is fantastic.
On the braking side, Brembo M50 callipers are fitted onto 330mm discs which is a very premium set up.
Will this ZX10r beat all the other superbikes in the sector and claim victory of the best sportsbike of 2021? could it be ½ a second quicker than all the others around a racetrack? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t, the problem is, most of us don’t need to save a second a lap, we need 10… and that’s got nothing to do with the motorcycle!
But the reality is, this new ZX10r will be amazing, unbelievably fast, great handling and featuring better road going creature comforts than any ZX10r before it and of course have that brilliant Kawasaki reliability owners know and love. Not only do I hope to get the chance to ride one, my wallet is seriously twitching!
For more info on the Kawasaki ZX10r, please check the official site on https://bit.ly/3mIsOw3.
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