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Old 07-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #211
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SV650SFA - Yes it has more then enough power for me. Even two up on the freeway up a steep hill, I have never felt the need for more. Every time I have need more power, this bike has given it to me and showed no signs that it was running out any time soon :)
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #212
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SV650SFA - Yes it has more then enough power for me. Even two up on the freeway up a steep hill, I have never felt the need for more. Every time I have need more power, this bike has given it to me and showed no signs that it was running out any time soon :)
SV650n, only once did I ever think a little more would be nice. I15, in Idaho. Speed limit is 75, everyone is doing 90. I'm doing an indicated 100 and it seemed at that point, acceleration seemed a little down. That one time I got to thinking something larger might be nice.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #213
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SV650n, only once did I ever think a little more would be nice. I15, in Idaho. Speed limit is 75, everyone is doing 90. I'm doing an indicated 100 and it seemed at that point, acceleration seemed a little down. That one time I got to thinking something larger might be nice.
The only time I've ever thought, "Hey, that fucker is accelerating faster than me!" is when some squid came up next to me on an R1 and then proceeded to take off. The 12 year old running laps inside my head said "Hey fucker, CATCH HIM!" and the responsible, 28 year old software engineer that controls the 12 year old LoneTraveler said "You ninny, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT."

That was a split second, of course.

LoneTraveler screwed with this post 07-27-2012 at 08:39 PM Reason: Fixed poor spelling.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:58 PM   #214
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Just picked this up Tuesday

108bhp at 9,200rpm and 97Nm (72lb.ft) at 6,200rpm,

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:56 AM   #215
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Last time on the Dyno, my ZX11 gave us 181 RWHP.
Fun, but about as useful as having a 20" cock!
Anybody want to buy it?
The bike that is. If someone out there is desirous of a 20" schlanger, you'll need to contact someone other than me.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:38 AM   #216
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The only time I've ever thought, "Hey, that fucker is accelerating faster than me!" is when some squid came up next to me on an R1 and then proceeded to take off. The 12 year old running laps inside my head said "Hey fucker, CATCH HIM!" and the responsible, 28 year old software engineer that controls the 12 year old LoneTraveler said "You ninny, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT."

That was a split second, of course.
I'm the same way. Cept I have a modded cbr954rr. Nothing is worse than realizing you just have NOTHING for someone on a straight away. Granted there are no trophies for a track day, but well, damn it. I'm competitive. I don't like having to pass the same guy on the second or third turn after every straight section cause he has that shiny new s1000rr. :( Seriously, that bike just f'ing goes. pisses me off. Somewhere around 160ish with my fat self on my bike against that thing, it's like a fat guy on a scooter. I want to help push my bike. :(

Or were we talking on the street?
(See the same issue, but ermm, I'd never exceed a posted speed limit)
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:17 AM   #217
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And you have to remember guys, those numbers the factories advertise are Fantasy Island. If they say 125HP, figure around 100HP.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #218
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And you have to remember guys, those numbers the factories advertise are Fantasy Island. If they say 125HP, figure around 100HP.
Quit ruining our fantasies!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:53 AM   #219
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108bhp at 9,200rpm and 97Nm (72lb.ft) at 6,200rpm,

Nice. My last bike was a 955i Sprint RS; 118hp, similar torque and a torque curve that was more of a pancake from 3,000 rpm. Don't think I ever managed to pin the throttle
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #220
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As booni booni said, decent low rpm grunt with high rpm power makes a good daily rider. Too have it all top or all bottom makes a less versatile ride. I think a good example is the 600's we are discussing, sure they are fast but to move a heavy bike you would need a whole lot of gears, compared to I think it was the first big V twin yamaha that had a red line somewhere around 4700. Moved the load great, but wasnt fast by any means.


I've never seen a short stroke tuned for real low end power
Honda CBF1000? Reworked '06 Fireblade motor with 61lb/ft at 3,000 rpm, 72lb/ft at 6,500rpm...
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #221
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Ducati Streetfighter 1098. 155 hp at the crank, around 140 to the ground, flat torque curve from 4K to redline of around 80 ft-lbs. Weighs about 400 lbs now after some weight reduction mods. That figures to 2.8 lbs/hp.

After an ECU reflash and a gearing change, it's able to deal with normal suburban traffic, but it really prefers open roads. Power is more than enough for anything I want to do, and without having to scream it like a triple or an I-4.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #222
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990 adv, 90 something hp, weigh's just on 200 kg, i am thinking of getting the 690, less power but lot lighter, more fun i reckon!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #223
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DR650: enough power to get me into trouble, I don't wish for more despite its weight because too much power would mean too much fast on too heavy a bike on too hard a trail.

SV1000C: "HOLY SHIT!" is what I say whenever I hop on it after not riding/ riding the DR for a while. Doesn't need more fast. Don't need more Pima County and City of Tucson performance awards either
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #224
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Honda CBF1000? Reworked '06 Fireblade motor with 61lb/ft at 3,000 rpm, 72lb/ft at 6,500rpm...
I bought a 2009 new old stock CBF1000A a year ago.
They took an RR motor (04 I think) and knocked about 70 some odd hp off it.
You would think it would be a dog....far from it...lovely torque everywhere.
Really no need to rev over 6500 ...just short shift and ride a big wave of torque.
If you want it to really go shift her at 8500...drops off after that to redline.
A real sleeper...and as easy as a bicycle to ride.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #225
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Kawi says 32 HP...

Lol...

Bench Racing numbers.

I bet if I rolled that chubby pug onto a dyno, the real rear whel power would more than likely be 25-27 HP ish.

But, it's perfect for the mpg, frame, brakes etc. I see it as the same thought of a Jeep Wrangler. Just enough HP to get the job one. Dudes spending 7-10k dropping in a giant hemi V8. Ummm okay. It's your ride, have fun!
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