I hear there is a lot of throttle lag and it needs an new ECU ..........
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I don't know what any of this means but it seems kool.
Drawing on the know-how and technology possessed by the KHI Group, Kawasaki’s supercharged engine delivers high engine output while maintaining a compact design. The key to achieving this incredible performance lies in the engine’s supercharger – a motorcycle-specific unit designed completely in-house with technology from Kawasaki’s Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company and Corporate Technology Division.
One of the greatest benefits of designing the supercharger in-house and tailoring its design to match the engine’s characteristics was that engineers were able to achieve high-efficiency operation over a wide range of conditions – something that would not have been possible by simply dropping in or trying to adapt an aftermarket automotive supercharger.
The importance of high efficiency in a supercharger is that, as the air is compressed, power-robbing heat gain is minimal. And while many superchargers are able to offer high-efficiency operation in a very limited range of conditions, Kawasaki’s supercharger offers high efficiency over a wide range of pressure ratios and flow rates – meaning over a wide range of engine speeds and vehicle speeds. This wide range of efficient operation (similar to having a wide power band) easily translates to strong acceleration. The supercharger’s high efficiency and minimal heat gain also meant that an intercooler was unnecessary, greatly saving weight and space, and enabling the engine’s compact design.
Now... bring me that horizon.
what i've heard is that this is a 1000. The next series is S and will be 600cc.
Tofino is too far for me - I'm only allowed a 200km radius otherwise my ankle bracelet shoots a zillion volts through me and nobody likes the smell of burning Sidi boots.
Port Renfrew and we have a deal. I'll ride with one hand only and you pick which gear I can use - 3rd or 4th. Oh, and tell me how you like your coffee and I'll have it ready for you when you get there.
Tofino too far? you do realize its within the boundaries of Vancouver Island.. How do you even live with yourself
(tongue firmly planted on cheek).
boy you really know how to confuse a main-lander. if it makes you feel any better i did hop a ferry twice over the weekend. But we rode south
Bring back the 750 I say. A 750 supercharged would make sense. I'm not so sure how another 1000cc supercharged bike makes sense in the lineup. A 200hp naked?
DON'T STUFF THE CAGERS!
Well speaking of middle weights, i'm hoping Aprilia does a 660 Tuono on the new platform. That would be a bike that would really interest me.