this is the funniest thing ive EVER heard in my life. 87 octane is crap. hell, most bikes cant even run 87, especially all litre bikes 03+.Yes, 87 octane makes more HP...it has a lower detonation rate then higher octane fuels. If your bike is not pinging on 87 octane fuel, then thats what you need to be running in it...You can see all the mods on my bike in my auto sig and I run 87 in mine with no pinging...Thats what I had in the bike when I had it tuned....
Funny, I have a 01 and a 04 Gixxer 1000 both are modded and my 04 has CAMS. I have always ran 87 octane in it and NEVER had a Problem....Your wasting your money on race gas unless your actually racing....funny when people talk about something that they know nothing about....this is the funniest thing ive EVER heard in my life. 87 octane is crap. hell, most bikes cant even run 87, especially all litre bikes 03+.
i put race gas in my r1, 110 leaded. i gained 5 mph in the traps on the 1/4 mile.
87 octane is shit. dont run it EVER. if your bike is messing up on race gas(why would it be messing up on race gas? fouled plugs?) then stick with 93. but again, maybe your bike just sucks or something. losing 11hp with racegas? gimme a break. next time i go to the track, ill buy some and take it home with me. ill dyno and post results.