2800km in 10 days in the Pyrenees

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2800km in 10 days in the Pyrenees

Post by biosed » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:47 pm


Just back form a 10 day trip to the Pyrenees, in both France and Spain.

I was with 4 friends with the following bikes:
18 Kawasaki H2 SX SE - TUNED ~215 whp
15 Kawasaki ZZR1400 - TUNED ~211 whp (I think this has a different name in USA)
13 Kawasaki Z1000 SX
17 BMW s1000XR
16 BMW s1000R - TUNED ~170 whp
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The roads were amazing, I can give routes if anyone is interested. We were doing 350 to 600 KM per day and took ~3 days off.

Just past the 10.000 KM mark on the bike.

The bike was faultless, my only reservations were brakes and power down low, which I have discussed elsewhere on these forums.
Fuel economy was not great, about on par with the s1000R.

On the really tight hairpin to hairpin stuff I was scraping toes unless I was really on my toes, which doesn't seem comfy on this bike.

The back brake came into its own, was very handy for strong application in very tight hairpins. The bike was in a tuned F mode and KTRC level 2. Had a brand new rear s21 and a front with maybe 600 KMs more (some of which were at the Isle of Man TT so hard driving), both tyres are now at or past wear bars. The KTRC light was coming on occasionally when powering out of hairpins when ascending.

Comparisons:

Kawasaki ZZR1400:
  • Power: Almost identical, from roll in most gears to redline, maybe without luggage H2 might be a little quicker
  • Brakes: H2 far superior
  • Technical/Tight turns: H2 better
Kawasaki Z1000 SX:
  • Power: H2 far superior
  • Brakes: Similar
  • Technical/Tight turns: Z1000 SX better
BMW s1000XR:
  • Power: H2 better
  • Brakes: s1000XR better
  • Technical/Tight turns: s1000XR far superior
BMW s1000R:
  • Power: Similar[/b]
  • Brakes: s1000R far superior (it has a Brembo RCS 18)
  • Technical/Tight turns: Similar
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Re: 2800km in 10 days in the Pyrenees

Post by cOoTeR » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:06 am


By power do you mean acceleration? Did you ride the other bikes or just compared by riding with others? I'm surprised the BMW s1000xr handled better than the s1000r.

The zzr is a zx14r in the US and the 1000 SX is the ninja 1000 in the US.
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Re: 2800km in 10 days in the Pyrenees

Post by biosed » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:43 am


cOoTeR wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:06 am
By power do you mean acceleration? Did you ride the other bikes or just compared by riding with others? I'm surprised the BMW s1000xr handled better than the s1000r.

The zzr is a zx14r in the US and the 1000 SX is the ninja 1000 in the US.
Yeah, acceleration. I drove all but the ZZR1400 so a direct comparison.

The XR seems to have bigger bars and is taller, made the twisties easy.
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Re: 2800km in 10 days in the Pyrenees

Post by cOoTeR » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:02 pm


biosed wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:43 am
cOoTeR wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:06 am
By power do you mean acceleration? Did you ride the other bikes or just compared by riding with others? I'm surprised the BMW s1000xr handled better than the s1000r.

The zzr is a zx14r in the US and the 1000 SX is the ninja 1000 in the US.
Yeah, acceleration. I drove all but the ZZR1400 so a direct comparison.

The XR seems to have bigger bars and is taller, made the twisties easy.
I was thinking s1000rr my bad.
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Stock with airfilter 164whp 84ft.lbs
De-restricted + tuned 213whp 97ft.lbs
Full vandemon exhaust with tune 221whp 99ft.lbs
On Race Fuel 233whp 103ft.lbs

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