Are 06-07 ZX10's really faster than the 04-05's? And why are they so hev? - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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Are 06-07 ZX10's really faster than the 04-05's? And why are they so hev?

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Is it because of their dual exhausts? Is there a quality single exhaust made for them? I never cared for dual exhausts on bikes, undertail or not. What exactly makes the 06-07's 10 lbs heavier than their 04-05 couterparts, other than a heavier flywheel?

And are they really that much faster?

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There isn't much difference between gen 1 and 2 other than looks. A little more power, smoother throttle response, better aero, more weight.
In a race it would be all about the rider.
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+different swing arm, stering damper, and taller gearing
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on thing is for sure...the 06 looks the fastest
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on thing is for sure...the 06 looks the fastest
I thought they were ugly at first, but I've grown to them. Doesn't look like I'll be taking the plunge though, seems like it's a riders race.

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Yep, that dual exhaust accounts for at least 10 pounds of the what, 14 it gained from the first gens I believe. I can honestly say I'm glad I'm getting rid of mine, even though as far as looks go I don't mind it, plus Akra's look pretty sweet on it but it's growing on me now. As far as faster? Yes...stock they are faster, but by how much it doesn't matter...it's a literbike on the street so they're fast enough. Top end speed is where the second gen's really shine though it seems.
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It is exactly that 'a riders race' as they are literally that close.

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In my opinion the 2nd Gen is faster because the power is easier to use with little effort
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