Faster Than Speed Itself: ZX-10R

POSTED: 31/01/2022

Faster than Speed itself...

We had a very exciting project in our Laguna Performance Centre workshop recently. A Kawasaki ZX-10R was undergoing various changes to make it set for the race track, ready for winning. The upgrades increased performance and bike protection, making it the ideal companion for taking on the competition and heading out onto those bends. 

- If you need assistance with "trackifying" your motorcycle, just give us a call on 01233 665520 -

Scroll down for more information on the bike, parts and project...

The calm before the storm...

Before setting off we needed to order a huge stack of parts and prepare the bike for undergoing serious workshop work. We purchased various products from brands such as Akrapovic, R&G, Gilles and Pirelli. 

If you need assistance on parts, contact us directly on 01233 665520 or use the button below.

Akrapovic Carbon Racing Exhaust

This beautiful Carbon look exhaust adds power and torque to your overall force. Perfect for throttle response, durability and engine mapping. Racing engineering built for motorcycle racers.

Full Track Body Fairing

Increasing the aerodynamics of this machine to the max and reducing weight wherever possible, track fairing aids the performance of your motorcycle completely.

R&G Protective Wear

Protect your bike from crashing damage whilst keeping added weight to a minimum and keeping interferance to a minimum, R&G offer a fantastic range of products.

Max Friction Tank Grips

When racing or leaning on your motorcycle, you sometimes encounter slight slippage of grip. Tank Grips offer superb friction, keeping you and your machine in sync throughout the whole race.

Pro Radiator Protection Guard

Protect your bike from track debris and causing unneccesary damage. Don't allow your radiator to be damaged at high speeds, instead add a line of defence with a premium quality radiator guard.

Max Protection Exhaust Guard

Don't get caught off guard when you're focused on winning. Exhaust Guards offer great protection against track strain or wellbeing issues.

Gilles Adjustable Rearsets

Adjust your footpegs and foot controls for better rider comfort and improved ground clearance - these additions are durable and brilliant at fitting to the rider desired position.

New Set of Race Tyres

Worn tyres can often provide less traction and performance in turns around the track. It's vital to change your tyres whenever possible but make sure they're warm if you're already on the track!

Raising the bar, the dyno bar...

Increasing the performance of this motorcycle was crucial, adding overall torque and horsepower whilst reducing weight & refining aerodynamics. Adding the Akrapovic exhaust alone added 12.1kW of power and 14.2Nm of torque whilst reducing weight by 3.9kg.

*These are estimates and for visual purposes only, for accurate results please dyno test.

Estimate Improvement Results

Making various improvements will add HP and torque to your motorcycle. Adding the right compound tyres can add as much as 8hp to your overall results.

The diamond has now been cut...

We now conclude our project and the Kawasaki ZX-10R is now ready for the track. It has undergone testing and preparations in order to be fit for use of the customer.

If you need assistance on parts, contact us directly on 01233 665520 or use the button below.

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