These are photos of the Kawasaki ZX-10R in its first test outside Japan, at the Spanish Calafat track, approximately 90 miles south of Barcelona. As seen in the photos (and as expected, given the spec sheet of the ZX-6R introduced as a 2003 model), the ZX-10R will have upside-down forks, radial-mounted brake calipers and ram-air with a centrally located air duct. Also expected is an entirely new engine (in the traditional in-line, four-cylinder configuration) and a very low dry weight for the class. From the photos, it is obvious that the new bike will take styling ques from Kawasaki’s MotoGP machine.
These photos were taken by Santi Diaz for Solo Moto, and are published here with written permission. They remain the copyright of Solo Moto/Santi Diaz.