How much room do you have? :)
Seriously though, it's one of the few things the Gen2 does really well. Weight means very little if you have several miles to get up to speed. DRAG means everything. On a tall tire the stock gearing will get you to 185ish, so you only need about 9% more gearing to get there. Power wise, I've been on a mostly stock second gen that will pull the limiter with enough room on pavement (miles. plural.) If you ditched the mirrors, sealed up all the cracks you could, got the bike looooow and got nice and small in the saddle, you could break 200 without ever having to take the valve cover off the bike. If 220ish hp would get my fat ass, bus-like Connie up over 200mph with me sitting upright on it, you could get a 2nd gen to do it will less than 200 fo sho. :) Around 180-190hp would be my guess, starting with a baseline of 160hp.
If you're trying to do it in a standing mile or 1.5 mile, or on the salt, you'll need some more umph. :)
PS one of the major magazines did an article on this with a Haybus, GSXR 1K, and a 2nd gen ZX10r in an actual wind tunnel. Very interesting read.... especially concerning COD vs frontal area and the (huge) affect the rider has on effective COD. Wish I could find it again.... I think it was in Sport Rider or Cycle World.
Attack life... it's going to kill you anyway.
Last edited by SpazOnaZX; 05-24-2013 at 04:10 PM.