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How do sport bike rev limiters work?

Hitting the rev limiter in my car (and my ninja 250 actually) is a fairly unpleasant experience as I believe the car simply cuts the ignition which results in the car temporarily losing power and then immediately engine braking. These two fight back and forth and it's a very jerky sensation to say the least (google says it can even lock the wheels under certain circumstances)

i assume sport bike rev limiters don't work the same way since this would could instigate a crash. so how do they work? just a soft limiter where power isn't cut but the bike wont rev any higher?
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Re: How do sport bike rev limiters work?

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anyone know how a rev limiter works?
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Hitting the rev limiter in my car (and my ninja 250 actually) is a fairly unpleasant experience as I believe the car simply cuts the ignition which results in the car temporarily losing power and then immediately engine braking. These two fight back and forth and it's a very jerky sensation to say the least (google says it can even lock the wheels under certain circumstances)

i assume sport bike rev limiters don't work the same way since this would could instigate a crash. so how do they work? just a soft limiter where power isn't cut but the bike wont rev any higher?
They do cut the power, but only for a fraction of a second at a time so the needle just bounces back and forward off the limiter and your speed stays constant.

That said, if you buy a sports bike you are unlikely to be on the rev limit very often, my GSXR hits the limit at around 96mph in 1st gear!
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That said, if you buy a sports bike you are unlikely to be on the rev limit very often, my GSXR hits the limit at around 96mph in 1st gear!
Exactly, if you're hitting the limiter on the street, you're wrong
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Re: How do sport bike rev limiters work?

Yes. Peak power and torque is almost always before the limiter. No need to hit the limiter unless you just wanna be a dick. And it's as equally uncomfortable for all of us. In fact, it should be.
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Re: How do sport bike rev limiters work?

What is this limiter you speak of?
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Re: How do sport bike rev limiters work?

Some cut fuel, some cut spark, some do a combination
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Spark? That makes for one big loud boom when it kicks back in.
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