Power RSV wins on dyno

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

En­gine per­for­mance was mea­sured us­ing MCNÕS reg­u­lar Dyno­jet 250i rolling road at BSD in Peter­bor­ough.the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RF topped the tower of power, belt­ing out an im­pres­sive 192.64bhp peak at 13,000rpm. A re­worked ECU has also al­lowed the 2017 RSV4 to rev on for an ex­tra 300rpm for greater flex­i­bil­ity on track.

The Pani­gale, with its su­per­square 1285cc L-twin, is per­verse in its lev­els of power and torque, mak­ing a whop­ping 191.95bhp at its 10,500rpm peak and a ridicu­lous 99.17ftlb of torque at 8750rpm. Itõs this eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble torque that makes the Pani so rapid on road and track. The S1000RR, too, makes mind-melt­ing power and torque at re­ally ac­ces­si­ble points in the rev range; at just 8000rpm itõs kick­ing out 115bhp and 77ftlb of torque Ð sec­ond only to the Du­cati.

Suzuki claimed the new GSX-R1000 would be shov­ing out 199bhp, so for it to only yield 184.93bhp on our dyno came as some­thing of a dis­ap­point­ment. That said, the big Vvt-equipped Suzuki boasts a won­der­fully smooth power curve and also a flat torque curve. And while there is slight ev­i­dence of a tim­ing change around 9000rpm, thereõs no de­fin­i­tive step as youõd see from a VTEC Honda.

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