A Kawasaki ZX-10R belonging to a good club racer, who’s got talent enough to hang in well at National Superstock level. He’s a regular customer of ours, and we mapped his Power Commander for him last year. With the open end can he had fitted at the time we couldn’t get the right power out of it, and weren’t really happy; we recommended he change the pipe for either a Leo Vince or an Arrow.
Anyway, in the off-season he’s taken our advice and fitted an Arrow system which has transformed it – after mapping to suit the engine’s now punting out just shy of 193bhp in open exhaust form. The pipe comes with a baffle, so we did him an alternate map to use with it in place, so when he’s testing on a circuit with tough noise regs he’s ok. Admittedly, peak power is down to 180bhp, but there you are. These Kwaks really need to breathe at the top end; up until 9-10,000rpm there’s very little difference.
Good luck for 2012 Simon!