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Old 02-15-2002, 10:40 AM   #1
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YOW !
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Old 02-15-2002, 11:02 AM   #2
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157...164...eh. It all adds up to assloads of power either way. The 12R looks much better this year. The original snorkel front end was ghastly.
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Old 02-15-2002, 11:02 AM   #3
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The peak power number is impressive enough, but what really surprises me is the nearly flat torque curve. Top-speed numbers aside, if the rest of the bike is right this will be the all-day warp-drive sport-tourer of the era. Very impressive, and I can't wait to see the test, provided there's no speed-limiting goofiness going on in the black boxes. (Academic, maybe, but true.)
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Old 02-15-2002, 12:00 PM   #4
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I wondered why no tests of ZX12, I didn't know that Klacker pulled fleet. I just bought a 02 Blue/gold. Only have 30 miles on it, Damn snow in Salt Lake City grrrr. Now Break in Blues!!
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Old 02-15-2002, 12:12 PM   #5
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Okay, I want to hear theories on the bulge between 7-8 grand. All I can come up with is a measly inkling that relates to exhaust resonance, or something of that nature.
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Old 02-15-2002, 12:18 PM   #6
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What effect would ram air have on these numbers??
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Old 02-15-2002, 12:32 PM   #7
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I have no idea what Kawasucki uses, but I would imagine if they are like the rest of the world, they are using some sort of exhaust valve to combat fuel injection. Basically most of the manufacturers running FI have some sort of valve in the exhaust to allow the fuel injection mapping to work well at low and high revs. This blip is most likely the result.



Again, I don't follow Kawasaki, but someone will confirm or deny this I'm sure.



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Old 02-15-2002, 12:37 PM   #8
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rob......they use the exhaust valves with carbureuted bikes too.....look at the R1 (pre '02)



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Old 02-15-2002, 01:41 PM   #9
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I'm thinking the same thing, too - Yow, that's hella a lot of power!
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Old 02-15-2002, 03:42 PM   #10
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Ram air would increase these numbers.
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