Last Saturday I went for new air filters and a new (injection) mapping. I was planning to get that done anyway, but then I decided to update my blade with two K&N filters also. Slightly more performance and little to no more maintenance needed in the future regarding that area. (And honestly, while the filters are much more accessible then at my previous bike. It's still not the most fun part to clean.) After approx. 2 hours they finished tuning and she took one more run on the Dynojet. A total of 165 bhp on the rear wheel and (the most valuable part) a much faster throttle response and better power outtake.
It was costly for something that seems minor, but as soon as I drove off and noticed the difference it was all worth it!
Yesterday I took my new bike for a spin on a Dynojet. I did this for a number of reasons, since I didn't bought the bike from a dealer I didn't know for sure if the bike was in perfect shape, and also I wanted to know how much *real* BHP it has, since the bike is slightly tuned (Power commander and Termignoni exhaust), which is definitely not stock.
The score was excellent, according to the readout my blade has 161BHP on the wheel (which is proximately 10% less then on the crankshaft, which is mostly used to indicate the power) and performs really nice, the graph shows a near linear output of power, no dips anywhere along the way which is simply near ideal. However there is some misconfiguration between 4k-6k rpm, the fuel maps are not rich enough, which is something that needs correcting! So I'll make an appointment for a followup meeting with the tune company to create a custom map for my bike.
Ever since Honda announced the 2007 1000rr model, better known as the "Fireblade", I fell in love with it. The black color set, the black suspension, the seat pipe exhaust, the aggressive looks and the power makes it a perfect bike. I recently had the possibilities to buy one and after searching for the right bike for about a year, I finally found it. Or, rather: found her!