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Hey all...I thought it would be cool thing to discuss some of the systems on this bike...might be a bit hard to do seeing we don't actually HAVE one yet to play with...but anyone care to start this out with their own thoughts?:)

I'm intrigued with the KTRC and the Launch control for one thing.Allowing it to obtain the best take -off and all that.I think we all know it's gonna want to loft REALLY quickly.Previous KTRC systems correct for lofting and wheel slip...along with the 'power modes'...but what about THIS bike's systems...they're apparently quite sophisticated and different from previous models.Whattaya think?

And the engine braking function.How will any of you use that?Tuning all these systems to wok together(either the factory settings..or our own)...what's that say about this bike's ride to you?
 

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Once one of the drag racing guys figures it all out I'd like to know exactly how they launch the bike. What settings, what RPM.... how they do it for the best 1/4 time. I presume that the wheelie control will keep the bike down - but I'd like to know for sure.

I'm not a drag racer but I'll find this interesting.

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No rider aids whatsoever on both my zx12r's....Before i fitted the ackropovic the only clue the back was spinning up was the bike wasn't tugging and the needle rose!

I have it on very good authority ( respect my Authorataay, Cartman south park) that the systems on these new bikes perform brilliantly.

I did enjoy on my Pan Euro the traction control. You pull out a side street and just drop the bike and twist the throttle and the bike picks itself up. I do look forward to playing in the wet,,,This is england. I look forward to playing fullstop.
 

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No rider aids whatsoever on both my zx12r's....Before i fitted the ackropovic the only clue the back was spinning up was the bike wasn't tugging and the needle rose!
If you can launch a ZX-12R really well, I'd put you in the category of launch controls being somewhat superfluous to you. :) For me, launching my 12R is always an "interesting" experience - pray, hold on for dear life .... wooo....here we go!!! :)
 

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If you can launch a ZX-12R really well, I'd put you in the category of launch controls being somewhat superfluous to you. :) For me, launching my 12R is always an "interesting" experience - pray, hold on for dear life .... wooo....here we go!!! :)
That sounds about right,,,,I thought my 12's were all the bike I needed ....till I saw the Wide Mouthed Frog ( WMF ) as i have now affectionately named my H2.

In Kawasaki I Trust
 

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I only plan on using the KLCM at the track, I don't see myself setting it for use on the street. I'm fortunate enough to have a drag strip not far from where I live, so I do plan on taking it to the strip to paly around and see what she will do. >:D


The KEBC I will tailor for my riding style on the street. I'll most likely make adjustments to it when I take the H2 to the track to experience the power on the nice long straight at Heartland Park in Kansas. Can't imagine I'll ride it as aggressive as my track bike, but I do intend to experience her on the track.
 
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I only plan on using the KLCM at the track, I don't see myself setting it for use on the street. I'm fortunate enough to have a drag strip not far from where I live, so I do plan on taking it to the strip to paly around and see what she will do. >:D


The KEBC I will tailor for my riding style on the street. I'll most likely make adjustments to it when I take the H2 to the track to experience the power on the nice long straight at Heartland Park in Kansas. Can't imagine I'll ride it as aggressive as my track bike, but I do intend to experience her on the track.

@OKH2 I know that some guys down in texas will resort to just using the local highways...come time for some TX2k event ;)
 

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As far as the KEBC goes...what sort of effect does it have over a regular non-equipped Sportbike?I've always just used my 14's engine braking.WHY is it there?It's fully tunable on this bike...so what's it supposed to enhance?
 

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As far as the KEBC goes...what sort of effect does it have over a regular non-equipped Sportbike?I've always just used my 14's engine braking.WHY is it there?It's fully tunable on this bike...so what's it supposed to enhance?
I'm guessing as the sc will still be making boost this can be directed into the engine as opposed to "wasted" out the BOV. Hence the engine braking willl rise with the extra compression.
 

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Being able to adjust "engine braking control" is useful on a racetrack. MotoGP has used something of this sort for many years.

Excessive engine braking can cause rear wheel hopping on deceleration and it's a distraction if one is attempting to maintain a consistent cornering speed. The other problem is that if the throttle is completely shut, re-applying the throttle tends to happen with a lurch. Some bikes are better than others ... my '04 zx10r is pretty good, the '03 Yamaha R6 (first year of EFI) was a mess.

With this engine being fully drive-by-wire, they can play games with throttle position even if "rider request" is zero throttle.
 
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