A rather unlikely source for a scoop by today’s standards perhaps, but U.S. motorcycle magazine Cycle World has leaked info and pictures of the redesigned 2011 ZX-10R.
The engine is said to be tuned for midrange power but despite this the cover proclaims the new ZX-10R produces 200 hp. The massive output is controlled at the rear wheel via selectable power modes and a tunable traction control system.
A new frame is allowed to flex without putting additional stress on the engine and the bike weighs 20 lb less than the 2010 model.
Also part of the electronics package is Kawasaki Intelligent antilock Brake System, or KIBS, which was developed for Kawasaki by Bosch and is said to be pulse-free at the brake lever and pedal.
Although Kawasaki will officially release information on the 2011 ZX-10R in conjunction with the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne October 6-10, Asphalt and Rubber are reporting the November issue of Cycle World was on sale in Hollywood last night.