Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK at Autopolis

08/25/2010 @ 7:33 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

After releasing a bevy of photos from its tests of the 2011 WSBK-spec Kawasaki ZX-10R at the Autopolis & Suzuka tracks in Japan, Team Green has put together a video with clips of the bike in both the paddock and out lapping on the track of Autopolis.

Besides showing us some up-close details of the bike’s performance goodies (push-to-shift buttons make us drool), we also get to hear the new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R revving under load and at different engine speeds.

The new ZX-10R sounds like  a screamer to us; sorry Kawi fans, no cross-plane crankshafts here. Still, the bike looks good drenched in carbon fiber. Check it out after the jump.

Tom Sykes Testing the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R WSBK at Autopolis:

Source: Kawasaki

  • Rob

    What a gorgeous race track. And so what if theres no crossplane crank, BMW seems to be doing ok without it (atleast as far as sales are concerned). The big kawi looks good too, hopefully it wont be ugly as shit with headlights like the current model.

    Push to shift…ehh, take it or leave it.

  • Ken

    i just wanna see what it looks like in street version already. Its def a screamer no doubt. i think half the reason ppl were hoping for crossplain or something similar is to give it a little more “character” i guess. I can say outta the jap 4 liter bikes the new r1 appeals most to me cuz it sounds like sex. oh well.

    i have a feeling the kawi is gonna be bad ass and kawasaki better hope so becuase they need to get their SH!t together cuz their factory racing teams are garbage.

  • Jaybond

    Looking at the exposed top view of the engine bay, is it still the same conventional in line 4? Was hoping for Kawasaki to follow that patented horizontal in line 4 design, at least there’s something unusual & unique about the new bike :)

  • Sean

    Rob and Ken: there was lots of speculation that the 2011 ZX10R would be a big bang engine after kawasaki took out patents for some electronics which would make a big bang engine workable on the street. Hence the disappointment that we arent going to see a big bang (or even crossplane crank) zx10r.