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Kawasaki ZX-14 Runs Over 200 mph


A ZX14 prepared by Brocks Performance Products ran 200.92 mph at the ECTA (East Coast Timing Association) speed trials in North Carolina a few weeks ago. There have been quite a few street bikes able to crack the 200 mph mark in recent years but this ZX14 did it without nitrous, without a turbo and without a supercharger. This was no big bore monster, either, in fact, it was very close to stock.



Brock Davidson lists the only modifications as the addition of his Brock’s Performance “Street Megaphone” exhaust system, a custom map for the aftermarket fuel injection box, a re-calibrated speedometer, ceramic wheel bearings and some drag racing suspension tie-down straps.



The bike was piloted by Chad Millholland for the record run.

 

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kamranmarashi said:
My guess is to match the true gps readings...
Brock Davidson lists the only modifications as the addition of his Brock’s Performance “Street Megaphone” exhaust system, a custom map for the aftermarket fuel injection box, a re-calibrated speedometer, ceramic wheel bearings and some drag racing suspension tie-down straps.

They would be tracking the speed via GPS so wths the use of a
re-calibrated speedometer
 

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my guess: it's probably set to defeat the speed-limiter.

a few years ago, the manufacturers made a "gentelmen's agreement" to not exceed 320kph (200mph), so the bikes have been capped at that speed ever since.

IIRC, earlier 'busas have higher top speeds than newer ones because of the limiter.

alex
 
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