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Check this out... a stock US ZX-10R with only a slip-on and a Power Commander picks up 18 hp at the tire, taking it to 188 rear wheel horsepower (that's got to be well over 200 at the crank)

 

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Turns out they've halted sales and are trying to buy back all they've sold. Apparently there is some serious problem with them, and until it's corrected the bike will not be sold again...
 

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Turns out they've halted sales and are trying to buy back all they've sold. Apparently there is some serious problem with them, and until it's corrected the bike will not be sold again...
Which bike? The BMW or the 2011 ZX10R? I havent heard about either...
 

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I got a call last weekend from my contact at Kawasaki and he referred to the problem as a production issue, a product quality standard issue - not a safety or a performance issue. There is something Kawasaki doesn't like and they want to correct it- implement a fix and then start selling them again. He also told me it's a world-wide thing, not limited to the US models.
 

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If it weren't for the Z1000's superior looks, I'd have been planning to get a ZX10.

The power is incredible, but thebike's overall look is not too impressive...at least in my opinion. And the drag bike position would be alot more uncomfortable.

Hard to ignore that kind of power, though.
 

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how can u not like the looks of this sexy beast. i just dont think i could handle the uncomfortable riding position. for that kind of power, it would almost be worth it.
 

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It's not worth the uncomfortable ride I had a 08 zx14 piped out it made 182 at the tire.Hunched over any tank sucks 90% of riding is not done were most bikes make those peak numbers so peak power is not everything.My 10' Z1k while down on peak power I am much happier with it it has very usuable power down low as did my zx14.Peak power numbers are just #$%& waving contests and are irrelavant in real world riding.Anything over 125bhp is plenty for street riding.My 10' Z1k with brocks full exhaust,k and n filter pcv with Brock map ,ivans fce pulled 144 rwhp and 83 ft lbs on Friday that's pushing 160 at the crank a little less than brocks dyno showed but still PLENTY for me :)

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thats pretty impressive rwhp #s blacknorange. i agree the zx10 isnt comfortable at all. anybody less than a pro rider cant make use of all of the zx10s hp, especially on the street. but the arm stretching acceleration in a straightaway would be nice every once in a while. the z1000 which ever generation u have is definately the more practical & comfortable bike on the street. thats y we all are on this forum & have one.
 

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I have the third gen,brocks dyno charts are on here under the single exhaust thread I believe.My chart looks similar only down a couple HP don't know why I know there are variances from dyno to dyno. One more thing I do not miss is the insurance rates I am 34 perfect driving records and it does not matter who you are superbike insurance is like 4-5 times more than this class. I like the fact that while peak power is down on these bikes compared to the 10r my torque is actually a couple ft lbs more than the a piped 10r and comes 3500 rpms quicker that's why these bikes are so fun :).

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