Kawasaki ZX-6R 2002. Interestingly, it was this year that the CEO of Kawasaki said that Kawasaki had fallen behind others in making exciting and cutting edge motocycles. The decade that followed produced dome of the most exciting not to mention powerful bikes ever seen. Perhaps more interesting, is that Yamaha CEO made largely the same speech earlier this year, assuring they would produce great bikes again. Unfortunately, so far that has not be seen.