Power RSV wins on dyno
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.