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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Elected Bike Of the Year

  Posted at 01:15:51 PM
  File under  Awards Kawasaki News
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Paris, France

Kawasaki ZX-10R
During the MotoGP of Catalunya (Spain), the Spanish motorcycle magazine Motociclismo organizes together with 15 other motorcycle magazines from 19 countries, the Master Bike Award for best motorcycle.

There are three categories; Supersport, Superbike and Open. From the three categories, the best of the three are elected in a complicated rating system to receive the Master Bike of 2004 award.

15 riders test 13 different motorcycles. Rating is attribution is 40% of the score for the best time performed on the track, 40% for the fastest lap set for each individual rider and 20% for the individual rating by each rider. The top motorcycles then compete in a final race with the best 6 riders taking turns on each motorcycle.

Based on the best laps, the winners are announced. The riders and their magazines were:
  • Motociclismo (Spain) Oriol Fernández
  • Motociclismo (Portugal) Nuno Oliverira
  • Motociclismo (Bresil) Rafael Paschoalin
  • Motorrad (Germany) Markus Barth
  • PS (Germany) Andreas Bildl
  • Moto Journal (France) Thomas Baujard
  • Moto Sprint (Italy) Claudio Corsetti
  • Töff (Switzerland) Markus Lehner
  • MCN (UK) Michael Neeves
  • Motor Revu (Hongary/Poland/Tcheq rep) Gabor Talmasci
  • Bike (Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Norway) Christer Lindholm
  • KicXstart (Netherlands) Barry Veneman
  • Motorcyclist (Japan) Kei Nashimoto
  • Cycle World (USA) Don Canet
  • MCN (Australia) Sam McLachlan

The winners were:

  • Ducati 749 R
  • Honda CBR 600 RR
  • Kawasaki ZX-6R
  • Suzuki GSX-R 600
  • Yamaha YZF-R6

  • Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
  • Benelli Torndao RS2
  • Ducati 999 S
  • Suzuki GSX-R 750

Open Class
  • Honda CBR 1000 RR
  • Kawasaki ZX-10R
  • Suzuki GSX-R 1000
  • Yamaha YZF-R1

Kawasaka ZX-10R
The finalists for Master Bike 2004 award were:
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
  • Suzuki GSX-R 750
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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