Enter the ZX-12R, which bears no resemblance to the ZZR
being closely related to the ZX-9 and is up there with the best of the super powerful litre plus sportsbikes.
Suzuki followed suit with the Hyabusa and the ZZR was relegated to an also-ran.
Enter the ZX-12R, which bears no resemblance to the ZZR, being closely related to the ZX-9, and is up there with the best of the super powerful litre-plus sportsbikes.
John explains: "The ZZR
is a scary beast but, even at my age, you can't resist a wee tweak on it.
Some may need to meet stringent UL standards or ZZR specifications for military applications.
High-strength materials to consistently meet ASTM standards or ZZR specifications are an asset in some situations.
Power is supplied by a derivative of the tried and tested ZZR
1100 engine with low and mid-range torque being the main design brief, and very nice it is too.
Just months before, he had bought a Kawasaki ZZR
1100cc bike and the inquest heard he had been used to riding bikes with far less power.
In fact, the ZZR isn't even classed by Kawasaki as a supersport - it's a sportstourer.
The ZZR has two power modes - full and low, the latter restricting output to around 80% of maximum.
The 1300cc Suzi had already taken the speed crown from bikes such as the Kawasaki ZZR
1100 and Honda's storming Blackbird.
Also making an appearance will be several racing sidecar combinations, including the awesome Baker ZZR