7. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R
After the success Honda had with CBR900RR, Kawasaki had to come up with something to counter it. The result was Ninja ZX-9R. One of the rare Ninja models that didn’t hold any speed record, ZX-9R was designed for different things. It was marketed as superior road-going motorcycle. While it performs well on the track, its strength lay in its appeal to the riders that used their bikes for everyday commute. In that respect, ZX-9R was a success.