Monday, December 15, 2008

Mad Kaw: Turbo ZX-10R from Japan


Isao Yoshioka's turbocharged, 230bhp, 2004-model Kawasaki ZX-10R...

Sometimes, it’s a bit hard to believe the stock Kawasaki ZX-10R isn’t actually wild enough for some people. Take, for example, Isao Yoshioka san, who’s sent us this picture of his ZX-10R Ninja, which is loaded with aftermarket parts – MTC pistons, Crower rods, Muzzy clutch, T3 turbocharger, SARD wastegate and a handmade exhaust system. Also, the wheels have been changed to lightweight forged alloy Marchesini units, and the brakes are special BRR units.

Yoshioka san reckons that Kawasaki engine is making around 230 horsepower, and since he’s not satisfied with that (of course he isn’t, who would?), he plans to run more boost, add NOS, change the cams and use a longer, handmade swingarm.

Yoshioka says he likes Faster and Faster and that he finds Japanese motorcycle websites uninteresting. He also says he wants to go to the US because he likes drag racing and custom bike shows. Ah, well, we wish you all the best, Isao! And if we ever come down to Japan, can we take that ZX-10R of yours for a spin…?

Also see:
John Hopkins MotoGP-replica ZX-10R...
From Japan: The coolest, maddest, wildest scooter ever...
Yacouba Galle's Brutale-based Bestiale...
The world's first supercharged KTM RC8...
Bimota unleash the DB7 Oronero...
Hydrogen-petrol hybrid Kawasaki ZX-10R...
200bhp, NOS'd Suzuki B-King. We want one!!!
Ducati 1198S' DTC system: Now you can also be a riding God...
Women love big, noisy engines...
Team Nescafe Can replica Yamaha YZF750SP

Elsewhere today:
First ride: 2009 Bimota DB7...


Old school cool: Graeme Crosby talks about his Kawasakis here

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