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Leaking stuff onto the Internet is the new marketing. Here's four new photos of the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R and a video of it warming up in a pit garage before rain put an early end to its test session at Suzuka. What does this show us? Well, the engine appears to be a conventional inline-four without any MotoGP (or R1) like big bang or long bang firing order, at least that's what it sounds like. That engine also looks like its upright, despite patent images that indicated Kawasaki could be working on a 90° cylinder engine. There appears to be an ABS pickup on the front brake carrier, but brakes and suspension are clearly SBK-spec. Just another literbike? Yeah, pretty much.  >

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