Weight saving gone too far...meet Shervin

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3y ago

Kawasaki's original ZX-10R Ninja cost them tens of millions to develop back in 2004. It was one of the lightest and most powerful litre sportsbikes of the era and the first with a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (180 horsepower and 180kg)

Even so, a young owner on the Kawasaki Ninja internet forum decided he could improve on things...

Shervin Rezaiy was obsessed with weight saving. It started with innocent enough modifications to things like number plates and exhausts. Shervin would meticulously weigh every part before and after, noting every single gram of weight saved.

Shervin was always keen to note every gram of weight saved

Shervin was always keen to note every gram of weight saved

After creating his own exhaust pipe, it was clear to members of the Ninja forum that Shervin wasn't what you'd call an expert engineer.

Then things took a turn for the worse...

Holes in the original fairings.

Holes in the original fairings.

Shervin was keen to modify the ram air system on his Ninja by creating additional air scoops on the fairings. It didn't take long for people to realise something wasn't quite right.

Here's when things really went a bit nuts.

Oh dear God no...

Oh dear God no...

Yes, that's a massive hole in the frame.


Shervin cut this to allow more air to enter the newly enlarged airbox. Naturally, the Ninja forum members tried to explain the fundamental safety issues inherent with cutting a huge damn hole in the frame of your motorcycle.

We're not sure how the story ended as Shervin was banned after an (understandable) online shit storm occurred.

We assume the thing must've snapped in half at some point.

You can read the entire car crash of a thread here

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Comments (17)

  • You want to save weight, get that moron off any bike.

      3 years ago
  • Very difficult to lighten race bikes efficiently, something I wouldn't really know how to do properly. However, I've owned only one Kawasaki Ninja and here she is. I didn't own it long mind you, was pretty to look at but like riding a bucking bronco and truthfully of all the bikes I've ridden off the track & on, this one scared me and I think secretly wanted to kill me. 🤔👊🏁

      3 years ago
  • This guy better not be allowed near a toolbox again, only a hammer to his head will fix it.

      2 years ago
  • Wanna loose weight on your bike get on a dieet and loose some weight 😉😎

      3 years ago
  • You can't fix stupid....

      1 year ago