Gill from the office here, it didn’t take long for the owner of this ZX10-R to get his new can as he has just been in with his new Leo Vince pipe and the bike is now making 183.25bhp at the rear wheel; the fuelling had to be changed quite a lot! Goes to show how much the stubby can was holding it back…

This is a beautiful brand new condition ZX-10R and its owner Chris went through the card with us (he turned up in some dreadful weather and cleaned it outside before he brought it in! Top man…). We fitted a Cordona PQ8 quickshifter, added a K&N air filter and then set about his ECU remap.

He had onboard an Austin Racing link pipe and short end-can. From our experience with the ZX-10R – and we’ve done a few, track and road – these short cans are, ahem, short on midrange and big on noise compared to a long can.

The ZX-10R is not blessed with a ton of grunt in the middle anyway, this style of can just makes ’em worse. Leo Vince or Arrow seem to make the best systems; one of which is exactly what the owner of this Kwak will be fitting at some point this year…

We had a nice email from Chris the other day after the work: “Hi Gill just to say many thanks to you Mark and the team for the work you did on my ZX10-R the bike runs great and the quickshifter is awesome!! Will be back for any other work I need doing! Roll on the summer!!

Regards Chris

A beautiful, well-looked after example of a ZX-10R – a Leo Vince or Arrow can would have been a better choice though.

A beautiful, well-looked after example of a ZX-10R – a Leo Vince or Arrow can would have been a better choice though.