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Here’s a hypothetical question ;). A guy I ride with says that his 06 kawi 636 is faster than my 10 z1000. When looking at the numbers the z puts out almost twice the amount torque and more hp than the 636. But he says that since his bike is considered a supersport which revs higher that it is faster than the z which is considered a sportsbike. So any opinions would be appreciated. FYI a little background – I use to kill him in the corners with the buell until we reached a straightway where he would pull away.
 

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0-100 should be no problem after that he'll catsh up and pass you eventually. 636 has more top end. if you are a good rider you should be able to stay ahead unless you have long straights.:cool::cool::cool:
 

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I don't about the 2010 Z1000 but the 636 top end is 154 mph by the magazines.My 2007 Z1000 top out at 155mph not speedo speed but actual speed gps . So I would-en worry to much.
 

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theres only one way to find out. bike to bike it's a no brainer, rider to rider would be the difference.I think an average rider on the z would be more than a handfull for an experienced rider on a 636. i would like to be a part of that test. since i drag race my z and have had mountain seat time, win or lose it would be a blast.
 

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I think your friend is in for a shock. Whatever happens, be safe. We want you to survive to come back and tell us about it! :)

Rob
 

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Idk about a 636 specifically, but I regularly ride with a buddy that has an '07 cbr 600rr and I walk away from him. He has laid his down, so maybe I'm just going harder than him, but in the corners we're about the same, he comes in faster and I can exit faster. But about 20 feet out of the corner it's not even close, I'm pulling away like he's standing still. From a stop, in a straight line, it's not close either (as long as I can keep the front tire down), till about 110-120 then he starts catching up. With a +3 rear sprocket though, my top speed is about 150, so if we were to rip it down a long straight, he'd eventually pass me.
 

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that would take up a lot of road for him to run you down, especially in a straight line, i'm not sure if there would be enough road for that test other than the interstate.
 

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No way my '07 z1000 walks away from my buddy's 636 not sure what year his is I think its an '05 z1000 has to much grunt at low end.
 

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i am actually waiting to run against my first sportbike straight up. already done it at the dragstrip, but not just red light to red light if you know what i mean. just want to see the look on their face when it's over.ha ha should be interesting.
 

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a 600 super sport bike is very hard to launch off the line in a drag race. with average riders the Z1000 will win.
maybe from a roll on 3 rd gear race with the 636 at 10,000 rmp it might win.
i had a honda cbr 600 rr for a weekend one time. it gets old in town with traffic on a 600 with no torque. my neck killed me after being on that bike.
 

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nobody around here messes with me they think my bike is fast. i don't tell them any different. i keep the bluff in on them.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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A buddy of mine has a 06-ish Daytona 675 with a two bros system.

I decided to have a little bit of fun with him on my bone stock '10 Z. We're going about 80 on the interstate. I'm in 6th gear. I roll on hard, and just completely walk away from him. I shut it down at about 120, cause I'm not stupid :p

I might have caught him off guard, so I slow down and do it twice more with about the same result. From the sound of things, he couldn't have been higher than 3rd/4th.

The conversation at the gas station was priceless.

Me: Hey, that was fun.

Him: Shut up

Me: I was in 6th that whole time

Him: I hate you.

I've got another buddy with a 08/09 GSXR 750. I'm wanting to do the same to him, but I might actually downshift to 5th. He's just usually got the wife on the back, and that's not playing fair.

Out accelerating 600's is just too easy. It takes the fun out of it.

Wait a minute......no, it's still fun as hell!
 

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I've done roll ons with my friend on his 07 fz1 at 60mph to red line in 3rd gear no compaction I left him in the dust, same with my nephews zx6 in 6th gear at 70mph til it was by by time no matter what any one says the Z1000 any year is a fast al-round bike:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
 

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big difference between fast and quick. tehse bikes are quick from zero to one hundred. but with stock gearing the 2010 will run 150mph. not fast by todays standards. but with that being said these are one of the quickest to 100mph. and lots of fun for that. most stock 1000s will not run with them up to 100 after that they'll walk away, i;ve rode with cbrs and zx10s. the low end power of the z is awsome.
 

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For once I agree with not a biker, super tough to launch, quarter milers are about the same, I seem to remember they did highish 10s and the z1000 2010 is around 10.55. Plus the Zed is cake to clutch, just tough to hold down.
 
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