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Old 10-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #61
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Have you tuned it? Most specs I see on the FZ1 quote 131bhp at the crank..

How's the notorious fuel-injection?
The 131 is the spec for stock rear wheel horse power on an FZ1.

The first generation FZ1 produces a claimed 141 hp at the crank and the second generation FZ1 produces a claimed 148 hp at the crank.

Numerous bolt on mods and tweaks have enabled FZ1 owners to obtain a rwhp between 140 and 150 without the use of NOS. Some of those mods include a new exhaust (no cat), modified airbox and high flow airfilter, modified flies, Mapped Power Commander and Fuel Cut Eliminator (eliminates the touchy fuel injection issues). I'm sure I forgot a few, but that is some of the common changes used to sqeeze more ponies out of the FZ1 motors.

The only performance related mod I have done to my own FZ1 is adding an aftermarket pipe (MIVV GP). I have no idea if it actually added the claimed 5 to 7 horsepower gain, but I know for a fact it reduced the overall weight of my FZ1 by 9 lbs and it sure sounds sweet!
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:04 PM   #62
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Note the adjusters and fitment for bobbins..
English please...err I mean American.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:38 PM   #63
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English please...err I mean American.
Bobbins are little spools fitted to the swing arm that rest on the paddock stand.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #64
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Bobbins are little spools fitted to the swing arm that rest on the paddock stand.
Oh, like swingarm spools?
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #65
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Yup.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #66
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The USA needs this bike...

I often say that I am Honda's redheaded stepchild, because they keep making bikes so much like the ones I used to love, but without any of the competitive features and pricing.

Kawasaki, on the other hand, keeps making bikes that raise the bar for the market. The Ninja 250R (OK, so they really ARE the market for this one), the Concours-14 (best sports-tourer since it came out). And though I may wax nostalgic about my old school CB700SC and VFR-750s, I actually OWN a Kawasaki.

So does that make me a closet Kawaphile? I don't know.

I'm having to abandon my 250R very soon (up for sale in Flea Market) because the Navy is making me play in the desert very soon. Upgrading on my return in late 2011, and this bike looks like it might meet all my needs.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:26 AM   #67
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Note the adjusters and fitment for bobbins..
This shot looks mighty attractive
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:12 AM   #68
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I just hope Kawasaki GB don't do something stupid and price it like the Yamaha FZ1. Keep it under £9000 and sell loads.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:59 AM   #69
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I just hope Kawasaki GB don't do something stupid and price it like the Yamaha FZ1. Keep it under £9000 and sell loads.
Abolutely. And I'm impressed (in those pics you attached) that the bike looks so muscular
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:23 AM   #70
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Yet another promising looking machine ruined by a retardo exhaust system design. Geez I'll be glad when we get past this era of muffler design insanity.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:07 AM   #71
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Step this way Sir...

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Old 10-03-2010, 07:17 AM   #72
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My favorite..although i'd have the carbon finish.

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Old 10-03-2010, 07:18 AM   #73
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Obviously these are for the stock Z1000, but i should imagine they will be offered for the SX.

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Old 10-03-2010, 08:18 AM   #74
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Yet another promising looking machine ruined by a retardo exhaust system design. Geez I'll be glad when we get past this era of muffler design insanity.

The hired the exhaust guy from Honda.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:57 AM   #75
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I am now gaining a lot of respect for Kawasaki. Just look how bold and forward they are with the offerings and attention to details and styling. You can't even see that it has grab rails, so beautifully they flow with the tail. Another thing is their turn signals - Front flush and rear matching. Honda is still giving the POS 1970s turn signals and Yamaha those bulbous petal ones. Suzuki is way ahead too. I may shift loyalties from Yamaha soon.
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