Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kawasaki Ninja 600

The work was not created overnight. It took Michelangelo four years to paint the Sistine Chapel and 19 years for researchers to develop a polio vaccine. A quarter century after they started this project, Microsoft is still tweaking Windows. Perfection takes time, it can be forgiven for introducing Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R latest year later than expected.
2011 ZX-10R is Kawasaki’s magnum opus, the culmination of 50 years of bike-building and four years of special effort. Such as home renovations, sometimes better to knock it down and start from scratch. That’s what Kawasaki did. This is not a mild redesign for marketing purposes; this Ninja is all new, from the wheels to the windshield..

Kawasaki Ninja 600
Kawasaki Ninja 600
Kawasaki Ninja 600Apart from that hung like a turn signal stem tumors of the mirror, 2008-’10 ZX-10R is one machine that looks sharp. But compared with the model 2011, it already looks dated.New bike appears lower, leaner and more focused overall, like a big cat waiting to pounce. Fuel tank did not fire, but the interface is very good cyclist is maintained and even enhanced by the downward angle increased from clip-ons. Paint scheme of green-and-black will seem familiar to race fans, because it is based on World Superbike racing team uniform.

Kawasaki Ninja 600
Kawasaki Ninja 600
Kawasaki Ninja 600The Ninja’s debut found we were not in some foreign racetrack is very wide, but at Road Atlanta in Georgia. This wavy, of course the blazing-fast road 2.5-mile challenging both physically and mentally, but the ZX-10R proved less demanding to ride than expected.Through the wonders of mass centralization, Kawasaki engineers are closing the treatment gap between 600s and 1000s. The brain on the Green Team redesigned and repositioned components and cut many claimed 22 lbs. Given how nimble Ninja meander through the esses down Road Atlanta, you would expect to twitch and shake at the top more quickly, but the bike remains stable everywhere, even when the bomb through the kink back in more than 180 mph.
Machine 2011 has been completely re-engineered to enhance midrange power and tractability, and there is a wider spread thrust. Aside from some stiffness in the gearbox, the engine is a gem. Peak output is expressed as 188 horsepower at 12,500 rpm and 82.6 lb.-ft. torque at 11,000 rpm. That increase of nearly 10 bhp and a serious shift in the peak power: down 500 rpm for horsepower and above 2000 rpm to torque. Power delivered by way of a smoother, more linear, which explains why this bike does not feel bitter as its predecessor with a sudden rush of his top-end. The new LED tachometer is easy to see but hard to read. Refusing to help keep the lamp brightness from blending together, but the previous analog display better. Turn off the level exceeds 12 500 rpm, so you hear the limiter at 13 500 rpm more than you feel it.

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