This page is a comparison between the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the Kawasaki Zx10-R. The Kawasaki ZX10-R is not a favourite of mine I prefer the other models in the Kawasaki range like the Z1000 or the ZX14 the time of writing this page. If I was going buy a 1000cc sports bike it the ZX10 would by the last on my choice of 1000cc super sports motorcycles for various reasons. The most important – is that it doesn’t look good enough. Close up the ZX10R is typically cool but on the road it’s angles are just too

Anyway as usual the two super sport bikes here are potentially the fastest and best handling motorcycles you can buy in early 2010. I use the term potentially because each motorcycle’s abilities are only as good as the rider – meaning you!

Personally I like the design of the GSX-R1000 more than the ZX10-R because it looks modern with retro touches like the exhausts. The ZX10-R looks great in isolation but it slightly crosses the line between lightweight aggression and cute a tad odd overall. Once again we have to be thankful that they don’t look the same.

*Specifications always subject to change. You should check your country or region’s official website for the most up to date pricing, specifications and information.

2010 KAWASAKI ZX-10R 2010 SUZUKI GSX-R1000

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IL4 Cyl DOHC 16V
998 cc
Electric
Electronic Fuel Injection  (EFI)
Alloy
2110 mm
710 mm
1135 mm
1415 mm
125 mm
830 mm
208 kg
17 litres
6 speed
4 into 2 – 2
138Kw @ 12500rpm
113Nm @ 8700rpm
IL4 Cyl DOHC 16V
999 cc
Electric
Electronic Fuel Injection
Aluminium Alloy
2045 mm
720 mm
1130 mm
1405 mm
120mm
810 mm
205 kg
17.5 litres
6 speed
4 into 2 – 1 – 2
142Kw @ 12500rpm
115Nm @ 10000rpm

Approx Pricing (AUD)

2010 – $18,990  2010 – $18,990

 

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