Ooh No LDH has jumped the Honda ship.
I'm really interested to hear your thoughts on the ZX10.
What made you chose that platform?
Why didn't you go R1? I love my cross plane crank motors characteristics.
Why didn't you go with the S1000rr?
Why not the RC8R?
IMO those are the only three that are worth questioning.
The Honda is outdated. might as well buy an 08/09 if you'r going to build it anyways. and the GSXR1000 is damn near the same way.
The R1 has heart and a crazy exhaust note that makes it a joy to ride.
The S1000rr has a ton of tech wizadry(so does the ZX10)
And well the RC8R is generally cool bike and would take you back to RC51 style. But lighter and more power.
Well mainly because I wanted to do some club racing instead of just trackdays and the ZX-10R is the platform to have currently for that need.
Ironically the full size Kawi is the only current literbike I had not ridden in anger before I made the purchase. I had a lot of seat time on pro-level race S1000RR's and while they have good peak power they take a lot of effort to hustle them around. All that gyroscopic precession takes a toll on the handling in terms of braking and changing direction etc. The ZX-10R revs quicker than the S1000RR and is just overall easier to ride at an elevated pace
The R1 requires massive amounts of everything to make it handle & get horsepower out of it so I did not want to go that route again trying to make an uncompetitive bike work for me as I have done with so many Honda's in the past. Hell my 10year old 1000RR was still eating up new R1's just last season on long tracks where you can let the horses run free.
This Gen4 ZX-10R is stupid fast and with the ECU reflash downright dangerous in my opinion. Don't misconstrue I am well aware that the throttle goes both ways and I am sure I will hear some pansy ass remarks directed to me, but I can tell you it scared me already. Turning the Traction Control off is probably about as close to flying an F22 Raptor without the mandatory fly-by-wire controls it needs for stability as anyone would want to come. Sure it's quite docile if you ride around like a grandma on Sunday morning, but twist that grip like you mean it and it bucks, snorts and breathes fire as the rpms increase. This is not an exaggeration; I toe'd the quickshifter from 3rd to 4th somewhere around 100mph with the throttle pinned to the stop and the front wheel launched about 2 feet into the air as 4th gear engaged. I could be wrong, but I don't think there is a street tire made that can give you enough grip to cope with the kind of power this bike puts out... I've ridden some pretty hot pro series racebikes in years past and they weren't as nasty as this thing can be. The Traction Control comes standard because it is pretty much mandatory to make the bike usable without a lunar landing.
More like 191rwhp reflashed & PCV tuned on race gas bro...
Having said that, Dan's S1000RR racebikes were 205 tuned on MR12
Doesn't that seem a bit "Optimistic"?
......there's that word again.
lol. Burn!Just because you like riding around on your grandpa's sportbike doesn't mean the rest of us have to
...then why aren't you on a CBR1000RR?I will take a good handling bike over a hp bike all day long
...then why aren't you on a CBR1000RR?
I haven't seen one of those on the grid all year. See a few at trackdays It's all Suzuki, Kaw and the occasional rich guy on a BMW filling the grids....then why aren't you on a CBR1000RR?