Thursday, October 14, 2010

2009 Ducati 848 vs 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R


Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R RedWe will compare the horse power, price, weight and power to weight ratio of the two bikes and compare which of the two is the better bike. The 2009 Ducati 848 has 134hp. It weighs in at 369lbs. The MSRP for a 2009 Ducati 848 is $13,995. This gives us a power to weight ratio of 134/369 = .3631. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R produces 83.2 lb-ft @ 8,700 rpm. Converting torque to horse power ((Torque x Engine speed) / 5,252 = Horsepower) we get 137.82hp for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R weighs 458.6lbs. The MSRP for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is $11,799. The power to weight ratio for a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is 137.82/458.6 = .3005. So as you can see the 2009 Ducati 848 with a smaller engine out performs the larger 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. For those of you who say an 848cc engine vs a 999cc engine is unfair consider this, the Ducati 1098 weighs only 11lbs more!


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