2000 kawasaki zx-9r
2000 kawasaki zx-9r
More photos Kawasaki ZX-9R

Minor corrections 2000

Date:June 1, 2023, 12:40 am
Name, Location:e1_ZX-9r Blackfoot, Idaho
Vehicle:Kawasaki ZX-9R
Modification:UEGO tuned carburetors (AEM), SuperTrapp Exhaust, K&N air filter, Keihin jets, 50-state California EVAP models
General comments:Most of the corrections could be summed up by comparing to "ZX-9R 0 - 60 MPH, 1/4 mile, & specifications" aka URL:

The 1994 - 1997 B1 - B4 had 20L fuel tanks, while the C, E, & F had 19L. The ZX-9R was an evolving motorcycle not only in the race for top honors in its class, but also against what would be constantly changing fuels it would be exposed to and warranted to perform on. And when you dig into the results of what Kawasaki's engineers developed, you'll find that at the pinnacle of the ZX-9R evolution was the 50-state or California model ZX-9Rs.

Not covered here, nor any discussion about the rapidly changing oxygenated fuels of the 1990s and early 2000s, the 50-state RAM Air air box carbureted ZX-9R was the tip of the spear, at the forefront of evolving technology. It was one of the models that Kawasaki introduced their K-TRIC (Throttle Position Sensor) on and wrote: "to reduce emissions and provide better throttle response, fuel economy, and more power for California models." All ZX-9Rs from 1998 on and later Kawasakis benefited from the K-TRIC technology.

The RAM Air ZX-9R was without a doubt one of the most technologically advanced carbureted motorcycles on Earth. It was designed to perform best on and proved that OEM models performed best on retail oxygenated gasoline blends. And because it was RAM Air equipped, it wasn't until 1995 when Sport Rider Magazine forced air into a 1995 model's intake scoop while it was strapped to a dynanometer that anyone fully realized how inaccurate ambient-air dynos were as a tool for measuring RAM Air air box equipped motorcycles. https://www.zx-9r.net/viewtopic.php?t=71511

To evaluate the ZX-9R without considering how fuels differed throughout the global markets where it was sold, is to not fully appreciate what a remarkable machine and engineering feat it was.

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