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As quoted today on MC Daily

"In the end, I sat down and had a long phone conversation with one of our other principal testers and asked this question: "Which of these two bikes would you prefer to have in your garage?" The answer for both of was Kawasaki's ZX-10R, although it was extremely close. The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is almost certainly the better starting point for a track bike/race bike. It is hard to argue with how quickly this bike started winning races at both the World Superbike level and the AMA Superbike level. The basis chassis goodness of the GSX-R1000 is undeniable, and its motor ranks at the top of the class.

Nevertheless, for 98% of the buyers who will use their bike primarily (if not exclusively) on the street, we thought the 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R is the better machine. The motor is very close to the GSX-R1000, and on the street the difference is negligable. The suspension of the ZX-10R is clearly superior, and the best in the class at this point. While the Kawasaki requires that its rider pay more attention, and is a bit more sharp-edged in the handling department, this really adds up to a more fun, more rewarding machine to ride on a day-to-day basis . . . at least, from our perspective. In our book, the 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R is still king of the open-class sportbike category."
 
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