When it comes to ECU remaps for Kawasaki ZX-10Rs we’ve found that the best power for yer buck setup is to keep the standard downpipes – there’s not much wrong with ’em – but lose the catalyser and fit a long end-can and link pipe.

This, once fuelled correctly, will fill up all the holes in the mid-range and brings the standard 8,000rpm kick-off point down a fair bit to around 6/7,000rpm, which makes a good difference on the road. Through the ECU we de-restrict the ignition in each gear and switch all the emissions rubbish off too, which improves throttle response.

So while the 184bhp at the rear wheel this one left our workshop with is healthy it’s not the full story, they’ll all do that once they’re breathing. It’s what the engine does everywhere else that’s the magic…

With a full system you’ll get 188-192bhp, but you’ll also be spending a lot more cash on exhaust pipework!

Long end-cans are the way forward for decent ZX-10R power, with an ECU remap to match.

Long end-cans are the way forward for decent ZX-10R power, with an ECU remap to match.