Before we pitted the two bikes head-to-head at the track and on the street, each was rolled onto the Cycle Worldscales and dyno. At 398 pounds without fuel, the Kawi has shed an impressive 16 pounds, closing up on the 386-pound class-featherweight CBR. Comparing dyno charts reveals the fruits of Kawasaki's labor. A very broad torque spread builds steadily off idle and hits its stride at 8000 rpm, maintaining 40-plus foot-pounds beyond 14,000 rpm. The Honda holds a slight edge in torque production from 8000 to 12,000 rpm, but it rolls over on top with a 10-hp disparity to the 6R's impressive 110.2 peak horsepower at 14,000 rpm. Both offer generous over-rev with power tailing off out to their respective 15,000-rpm rev-limiters.