End of last week I got my bike serviced for the first time... All good and mechanic said he was relaly surprised by how cheaply I got the bike he said I should have paid $1000 more than I did and that it was one of the best condition ZZR's he's seen in 10 years! :grin: :grin: :grin: Anyway - having said that he *did* say that he thought the 2 into 1 aftermarket exhaust on the bike was limiting the bikes low-end power a bit and questioned whether or not it impacted my ability to get away cleanly at lights. (He did admit it looks good and sounds awesome)... So intrigued and slightly concerned that my bike isnt the 250cc powerhouse racing machine that it should be (ha!!!) I though I'd test his theory a bit on my way to work this morning. Each set of lights I stopped at I excercised the throttle a little more than usual and pulled away pretty quickly. By the 4th set of lights I was getting into the hang of it and bike was nicely warmed up - I gave a little twist and lo and behold the front wheel lifted, very briefly, off the ground. :grin:. I should point out at this stage that I'm quite convinced theres a lot more throttle twisting that *could* be done if I had the stones for it - so I dont believe I'm anywhere near the bikes limit! So a question then: If I can qutie easily wheelie away at the lights - can the bike be considered to be starved of power? Whats the point in more power - faster more intense wheelies? Perhaps Mr Mechanic has his judgement clouded by comparison with his 1200cc bike? Any thoughts?