I just read this quote on the Cycle World website from columnist David Edwards. We Kawie owners need all the help we can get.
Best Forgotten Four: Kawasaki ZX-9R. Yes, Team K does have an Open-class repli-racer; no, it's not the equal of the Honda 929, Yamaha R1 or (speak its name in hushed tones) the Almighty GSX-R1000 on the track. Do a lotta track work, do ya? Out on the street, the Niner is supremely stable at speed (inch-longer wheelbases tend to calm things down nicely), sport-touring comfortable and, oh yes, dispatches with the quarter-mile in a mere 10.3 seconds and manages 170 mph at top whack. The unsung Master Blaster.