Nerd’s Eye View: 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R


The damper controls the rear swingarm movement through this rocker arm setup.
We just love these machined angled valve stems; yeah, we are nerds.
All modern sport bikes have ram air because it adds significant power at 180mph.
The electronics need cooling too, hence the black fin arrangement. Under the fork clamp, the brake lines are routed neatly and held in place with the clamp with rubber around the lines.
200hp requires a big radiator. It’s curved to get a bit more surface area. The braided SS line is secured to the front fender with a bracket to keep it from flopping around. The pretty blue header? Yeah, it’s race grade titanium. The tire is a Bridgestone Battlax Racing Street RS10 which his some race grade stuff too.

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