I think he just meant the powerband. The Ninja 1000 has power almost everywhere. Our bike doesn't start flapping its d*ck around until about 7k, then it's super violent acceleration. Our bike has a very supersport style powerband, the Ninja 1000 is much sport tourer. If you've ever ridden a CB1000R you'd know what I was talking about. That thing is so user friendly and smooth it's digusting. You can go flat out in any gear and it pulls the same from wherever you start. It's sickening smooth, I hated it.
The snatchy throttle is completely different, that just meants you can't really ride at a normal pace, especially in the lower revs. If you ride a bike that has this issue it'll look like you're on a bucking horse even when you're just trying to be as smooth as possible.
Yes our bikes definitely follow a more 600cc supersport powerband.
One of my favorite dynos on this bike is putting it against the K5
There the K5 has that more linear power delivery similar to other liter sport bikes. The Ninja 1000 is no exception, just like about any other liter+ sport bike you look at, even the Hyabusa and ZX-14R.
The reason they are smooth is because as they increase in RPM there are no sudden increases in torque, it's a nice smooth sloping gradient that holds it form before slowly dropping off near the top of the powerband.
If you remember when I was describing it earlier, horsepower is basically a function of torque and RPM... so long as you keep the RPM increasing smoothly and the torque the engine produces is pretty steady throughout the rev range then that will translate to a smooth, linear increase in HP felt by the rider.
Problem is our bikes have those two strange dips in torque that result in those two areas that have violent acceleration. It's interesting how different the character of an actual K5 is vs the derivative in our bikes. If that is all purely because of emissions I don't know. If it is, my bike seems to be devoid of the throttle problems and I will probably end up taking it to a dyno to see how it looks. I might do that pretty soon in fact. Maybe a good ECU reflash will make the engine behave similarly to the K5?
I admit I haven't taken it must past 7k since I'm trying to keep her under 5700 RPM so everything mates properly but I am definitely curious to experience that 8k surge now.
Here is another interesting dyno comparing the GSX-S vs a Ninja 1000