It has happened more than once that a WSB racer has discussed testing of a new model before the factory has officially released any information. Chris Walker, and members of his WSB team, have been discussing the new 2006 ZX-10R that will form the basis for a Kawasaki superbike next year. Walker is reportedly testing the “new bike” this week in Japan (there is no WSB race this week).
This would seem to confirm rumors that the 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R, although just two years old, will be dramatically changed versus the current model. We should know for certain next month when Kawasaki officially announces the bike.