Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central Kentucky
I have ridden a friends ZX-10 and that thing is seriously fast! My Ninja 1000 has a full exhaust with Ivans performance package and feels like it has more thrust to the rear wheel until maybe around 5000 ~ 6000 rpm. Once the ZX-10 gets its legs it screams toward the horizon with an anger that the Ninja can not muster. I think the ZX-10 would handily beat my bike in the quarter mile, if both riders launched equally well.
Would I consider trading my Ninja for a ZX-10?? Only if all I did were track days. The Ninja is a far better road bike in my opinion and has all the power one would ever need.
As an added point, my same riding buddy also has a fully modded and tuned ZX-14 which with which he won a big dyno shootout last year. Opening the throttle on that monster is an act of violence. The first time I let that thing eat I could not believe it!!!! After I closed the throttle and the world returned to normal I was laughing uncontrollably inside my helmet at what just happened.
2013 Ninja 1000.....Osram Nightbreakers, Pazzo levers, Vesrah pads, Puig screen, R&G frame sliders / case covers / axle protector, Sargent seat, PC5 with Ivans fuel map and ECU reflash, Akrapovic full exhaust, forks and shock rebuilt by Traxxion Dynamics.
2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT