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With a bike as fast as this maybe something like suspension tuning will be money better spent.Or is it the bling of the pipe and not really going faster?
Sorry, I should explain. I will try (and likely fail) to make this short.
I got the ZX-14R for when I need the outright speed and quickness fix, and it certainly handles that job well. I took it to a track day last year just to try it out. It obviously is not meant as a track bike, but it wasn't horrible either, good handling for such a whale. Got to do much more with it than I would on the street, and good to get closer to it's limits there anyway. It's a perfect street bike for me, comfortable, smooth, and a decent amount of power.
That ZX-14R replaced my 2008 CBR1000RR that I did a few track days with also. Great bike, great for the track even mostly stock, and at the time if I could have kept both, I would have kept it, end of story. But I couldn't, so I sold the CBR to get the 14, and later thank God my finances improved enough that I could look for another bike to do some track days with.
So...with the GSXR 750, I wanted something much better for the track, and less focus for the street. Less weight, good suspension, simple to mod - I wanted balance
. Not a 600 which would frustrate me on street rides, and not a 1000 which is a bit overkill for me at track days. So far I love it, and it's just what I expected. Nothing exotic so mods aren't super expensive (Ducati exhaust is about $3000!) and if I have a spill, I won't be crushed. Plus I've ridden many GSXR 750s over the years and always liked them, and had wanted to get the current gen 750 (BPF, Brembos, lighter weight) ever since they came out. Also, the dealership gave me a great deal on it, gave me a great deal on my trade (more than anywhere else I tried) and I got 0% APR for 5 years, so it's cost me next to nothing so far.
My reason for the original post is not for absolute peak power numbers - obviously I could have bought the GSXR-1000 right next to it if that was my goal. But I always like to get a bike optimized regarding the exhaust and EFI, meaning smooth power and fueling from idle to redline, no pops, surging or stumbles, improved low-end and midrange power (and usually some top-end gains too) and of course the benefits of a good exhaust that looks much better, sounds much better, and sheds some poundage too. It's taking a stock bike (any stock bike, really) and making it run just right.
I've seen it done wrong many times (yet the owners think it's great) and I've seen it done damn near perfectly a few times, and when it's there, it's a beautiful thing. THAT'S what I want for this 750. I want to fit a good full exhaust, team it with good EFI equipment, and get the thing running perfectly. The rest of the bike is good enough for me, and yes, handling is important, that's why I got it. The suspension on this bike is good enough to impress every mag tester that has track tested it, so it's surely good enough for me and anyone short of a pro. A few setting changes on the first or second track day and I'll be good there. For me, a bike that's 419 lbs wet (possibly under 400 lbs wet after exhaust swap) with brembo front calipers, a BPF and a decent shock does not need upgrading for me to improve. If and when my abilities outshine the equipment this bike has, first I'll celebrate!, then I'll upgrade it. As has been said, a pro on an SV650 can lap an amateur like me no matter what I'm riding, so this bike is plenty good for me at this stage. My main desire now is to get it running perfectly, using my friends Yoshimura and Bazazz.
And a third party, yet to be determined (see first post).