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The Norwegian magazine Bike printed in "Bike 6. 2009" the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R as a winner in this test this year.
The 2008 ZX-10R won last year!

The "Supertest World Association (SWA)" is a superbike test done by 14 leading worldwide motorcycle magazines.

The 2009 was the quickest bike on track, felt most powerful and plain and simply just beat everything out there.

Our good old Kwacker still is the best, it seems :helmet:

Points: Kawasaki ZX-10R
Max power: 44 (172.6 bhp/12400 rpms)
Flexibility: 37
Throttle response: 41
Handling: 37
Brakes: 43
Stability: 39
Riding position: 34
Instruments/equipment: 38
Price: 39 (in Norway, the 10R cost about 10% less than the others)
Total: 352


Points: CBR 1000 RR
Max power: 39 (170.5 bhp/11900 rpms)
Flexibility: 39
Throttle response: 39
Handling: 41
Brakes: 38
Stability: 40
Riding position: 37
Instruments/equipment: 34
Price: 36
Total: 343

Points: Yamaha R1
Max power: 33 (161.4 bhp/12800 rpms)
Flexibility: 42
Throttle response: 42
Handling: 36
Brakes: 38
Stability: 38
Riding position: 35
Instruments/equipment: 39
Price: 34
Total: 337

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funny how in australia the zx10 is always ranked last and the cbr first followed by the r1 and gixxer.

shit me really because we all know kawasakis are the best ones out there!!
 

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funny how in australia the zx10 is always ranked last and the cbr first followed by the r1 and gixxer.

shit me really because we all know kawasakis are the best ones out there!!
Take a look at FastBikes. Last year they were all over the 10R. This year, they don't have it as their long-termer any more, and now they're rating it on the bottom of the scale.

There are very few objective tests out there, but the few who are seems to like the Kawasaki.

Remember, Kawasaki is very small compared to the others, and It's understandable that racers (mag-writers) sponsored by Honda, Yamaha or Suzuki will favor those brands.

"Giving" bikes to magazines (long-termers, race-bikes, ...) seems to be a very good way of getting good publicity.
 
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