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All that useable power at mid-range rpm's helped out just a bit, I'll bet.

Does anyone know what sort of engine mod's were on Bruno's Z1000. Was it pretty close to stock, or was it ported and polished head, new pistons with gapless rings, and titanium valves kind of mods?
 

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Evidentally he had the handling dialed in also, i think the electric bike had the 2nd quickest time
 

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https://www.facebook.com/KawasakiFansPage/posts/794103794023919

Exp matters posted this earlier. Not quite stock as they are claiming 200hp. Ive not seen much else. Full credit given to a great rider. Id imagine he did headwork, like manracign did. I hope exp can find more info as I do believe he knows their language. You can also see the shock and probably fork work. F.ull Arrow exhaust

It does prove there is a good handling bike hidden in this frame and chassis.
 

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some video's of Bruon Langlois of the previous years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-09xxYfKYto&ab_channel=Mathieu-LouisPassoni

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZgrFZ8vUE&ab_channel=LangloisBruno

Some more specs I could find about his Z1000

Original 2015 Z1000 : 142 hp and 111Nm

Pikes Peak 2015 Z1000 : replaced the piston, oil pump and radiator cooling, comprehensive ECU upgraded thanks MOTEC, performance exhaust system with stock exhaust Arrow titanium and carbon exhaust for sound power
200 hp and 192Nm
- reinforced frame with increased stiffness & reduced weight
- removed lighting & other unnecessary details
- all handlebar switches replaced with buttons & the display by Motec
- CNC brake caliper holders by Accosato
- front & rear suspension completely redesigned by Declamp Energy
- Front carbon brake discs + 4 piston calipers from Beringer
- the rear brake remained the same
- ABS has been eliminated (seems to be a rule ?)
- 17" alu wheels + Continental tyres
- R&G protectors
- under 200 kg's
- specialists optimized the engine output in function of the altitude during the testing (based upon data received from the tests)


Some more pictures:
https://sansmaitriselapuissancenestrien.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/prepa-kawasaki-z1000-pikes-peak-2016/
 
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Chrispy, he copied me on the dual outlet. Like me, he worried about the unbalanced load. We were both afraid of falling off pikes peak with the exhaust on the right only....thus, we decided on dual outlet.
 

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I never read much into race results, especially a factory bike. It's total B.S.; for what a factory spends on 1 bike you could buy a Bentley, and the same bike stock.
Well, do you suppose the other bikes he was running against were stock?

Like the Victory that finished behind him?

Your point is good, and valid, but we could duplicate most of what was done to that z. If not the engine, the brakes and suspension would be no problem.

That 2nd place Victory bike? A Bentley would be a down payment on it.
 

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After looking at that bike, I could come close to it for the price of a midrange
ducati.

z 1000 (2015) 11,000
suspension 3,000
engine work 6,500
brakes 3,000
frame mods 1,000
beer/drugs/alcohol 4,000

I believe this would get me close. Id do the labor myself since its just bolting other peopels work together.

I believe any engine builder who dealt with a zx9 could get the power to at least 175.

Why so much on the beer/drug/alcohol section? Help would be nice in something this massive. With that many substances around, I'll have help.
 

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Im starting to like the arrow headers
 

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I wander how much they bored the cylinder for the high compression pistons
 

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Cannot be much, there is not a ton of room in there. I would love to see a dyno chart for sure.

Not super amazing hard to do, but very expensive for sure.

Ported head with bigger valves, bigger aftermarket pistons that have higher compression, more aggressive aftermarket cams that are custom built, aftermarket rods so you can really beat on it, Ti valves and retainers if you can for more revs, lightened and balanced crank that cuts through the air in the crankcase, custom built windage tray (keeps oil from splashing around and hitting the crank weights), All ARP rod bolts and head studs, ecu controller set for max attack and no thoughts given to reliability and EPA concerns, race fuel that actually makes a bunch more power. with 200 Hp this motor will not have the huge bottom end grunt like our stock bikes. Our stock bike feel almost unbalanced as they have a ton of low end, and then not much top end. This bike will be set up for high rpm power, it will have a strong low end as the compression will be high and the fuel is great and the tuning is done for power, not smoothness or EPA regs.

Man I am excited just thinking about the engine build that went on. Love to have the ability to do something like that. It coulds surprise a bunch of super sport owners.
 

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Man I am excited just thinking about the engine build that went on. Love to have the ability to do something like that. It coulds surprise a bunch of super sport owners.
A bunch ?
All of them, this beast has almost twice the torque of a BMW S1000RR
 

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Its too bad we never see decent coverage on this event.


Much like the Isle of Man, the riders or drivers need to be fast and have some sort of mental disorder.
 

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