Originally Posted by Advanced Kawasaki
As I wrote, it was a "Gentlemen's" agreement, so to me that means they were/are policing themselves before the EPA/DOT/whoever does it for them.
Can you be more specific Kevin?
The only gentlemans agreement I have heard of from a few years back was the limit on top speed of 186 MPH. I don't see how that would apply to what was being done to the ZX6's that people were undoing with the so called "jumper mod". That bike wouldn't run that speed. They don't test for noise past 6 grand.
I can't understand why they would limit a ZX6 past 10 grand for noise. In fact, why did they do this to the ZX6 at all? Has there ever been anything stated officially?
Why the ZX6 and not the 10 or 14?
I have looked at numerous dyno runs on US spec 08 CBR1000RR's. You can see it on 2 Bros site, AREA P's site and many others. They all peter out at 10,2000 RPM's and it appears the ECU is pulling timing.
Looks like they will have to buy both a Power Commander and ignition module to fix it, according to Dynojet. No one has proven this yet as the parts arent available yet.
It has been a interesting story to follow on 1000RR.net though.
So why was the ZX 6 nuetered? I know I asked a lot of questions but would like to know.
Im gald the 08 10R don't have this problem. There is no place to put both a PC and a Ignition module.
Maybe this gentlemans agreement is to limit HP on liter bikes? Is that possible? That I could beleive, but still wouldnt apply to the ZX6. I can see a HP limit coming though.
Way back in 1988 I bought a new then ZX-10. Motocyclist ran a story on it about Terry Vance buying one with plans to keep it in the crate because he was sure the Guvment would never allow them to keep building them "with this much steam". I remember the exact qoute from the Magazine article.