This is my first post. Had to come here to post this as I've been searching for similar info and have a deposit on a 2012.
Got this reply from an inquiry direct form Kawasaki Motors Australia this morning.
"Limited stock of the 2012 Model Ninja ZX-10R ABS is expected in Mid August.
There are changes to the colour and graphics of the 2012 Model. The images of the 2012 model are on embargo until the 1st August 2011.
I expect after this Date, images will appear on the various Kawasaki web sites.
There are no major changes in the 2012 model, other than the minor changes we sometimes see between year models.
This model is still the most powerful “standard” motorcycle currently available. It is also the lightest ABS model available.
This model has low friction engine design and it could normally take up to 3,000 kilometres to be fully run in for peak performance.
Our best press unit dynoed at 2,600ks 184.74hp by Motorcycle Trader and with our Ram Air system at higher speeds this is equivalent to 195 hp at the rear wheel.
The best European competitor model does not have an affective RAM system.
I hope you enjoy this model is the best Supersport model in the market.
Thank you for the inquiry"
So in just a few days time we will see what the 2012 will bring :)