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post #18 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jdrocks View Post
the curves are similar, with the sportbike motor producing 10-14% more, depending on who you believe. i have experience with the OEM Versys motor also, and the cop motor pulls harder all the way to redline at 11,500. the motor is tuned perfectly for 80 indicated cruise at 6k, and can significantly lighten the front end with roll-on throttle all the way to overdrive for off-pavement use.
Of course sprocket choice makes a huge difference as well. My DRZ400S could only do 65, but it sure could get there in a hurry. Of course I never much went over 45 and most riding was at 30 or less.

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