Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia (formerly Ireland)
Motorcycle: GSXR 1000 K6 & K8
Re: Reasons for a low dyno reading
Seems like I was slightly mistaken with the dyno results (more like I was given mis-information). On the face of it now the bike doesn’t seem weak as I feared.
Comparing the results below the against my K8 for me shows that the bike is 13hp up on 2 fit & healthy current model stock CBR1000’s & a piped 2005 ZX10R. Seeing as the Akrapovic website dyno has both bikes reading within 3hp of each other stock that’s a good sign. More tellingly it’s 3ft/lb stronger in the midrange than the other literbikes which is a bigger indicator of how fit the motor is & a good indication of compression, parts wear etc. Am positive now with less oil in the sump, a well sealed exhaust, clean injectors, the bike strapped down to the dyno rig & the correct AFR tuned to the bike I would see another 5 or more ponies liberated which would put it into modern litrebike power – happy days
May get a dyno chart readout also – stay tuned. When I get the bike converted back fully to road spec I might take a trip to PTR for another dyno run.
Year Bike - Kilometres - Max Power - ft/lbs
2012 - Kawasaki ZX14R - 15,000 - 184.60 - 109.82
2012 - Kawasaki ZX10R - 6,800 - 174.76 - not avail
2008 - Suzuki GSXR1000 K8 - 9,500 - 168.80 - 77.98
2012 - Hands CBR1000RR - 3,300 - 156.25 - 74.97
2008 - Honda CBR1000 - 88,000 - 155.71 - 74.69
2004 - Kawasaki ZX10R - 57,000 - 152.94 - 75.17
2009 - Kawasaki GTR1400 - 16,000 - 138.60 - 92.34
2001 - Honda CBR929 - 47,500 - 126.94 - 64.12
1998 - Yamaha R1 - 130,000 - 123.53 - 67.59
2012 - Kawasaki ZX6R - 14,048 - 110.73 - 43.53
1998 - Kawasaki ZX7R P3 - 136,000 - 105.58 - not avail
2008 - Honda CBR600RR - 30,900 - 99.40 - 40.65
2008 - BMW F800ST - 30,000 - 85.93 - not avail
1998 - Honda CBR600 F3 - 131,000 - 85.42 - 39.69
From the above chart it shows that higher mileage bikes still make good power as long as they’re taken car of. Also BMW seem to underquote their power figures - just like their cars....
Last edited by King Kenny; 12-04-2012 at 01:58 AM.