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post #1 of 38 Old 03-03-2009, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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what makes kawasaki's road race efforts suck so bad??

I didnt want to hi-jack anyone's threads so i moved it to this, but what the f*ck is the deal? year after year after year kawasaki does pitiful in superbike racing. they do good to decent in supersport but not worth a damn in superbike. is it the zx-10 itself? does it not respond well to aftermarket and oem race parts/kits? or is it a poor design with no potential other than a good street bike. Is it the caliber of riders that kawi hire's? because i think to myself how in the hell are the other 3 jap bike mfg's that much better. i like my kawi's but s.o.b im getting tired of getting ribbed by my friends about how bad they suck on race day

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who knows, but it is sad to watch them race.

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who knows, but it is sad to watch them race.
Especially when non-factory race teams beat the factory efforts of Kawasaki. That should not happen, at least on the consistent basis that it has.
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Could be poor talent

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Just tell the people who are messing with you that Kawasaki can't afford to get people like Rossi to race for us because they are spending the money in R&D dept to keep giving us these great machines.

It sounds way better than just saying..."SHUT UP FAQQOT"
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Just tell the people who are messing with you that Kawasaki can't afford to get people like Rossi to race for us because they are spending the money in R&D dept to keep giving us these great machines.

It sounds way better than just saying..."SHUT UP FAQQOT"
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it has to do with money! and were Kawi spends it! superstock is more about the rider and the bike!... superbike is more about the bike and the rider! see my point??????? I.e in superbike he who has the $$$$ wins!!
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I agree with Sinner & Racer. Also another issue is the LACK of proper electronics development. It seems that KHI are lacking in experience,
Yamahas and Ducatis are far ahead.

I was reading an article the other day from some journos who rode 4 superebikes, the Kawi was the worst, brutal power spinning everywhere and not holding it's line in the corners etc. The Duc, Honda and Yamaha were pretty good (in that order).
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I agree with Racer too.

If you look at the Canadian Superbike Series, Kawi does extremely well. There are rules that pretty much limit the amount of money the teams can sink into a bike (IE, stock fork housing, no full Ohlins Race forks, etc). Jordan Szoke has won 3 of the last 4 championships on a ZX10.

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It is all about the rider...My buddies have ridden my bike on the same roads and at one point, on one road, I had a better time than 2 of them by a minute and in some cases more...It is about the rider for sure...The bike factor comes in close as well.


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