Thanks for the input! I was under the impression that the Versys and 650R motor were exactly the same, but with a slightly different tune in that the Versys makes more power down low where as the 650r needs to be revved out. Either way, I'm sure a tune/power commander would make them identical. Also, coming from a thumper...it's all about the down low torque!
Also, the versys forums seem refined and focused more on the bike, where as the 650R was more of a sportbike in general forum (with a 650R section) with more about wheelies and knee down than the bike itself.
EDIT: Looks like the 650R has different cams as well. From wiki: "The Versys's 650 cc liquid cooled, four-stroke parallel-twin engine has been retuned for more bottom-end and mid-range torque. This is achieved with different camshafts and fuel injection mapping. These changes cause peak torque to occur at a lower engine speed and provide better throttle response in the 3000 to 6000 rpm range. In addition a balance tube has been added between the exhaust headers to smooth out power delivery. Power is 59.4 hp @ 8,400 rpm, compared with the Ninja's 65.7 hp @ 8,400 rpm. Torque is 42 ft·lb, compared with the Ninja's 45.5 ft·lb"
In a bike as light as mine I don't need the top end power because 120mph on a dirtbike is more than enough.
Yes I am aware of the nickle and diming of a swap project. Ideally I'd get a parts bike but I just need to wait to find one and I'm having trouble searching and turning up anything. What was wrong with the one you got for your project? The bike looks complete.
P.s. I posted up in the technical forum and someone mentioned you might have some engine measurement info. That way I can see if this motor will even squeeze in my frame.
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