We’re getting to see quite a few Kawasaki ZZR1400s these days and know our way around ’em well. This one didn’t make it back to the owner’s Kwak dealer for its 4,000 mile service – we did that – and because it had cans fitted we then set about an ECU remap.

Which was a straightforward job; these bikes respond well. Taking the lambda away and switching off the ignition restrictions does wonders for this engine. But what the owners tend to complain about is a a touch of ‘stumble’ off the bottom and through the mid-range in the power delivery – this is because the engine is short of fuel and not  running sharply in its ‘eco’ fuel saving area, effectively cruising. The remap sorts it all out, and puts the fuel back where it’s needed.

**UPDATE** And the owner’s just brought it back in for a minor ECU fettle: a baffle in or out map controlled by the high/low power handlebar switch. Why? Because when his partner’s on the back she doesn’t like the racket, And when she’s not he does (and the extra beans). Sounds sensible to us…

A fast bike made faster... Kawasaki's ZZR is a monster post ECU remap.
A fast bike made faster… Kawasaki’s ZZR is a true monster post ECU remap. And now with noisy/not so noisy map options…