I’m guessing the block itself is thicker/stronger ...I speculate that may be due to weight reduction and efficiency purposes. But I wonder if they are using the same or stronger materials. But again, it doesn't seem cost-efficient or necessary to push out a product capable of standing up against that amount of horsepower when 99% of the bikes will never be introduced to forced induction.
You heard incorrectly, for the most part. If you want 250hp out of an 08, you're talking 40% more power. Jesus.I have a question are the 08 1000 motors stronger than the 15s? I was told by someone that a 08 can make up to 250hp on motor alone. If this is true I need to sell an step back a few years.
Was he doing 200mph on his cousin's neighbor's Katana 600 at the time? :lmaoI was told by someone that a 08 can make up to 250hp on motor alone.
Correct!! Epoxy the ports for increased velocity!! Hogging the ports just makes a sluggish bike.Reshape the intake port, BUTTT!!! DO NOT MAKE it BIGGER.
Tighten up squish.
Any modern engine producing more horsepower with the same CC's is by more compression and duration. Of course engine drivetrain like rods have to withstand more stretch, hence the shorter stroke longer rod combos now. Better valve train, and with bigger bore less stroke you can fit bigger valves which equals less lift and in turn allow taller pistons for more compression.
Manufacturers are not asleep and can produce factory liter bikes well over 200 hp, but cost is the primary deterent.
There was a crank issue with with the K9's. Not exactly sure what the issue was but there was one with that particular year model. Machine the oil bypass valve for more pressure. Mine idles at 35psi the at 4K rpm up it a litte over 100psi. Never had any type of engine failure with that mode. Did 2 rebuilds and crank journal looked immaculate with hardly any scuff or wear.I heard that the oiling circuit on the 09 was insufficient and would burn up one end of the crank bearings. I have zero proof of that.