Ok, here is my story, and the report on Ivans flash...though it may be skewed as I have been waiting about 3 weeks and riding my wife's Z900 in that time. Her Z is pretty rank, and will even lift the tire in 3rd, so in hindsight, I shouldn't have rode any bike but just waited for mine. I put on akra headers, and stock mufflers before flash, so I will put it like this... bare stock, bike would lift front tire a little in 1st gear. Akra headers and stock mufflers, bike now lifted front tire in 1st gear about 7000rpm up to redline.
Got flash and put on BlackWidow slip on. With db killers in, bike pulls a little harder than it did with just akra headers and stock mufflers...but is clearly stronger all through rpm and smoother, though a ninja 1k is pretty smooth anyways, less decel and no backfiring, but the popcorn sound is still there (which I like). Db killers out, bike will lift front tire about 3000rpm and keep it in air. Now here is interesting part...roll on power is very strong but hitting the throttle is a bit lazy. DB killers back in, quick aggressive throttle responds better but overall power is much less. THIS IS JUST A REPORT
, I realize the 1k is not a litre bike racer but a great sport tour, just giving a report.
So, reading Ivans report of his 2012 was my benchmark or standard, not sure if he dyno tuned his with a PC5 to get his results though. He says his bike lifts in 2nd at full throttle..if I sit on back seat (pillion), it lifts about 1". He says he can coax his front tire up in 3rd, on mine...not a chance. I weigh 150lbs and have been riding and since 10yrs old ( am 51 now). So I would say I gained about 10hp with akra headers, and maybe 9ish, or 10 with flash. Overall I do not regret getting flash esp for this reason... it will lift front tire so easily and effortlessly without screaming rpm...that puts a smile on my face. Have had litre bikes, hyper bikes...this combo of akra and flash is a good combination on this bike... This flash is better than PC5's I have used before, and better than other flashes I have used as well. If some of you 1k riders are looking for total bike transformation, that will realistically take about 50-60 hp....so, buy a bigger bike. This flash and akra/slip on's are a real compliment to this bike and really perk it up, a much stronger lively bike! really can't go wrong with it.
That's the report,