2005 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX-10R

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When Kawasaki introduced the NINJA® ZX-10R sportbike to the world’s leading motorcycle journalists, they were told in no uncertain terms that this motorcycle represents the epitome of leading-edge power, performance and exhilaration. Within minutes of their first ride, those journalists realized Kawasaki was true to its word. As one editor later wrote, “The ZX-10R is literally stunning in every sense of the word…when it comes to airing out the adrenals with pure, unadulterated acceleration, nothing exceeds like excess. And nothing else comes close to this Ninja. Nothing.” Generating such a response is the NINJA ZX-10R’s design, which combines high technology with the latest innovations, including a high-output engine, ultra-narrow aluminum frame, ergonomic design and compact bodywork narrower than most 600cc sportbikes. These attributes also make the ZX-10R one of the lightest 1000cc bikes on the market, giving it a superior power-to-weight ratio.