Transform the Kawasaki ZX-10R with an ECU remap; more power, stonking midrange and crisp throttle response
“Hi guys, love the remap, noticeable mid range improvement, but best of all is how much better the rideability is, much smoother throttle response.”
And do you know what? Mr Cleaver is spot on and this is what we hear from a lot of customers before and after the work. There maybe a new model out for 2016 but the ‘old’ ZX-10R is a great bike to remap because it responds well. And rather than lose a load of money buying another bike many owners look for things to do to keep their existing ride crisply up to date – and this is where an ECU remap really scores.
There are many options. Firstly, we can switch off the dreaded lambda – with an 02 Eliminator kit you end up with all sorts of lights lit up, and early on with Power Commander there were misfires and other issues.
So by accessing the ECU directly we can get around all those problems and can turn off the flap-valve for the exhaust and anything emissions related. Also we’re able to switch the traction control to manual, which means you can select modes while riding (rather than at standstill).
All the normal stuff, fuelling and ignition tables are also fully adjustable. There’s a trim table in the ECU, which is handy if you’ve just got a can fitted and the engine needs a little more fuel. We can also change the top and bottom injector balance.
Just a bit of advice; most people leave the standard titanium downpipes on and take the catalyzer out of the link pipe and put a can on. Put the longest can on you, er, can. They run better. We do notice quite a variation in what these engines end up making but post remap with an open end-can you’ll end up with an extra 7-8bhp up top with a nice gain in the midrange. And when we say midrange we mean from 5,000rpm upwards (these things come on really strong at 8,000rpm). They do get better with a few miles on too – these engines are built tough.