I will make that TRE mod sooner rather than later. The U.S.-spec first-generation CBR1000RRs were digitally detuned to satisfy our country's stringent noise standards, causing the power curve to flat-line at 10,500 rpm. Just installing a $64.95 Bazzaz Z-Bomb "timing calibrator' on my '08 model unleashed a remarkable 12 horsepower, and shifted the power peak from 10,700 to 11,500 rpm. Studying the dyno chart from our recent "Class of' comparison, I see the latest CBR peaks at just 150 bhp at 10,600 rpm, then plateaus to the 13,250-rpm redline—reinforcing Matt's seat-of-the-pants feedback and suggesting the same electronic neutering is still in effect. Another dozen-odd horsepower will make this bike much more fun.