Join Date: May 2010
Location: Owensboro, KY (home of the racing Haydens)
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Fuel injection or ECU difference??
I owned a 2009 Versys that would pull the front wheel: easily in first gear, pretty easy in second gear, and moderately willing in third- over a bump or small rise. It was PEPPY....one of the sweetest motors I've had the pleasure of riding over the past 25+ years of street riding and ~50 bikes owned. The above performance was experienced without clutching and on relatively flat ground-- technique and power.
I rode a 2011 Versys. It felt detuned! No way would it pull the front wheel in 2nd/3rd, like my '09. This inquiry isn't about wheelies, but rather power. What changed from 2009 to 2011, to cause the bike to lose the "hit and pull" that it had in the 2009 bikes? Granted I've only ridden one 2011 bike, so I assume that it runs as it was engineered to perform. It (the 2011) ran smoothly and didn't miss...it just didn't have that feeling of raw horsepower.
Anyone know what was changed or why the '11 felt down on power? It's a 2000 mile bike, not ragged out.
On a side note, the first Hayabusas were touted as the fastest, before they were "restricted" to limit topspeed. Has there been a performance restriction engineered into the later model bikes?
Last edited by bwwoodard; 07-26-2014 at 06:22 PM.