Harsh, bumpy, flighty, er, horrible
Funny you should mention it, I've just taken delivery of an 08 ZX-10R and I can't believe how harsh the suspension is on the road. It amazes me that Kawasaki reckons the stock damping is good for the road. I'm hopping over bumps and bouncing out of the seat. It's got the worst standard road settings of any 1,000cc bike I have ever ridden.
I haven't been on track with the bike yet and I suspect it would feel fine there, but what's the point in that? How many ZX-10Rs spend their entire lives on track? What about the thousands who only ever ride them on the road?
I don't need more power, I need chassis mods...