Tom Sykes Tests the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK

08/05/2010 @ 11:04 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Kawasaki is at the track again with its 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R World Superbike platform, and this time at the helm is WSBK rider Tom Sykes. Sykes, who is picking up the slack for his injured teamamte Christopher Vermeulen, isn’t sure of his chances of staying with Team Green in 2011, but was obliged to help the team develop it’s new superbike. Kawasaki has had a horrible run of things in WSBK lately, despite killing its MotoGP program. Hoping to turnaround its poor results, Kawasaki has been teasing us with its WSBK development, which of course also clues us in to how the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R road bike will shape up. Photos and videos after the jump.

Source: Kawasaki

  • KK

    well it doesnt really sound cross-plain deep but it def sounds meaner than a conventional i4

  • CoolRider

    Hey that noise…. Is the fucking thing Turbocharged or what?

  • Rob

    Sounds like an inline 4 with a big race exhaust to me

  • Sounds like GEAR DRIVEN CAMS to me!!!

  • CoolRider

    well might be my laptop speakers, still there seemed to be a high pitch screech on it.

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  • Just an awesome bike, I bet 5 years from now 225hp bikes will the production norm..