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2012 vs. 2011 ZX10R

Is there any real difference between the 2012 vs. 2011 ZX10R. Does the 2012 have more horsepower? Are these the same bikes with different color schemes? The recall issues should only apply to the 2011.
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Is there any real difference between the 2012 vs. 2011 ZX10R. Does the 2012 have more horsepower? Are these the same bikes with different color schemes? The recall issues should only apply to the 2011.
Kawasaki does a redesign every 2-3 years depending on the model... since the bike was completely redesigned for last year, I would ay the only real difference besides working out little kinks in the system, would be the wicked sweet paint schemes.





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Only diff is colors and different decals on the fairing.
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Kawasaki does a redesign every 2-3 years depending on the model... since the bike was completely redesigned for last year, I would ay the only real difference besides working out little kinks in the system, would be the wicked sweet paint schemes.
I really like the red 2012 10.



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I really like the red 2012 10.
That is the absolute best looking bike in production today. Just my 0.02
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That is the absolute best looking bike in production today. Just my 0.02
OK
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next month you could buy one of these:


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OK
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next month you could buy one of these:


But you could probably buy the zx10 and14 for the price of one of those.

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But you could probably buy the zx10 and14 for the price of one of those.
I think you're just about right.
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he said best looking not cheapest.
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OK
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next month you could buy one of these:


A friend of mine has ordered one of these and is supposed to get it in May.

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
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Pardon my newbieness, but, what's the recall on the 2011 ZX10R?

I Have a downpayment placed on an' 11 ZX10R, and would definitely like to know what I need to get checked out or taken care of ahead of time.

I've heard nothing but great things from people about these bikes, coming from riding Honda's. I've heard they're extremely reliable, and pretty much THE bike to have so I figured I'd try the switch from red to green.

Please, someone, let me know what's up. I'd most appreciate it.

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Pardon my newbieness, but, what's the recall on the 2011 ZX10R?
The recall involved the wiring harness location... It literally takes 5 minutes for the dealer to relocate the harness by about 10cm under the seat. The original location can create a fray in the harness causing loss of power at speed. Call the dealership and they can have the recall work done before you pick up the bike... it's that simple. Now, there was another recall done on the bikes which delayed their release in the US... That has all be done with though since they physically recalled the units from the dealerships and fixed them at kawasaki...





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Right on. So the original bad recall was taken care of on all units?

I'll talk to the dealer about the harness location recall under the seat. I dont want to ride it long like it is, if thats the issue.

Thanks a bunch for the heads up.

Btw, are there pictures available as to how dealerships are relocating the harness wiring? Are they just using zip-ties, or some kind of cabling guide, or what?
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Yeah, the first recall was performed before the bikes were allowed on the market a year and a half ago. All the bikes are safe now.
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Btw, are there pictures available as to how dealerships are relocating the harness wiring? Are they just using zip-ties, or some kind of cabling guide, or what?
It is a small piece of metal that has a longer hook on it and a new screw for it. It moves the wire over a about 5 cm or so. It is literally just a tiny relocation but it takes the wire out of harms way. No zip ties necessary





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But you could probably buy the zx10 and14 for the price of one of those.
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