2010 Kawasaki ZZR1400 ECU remap – 177bhp at the rear wheel. Lovely!
This is the last ZZR incarnation with the ‘smaller’ engine. It responds well to an ECU remap because we can adjust the secondary butterflies which makes a big difference to throttle control and feel; with this particular bike we also tidied up a few areas within the ignition map, where it retards for emission control. Sorting out the fuelling from there was straightforward – with the pipes it had fitted it made 177bhp after the work.
Not bad you might say, and this is a strong engine, but the new one… blimey. That’s a different kettle of fish altogether!