2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Tops November Sales in the UK

12/17/2010 @ 11:11 am, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

2011 Kawasaki ZX 10R Tops November Sales in the UK 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R1 635x423

The British Motorcycle Industry Association is reporting that the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R was the best selling 651cc-1000cc motorcycle on the island nation for the month of November (with a whopping 17 sales!), despite the fact that the 10R has been put on a technical hold by Kawasaki, and not a single machine has made it to a British customer. Leaving aside the obvious problems of counting your chickens before they’ve hatched, and the validity of the MIA’s statistics just generally, it will be interesting to see how this “technical hold” affects Kawasaki’s sales for the superbike-derived ZX-10R as we get closer to the prime sportbike selling season.

Already under some controversy for coming to the United States sans about 20hp, the technical hold on what many believe is a piston wear issue is another blow to Team Green. While A&R‘s ZX-10R launch invite must have gotten lost in the mail (that’s what you get for being one of the first to break Kawasaki’s lowered RPM news), it would appear from one owner’s video that the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is more than capable of ludicrious speed in street form (not that we condone such a thing). Video of a 300+ km/h top speed run after the jump.

Source: Visordown & Streetbike Community (YouTube)

Comment:

  1. Jimmy Midnight says:

    Only actual moto journalists get invited, not the arm chair athelete cut & paste bloggers.

  2. You just got taken off the Xmas card list Jimmy.

  3. RT @Asphalt_Rubber: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Tops November Sales in the UK – http://bit.ly/dP9FEg #motorfiets

  4. Doctor Jelly says:

    That’d be a bit ironic if it is a piston wear problem considering the offset con rod layout is supposed to reduce wear…

  5. ML says:

    I really need to start saving money for such bikes… damn.