ZX12/14/busa/crapshoot. Rider's race, mods, luck, weather in the clock.
ZX10? Whole other category. That it's even remotely competitive with them at all is only a curious circumstance. Call it the semantics of the cup half empty vs. half full argument if you want, but I think it's more accurate to call it a really fast middleweight than a really light heavyweight. Because that even sounds stupid. The 'busa was king. For YEARS. Many think it still is. Whatever. The ZX12 was made to take it down a notch, then the ZX14 was made for the same purpose. It could be argued that it didn't really do it any better, just different. It could also be argued that they both did, or that neither did. It's that close.
I have always inferred a fundamentally different vibe from any test that throws a 10R into the ring with them, and it's something akin to "journalists" who dream up silly (if entertaining and even sometimes profoundly enlightening) shootouts like pitting exotic supercars against fighter jets. It's not a viable comparison, it's a "hey, this could be interesting..." or like those animal geeks who try to figure out which of two badass animals like an African Lion or a Great White Shark who would never meet in nature or have anything in common but predatory instincts would win a fight.