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Engine differences....

If you look at different Versys articles on the net you find they quote different HP and torque numbers. My 08 is supposed to put out ~59HP while the recent reviews I have read on the new Versys quote 64HP. Have they tweaked the engine to get more HP?
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My 2011 is way faster than some slow 59hp version.

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My 2011 is way faster than some slow 59hp version.
Good thing you are so far away otherwise I would have you backup this statement
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Maybe Canadian Horses are bigger and you don't need as many to get the same power?

I know long LONG ago any power that was printed on a bike was referred to as Pony Power, we guessed they were using Shetland Ponys for their standard.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Could this simply be because motorcycle journalist are mesuring at the wheel (with a dyno for instance) VS manufacturer mesure at the shaft of the engine !?!


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Different bikes, different dynos, different days, different conditions = different results.

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Hp is irrelevant as my orange 08 V ( whoops 07 now) are faster anyway
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I think there's some ponies that get lost in translation between gross horsepower (at the shaft) and net horsepower (at the pringle on the ground).
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Red is the fastest. I dont need to go over 119 mph anyway and the little red chick bike does that. It will get you a 43mph in a 30mph ticket.
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Different bikes, different dynos, different days, different conditions = different results.
+1

A lot of the online sources appear to redigest the same thing verbatum so if something's incorrect it could be reported as fact from several sources. I always find the estimated or mentioned top speeds interesting as they seem to vary.

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my bike after pc5 with 2 dynotunes only gave me 59.7bhp on the rear wheel. Yeah wat a lousy result. But at least i gets some bragging points to rave about, it doesnt matter even if you leave me in dust and smokes, lol.

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In 2010 they changed intake changing HP from 59HP to 64HP.

You can feel the difference!





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In 2010 they changed intake changing HP from 59HP to 64HP.

You can feel the difference!
Do you know what has changed. Thanks
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MTS is only kidding, which is why he winked.
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ha ha, two many little faces, confusing. Thanks
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Bad !

Some little changes in 2010 but not HP!





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