What a difference! Just minutes after getting off of Rea's refined Honda, I was back out on a very different feeling ZX-10R. As I discovered after riding the rest of the bikes, going from the Honda to the Kawasakitook me from one end of the spectrum to the other in terms of chassis setup. Where Rea's Honda felt very level and even a bit high in the front, Sykes' Kawi had the fork tubes pulled up through the triple-clamps, making the bike feel very steep and twitchy. Around the tight and twisty circuit, the 10R carved with precision, but it came at a price: Heading downhill into Turn 1's braking zone, the Kawi was, without a doubt, the most unstable machine of the lot. The back end was wagging back and forth behind me despite the fact that I'm positive I was braking at least 50 meters earlier than Sykes himself would have. The payoff, if you have the trust, was that the Kawi could hold very tight lines and transitioned from side-to-side easily.