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Internal name is ZX1000NF

Officially states HP in the book.

Easter Egg - On page 12 they show a 'clean bike' diagram that's the original H2 :D

The bov recirculates into the air box. If it doesn't effect anything that'd be fun to reroute to atmosphere vent.

It is not fly by wire - the throttle has cables! Yay!

You don't have to remove anything to change the oil and filter.

The bad news - That big, non-removeable box welded to the manifold IS a catalytic converter. Only half of it even appears to do anything - and that half is a big, heavy, honeycomb catalyst. Boooooo.

The good news - break-in is nowhere near as bad as I'd anticipated.

Go check out Garth285's New Year's invite. Totally worth it. Awesome read.
 

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The throttle having cables and not ride-by-wire is actually quite substantially disappointing to me...

This is something they should have had, in my opinion, as the degree of control you can have with it is enormous.
 

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The throttle having cables and not ride-by-wire is actually quite substantially disappointing to me...

This is something they should have had, in my opinion, as the degree of control you can have with it is enormous.
True but in case something goes haywire first thing my brain is gonna do is close the throttle with no delay - and that will actually do something. I'm rather comforted knowing a Gremlin isn't going to be able to commandeer the gas. Also like having my hand directly on the throttle bodies. It's the way God intended.
 

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I hear you, and yet it certainly doesn't conform to the "Built Beyond Belief" moniker in my view.

This is going to be an amazing bike, but computer controller throttle is something I would much rather have with a 200+ HP machine, any day of the week, as not everyone has "pro hands".
 

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I think the throttle mechanism isn't quite what you think it is.

Yes, it has cables going down from the handlebar to the vicinity of the throttle bodies, but the cables are not going directly to the throttle shaft, there is something in between.

Yamaha has done something similar; the throttles are drive-by-wire but there is a fail-safe mechanical override to shut the throttles. Basically, the servo mechanism can open the throttles "up to" the amount that the rider requests, but not more.
 

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I think the throttle mechanism isn't quite what you think it is.

Yes, it has cables going down from the handlebar to the vicinity of the throttle bodies, but the cables are not going directly to the throttle shaft, there is something in between.

Yamaha has done something similar; the throttles are drive-by-wire but there is a fail-safe mechanical override to shut the throttles. Basically, the servo mechanism can open the throttles "up to" the amount that the rider requests, but not more.
You are correct. It technically is fly by wire. Kawasaki calls it ETV = Electronic Throttle Valve
 

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I think the throttle mechanism isn't quite what you think it is.

Yes, it has cables going down from the handlebar to the vicinity of the throttle bodies, but the cables are not going directly to the throttle shaft, there is something in between.

Yamaha has done something similar; the throttles are drive-by-wire but there is a fail-safe mechanical override to shut the throttles. Basically, the servo mechanism can open the throttles "up to" the amount that the rider requests, but not more.
Aha! Thank you for the clarification, this explains a lot :)
 

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So glad all the smart cookies are showing up ;):D (seriously)

Judging by the visceral noises the R makes, it would not surprise me if that whole exhaust assembly NEEDS to be that big in order to meet noise and emission standards...
 

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Yes it definetely needs to be that big. On most bikes that will move as much air as this one they'd have duals..... A 14r and I'm pretty sure a busa have duals ya know, and Omg are you guys lucky they made it into a one sided unit.
 
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