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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #10 on: Jan 12, 2022, 08.46 pm
    Jan 12, 2022, 08.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by spn43 [+]
    GSX S1000 seems like great option but looks like it's discountinued from US market where i'll be...
    Did anyone try to fit ZX10 engine into Z900 frame,  😁 I know that would be quite a handful bike to ride, but fun factor would be insane.

    No the GSXS1000s is not discontinued.
    As for a zx10 motor anything is possible with the right amount of cash and taking care of the brakes and bongers as well  :028: :028:
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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2022, 11.57 pm
    Jan 12, 2022, 11.57 pm
    I believe thereís a factory big bore kit. Itís called a ZH2.

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #12 on: Jan 13, 2022, 12.40 am
    Jan 13, 2022, 12.40 am
    *Originally Posted by iBuchon [+]
    I believe thereís a factory big bore kit. Itís called a ZH2.

    True, but it's quite an expensive one  :745:

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #13 on: Jan 13, 2022, 12.45 am
    Jan 13, 2022, 12.45 am
    *Originally Posted by BartZ [+]
    True, but it's quite an expensive one  :745:
    :0461: but as always $=hp 😁

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #14 on: Jan 13, 2022, 12.51 am
    Jan 13, 2022, 12.51 am
    Such a great bike it's just shame in this day of age that almost a litre bike is given only 123 ponies....when 200 hp is a norm for 1000's with fairings...split the difference, make them 160 and watch them fly of showroom floors.

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #15 on: Jan 13, 2022, 08.04 am
    Jan 13, 2022, 08.04 am

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #16 on: Jan 13, 2022, 07.37 pm
    Jan 13, 2022, 07.37 pm
    *Originally Posted by iBuchon [+]
    I believe thereís a factory big bore kit. Itís called a ZH2.

    Very true. If you truly want to go over 150 mph and get there in a hurry, but want decent riding ergonomics, then the ZH2 is probably the best way to go about it. At least if you're committed to a naked Kawi. I think of myself as a decently handy guy but I'd rather pay for a bike that's made to go that fast instead of dumping money into an engine to get it there.

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #17 on: Jan 14, 2022, 03.15 am
    Jan 14, 2022, 03.15 am
    There is a chart on the internet that shows the z900 puts out MORE power than a zx10R up to 8000 RPM. MORE. Above that and it's adios of course but how often are you riding above 8000 RPM on the street? And 1/4 mile times compared to the z1000 are pretty much the same.
    I've had more powerful bikes but the z900 flies. It's fast with good torque in the midrange where you really need it. And it's smooth.

    Demo before you buy. It's a great bike. Upgrade the tires and the budget suspension and nobody is getting away from you on a twisty road.

    EDIT... I'd go for the 50th anniversary Z if you can get your hands on one.
    Last Edit: Jan 14, 2022, 03.20 am by zed9

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #18 on: Jan 14, 2022, 08.52 pm
    Jan 14, 2022, 08.52 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    There is a chart on the internet that shows the z900 puts out MORE power than a zx10R up to 8000 RPM. MORE. Above that and it's adios of course but how often are you riding above 8000 RPM on the street? And 1/4 mile times compared to the z1000 are pretty much the same.
    I've had more powerful bikes but the z900 flies. It's fast with good torque in the midrange where you really need it. And it's smooth.

    Demo before you buy. It's a great bike. Upgrade the tires and the budget suspension and nobody is getting away from you on a twisty road.

    EDIT... I'd go for the 50th anniversary Z if you can get your hands on one.

    Thanks, I think I've made my decision, really like Z900 hopefully headers, pipe, quick shifter and some good tune will be enough.

    I've taken several dyno charts from Z900 and ZX10R and did a quick compare between them.

    How much HP the Z900 makes over the ZX10R:
    3500 = +13
    4000 = +7
    4500 = +9
    5000 = +7
    5500 = +8
    6000 = +10
    6500 = +15
    7000 = +12
    7500 = +13
    8000 = +13
    8500 = 0
    9000 = -6
    9500 = -8
    10000= -16

    Obviously, when the Z900 tapers off, the ZX10R gets mental so I stopped comparing at 10K RPMs. Then you add the short gearing and the numbers below 8,500rpm become more impressive.

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    Re: What to do...?
    Reply #19 on: Jan 14, 2022, 09.00 pm
    Jan 14, 2022, 09.00 pm
    *Originally Posted by spn43 [+]
    Thanks, I think I've made my decision, really like Z900 hopefully headers, pipe, quick shifter and some good tune will be enough.
    You've done the right thing. 👍 Are you going for the 50th anniversary model?

     



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