Recalled Kawasaki ZX-10R tops November sales

Wonder what December's figures will look like?

Posted: 17 December 2010
by Visordown News

THE 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja recorded 17 sales in November 2010, topping the 651-1000cc sales category, despite not one bike reaching its owner.

Pre-delivery sales figures show the all-new 190bhp superbike topped the sector in figures recently released by the Motorcycle Industry Association; the machine has recently been the subject of a worldwide recall; UK buyers will have to wait until early next year to take delivery of their machine.

The subject of the recall still remains a mystery but a Visordown reader in the USA said Kawasaki USA had contacted him about his new 2011 10R asking for it back in return for a full refund. It's believed the problem is an engine reliability issue.

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Gordon Bennett, if you can top any sales chart with 17 bikes in a country with 60 million people.....

I can't help but be a little puzzled by this though, as the 2011 bike isn't due for release till spring? 

Posted: 18/12/2010 at 20:56

showrooms buy bikes to make sales look ace and make people think the bike must be awesome

they are also bought for demo bikes 

means there will be alot of "second hand" bikes with zero mileage to be snapped up but also some dogs in there which have been dropped and bumped and generally hamfisted about

and presale orders being placed

 all add up to the figure proble quoted 

Posted: 21/12/2010 at 19:03

I dont work for Kawasaki but it was actually 77 units registered in November for this bike, not 17.

bad journalism.. 

Posted: 22/12/2010 at 13:10

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