Originally posted by Jayson:
[QB]how much hp does a stock one of these bikes have
I have a '88 UK model 750J. When I bought it, it had Yoshi Duplex down pipes, carbon race can, standard carbs, and a K & N air filter. I took it to a very good race shop called Hobbsport in Yorkshire, having fitted a Factory Pro carb kit myself. They took about 3-4 hours to set it up on the dyno and eventually it was making 103bhp at the back wheel. They said at the time, it was one of the sweetest Slingshot engines they had worked on. Since then I have gone down 1 tooth on the front sprocket. Last year at an RAF airfield track day, a Fireblade owner came up to me and said that on the straight he couldn't gain on me, though don't know what model he was on at the time. I would suggest that the chap above who is only chucking out 92 - 94 bhp has some problems, after all the mods he has done.
PS Have you ever picked up a standard exhaust system for this bike. It weighs a ton, ditch it for a 4 - 1 and literally feel the difference.