As for the magazine print............All there times are corrected. Meaning, manipulated, altered and not necessarily true.
For example, the magazines claim the newer ZX6E's will make a pass of 11.3's "bone stock"........NOT! The numbers are INFLATED, PERIOD! Our rider, Joe Silva, has been dragracing since 1983, everything. He and his wife Cathy are masterful with the .400 Pro Tree. Cutting .4's and low .5 lights routinely.
On our modified '94 ZX6E (machine from '94 - '02 is UNCHANGED), a list of mods can be provided, turns 11.3's as it sits w/ time slips to prove. 1/4 mile numbers are mathematically corrected based on "mean sea level", rider weight of 150 and whatever else sounds good. Point of fact, for every 10lbs. of weight is nearly the equivalent to one-tenth (1/10) of a second. Hardly "true" numbers w/ a 460lbs machine, STOCK.
Best thing to do............Go to your local dragstrip and look for your machine and the well-known dragracer and get their "slips" or ask how fast it really is. This is reputable..............Not corrected conjecture.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!
Team No Limit Racing