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How many board members feel that its time for the ZX6R and 9R for fuel injection? Would anyone trade their 6 for the FI? I'm sick of seeing big numbers gained from re-mapping bikes, ZX12/GSXR1K.

SICK HP #s!

I'm dreaming now.... ZX6R + FI + PCIIIr + Exhaust = 120HP?
 

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I don't have any proof, but I think Kawasaki is tired of the slow sales due to their dated bikes.

I think this year you will see Kawasaki back on top again.
Expect a lot of changes, ther is no question about them being fuel injected (they will) the question is will Kawasaki get it right?

The 2000 - 2002 redesign was a FLOP in relation to sales. The bike is a great bike, people just want more cutting edge that the other bikes offered.
 

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I understand cutting edge, but how exactly is the zx-6r falling behind? I mean the only things I can think of is the dash looks, turn signals, weight and not having FI. But maybe that is enough ;)

I always liked the styling, just think Kawasaki doesn't have great tastes in color schemes...I mean everyone and their sister is getting the R6 becauase they love the blue color apparently. We all know the R6 is not the best bike to ride on the street with becuase of it's twitchy handling and peaking powerband. And that a zx-6r will eat a r6 off the line assumming both are complete stock ;)

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As I understand the carburettors are better and smoother for
on-off throttle transitions and carbies are better for wide
open throttle. In between the FI is better for everything
else.

So there are trade offs - which would you rather have?
A snatchy throttle or smooth throttle? Leant over in the
corner winding it on - I know which one i'd like (not
being a great rider).

Even on the MotoGP bike Kawasaki have developed a combined
FI and Carby solution that combines the advantages of each.

Check out the 'new' invention they made.

http://www.khi.co.jp/mcycle/msinfo/gp/findex_e.html?report2

I wouldn't be surprised if some modified form of this appeared
on the new bikes.

If you think FI is better for tuning power out of your bike then
get a Gixxer 1000, they've got 150 HP to make you crap your dacks
every time you twist the throttle. They're fuel injected too..

I actually think that Kawasaki is SMART and doesn't like
injected bikes not that they are being lazy or slack bringing
them to market.

Dan.


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'01 ZX6R Blue
 

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FI is non responsive and lacking any sorta feed back.
keeps the carbs.
And I dont want to spend 300$ for a remap instead of 100$ for a jet kit.


98 6R. TBR slip-on. No poser add-ons.
 

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FI is non responsive and lacking any sorta feed back.
keeps the carbs.
And I dont want to spend 300$ for a remap instead of 100$ for a jet kit.

98 6R. TBR slip-on. No poser add-ons.
I agree, all you need are some jets and shims and you can modify your bike anyway you want. With FI you need new maps which require computers. If you want more than one map you'll need an onboard computer.

Also there aren't many mechanics that can adjust your FI maps for racing purposes - should I say good mechanics!!!

Carbs are the way to go but we will not win this one (unless you keep what you got)
 

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I would like to see Kawasaki stay with non-FI because you guys are right that it is a lot easier to get your bike jetted then mess with the FI and just my two cents but one of my riding buddies got a F4i (which is fuel injected) and he did not like at (throttle response) as much as he like his 99 F4... matter of fact he lost it around a corner one of the first days he had it because it acted completely different around the corners. I AM STAYING WITH MY 2000... I LOVE IT!!
 
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