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What does Ti mean? my guess is titanium? and does it just mean the flat silver paint color?

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You guessed right - titanium.

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so is something on the bike made from titanium? or what is so special about a zx10r Ti?

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so is something on the bike made from titanium? or what is so special about a zx10r Ti?
The 05 was available with flat titanium colored paint. All 10's have various pieces of ti on them - header, valves, etc.

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so is something on the bike made from titanium? or what is so special about a zx10r Ti?
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Titanium (pronounced /taɪˈteɪniəm/) is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a light, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including to sea water and chlorine) transition metal with a grayish color. Titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminium, vanadium, molybdenum, among other elements, to produce strong lightweight alloys for aerospace (jet engines, missiles, and spacecraft), military, industrial process (chemicals and petro-chemicals, desalination plants, pulp and paper), automotive, agri-food, medical (prostheses, orthopaedic implants, dental implants), sporting goods, jewelry, and other applications.[1] Titanium was discovered in England by William Gregor in 1791 and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology.

The element occurs within a number of mineral deposits, principally rutile and ilmenite, which are widely distributed in the Earth's crust and lithosphere, and it is found in almost all living things, rocks, water bodies and soils.[1] The metal is extracted from its principal mineral ores via the Kroll process[2], or the Hunter process. Its most common compound, titanium dioxide, is used in the manufacture of white pigments.[3] Other compounds include titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) (used in smoke screens/skywriting and as a catalyst) and titanium trichloride (used as a catalyst in the production of polypropylene).[1]

The two most useful properties of the metal form are corrosion resistance, and the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal.[4] In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but 45% lighter.[5] There are two allotropic forms[6] and five naturally occurring isotopes of this element; 46Ti through 50Ti with 48Ti being the most abundant (73.8%).[7] Titanium's properties are chemically and physically similar to zirconium.

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thanks, but i know what titanium i. I was just wondering why people seem to like the zx10r Ti so much. poersonaly i think the paint is nothing special. i thought maybe they made a few with titanium frames or something

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the special titanium paint reduces overall weight by 18 pounds and the matte finish gives it stealth properties

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The ti folk feel special because their color was only offered for one year.
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the special titanium paint reduces overall weight by 18 pounds and the matte finish gives it stealth properties

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hahaha i knew there must have been something special about it. if i paint the titanium over my green how much weight will i save? i figure maybe about half... so 9 lbs?

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