That does not compute. You do NOT get more power by using regular instead of premium.
i wouldnt make such a statement without being able to back it up with the relevant science. not if you're going to try to contradict someone.
so here's the dummed down version of the science:
to prevent pre-ignition, premium gas was made kind of "less combustible" in order to allow high compression engines to burn it when the spark happens as opposed to some random moment when the piston comes up and creates enough pressure in the combustion chamber from compression.
an engine that does not compress sufficiently will not cause the premium gas to burn completely (sometimes leaving carbon deposits), and will not be able to extract all the energy from it due to incomplete combustion. the end result is that you get less power out of the super than from the regular on a low-comp engine, and you pollute more.
so yes, you do get more power by using regular instead of premium.
if you believe the opposite you fell victim to the marketing hype and you're harming your bike, your wallet and the environment.
if an engine designed to run on regular pings, you're either in too high a gear going uphill, or there's soemthing mechanically wrong with the engine (sparkplug insulator design? heat-range?). what you need in that case, is to fix the problem, not to up the octane.
(it could also be that running super in it caused hotspots in the combustion chamber due to carbon deposits. running a fine water mist through the intake can clean that up (DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING. water expands a lot when it hits the hot cylinder and you can blow an engine real fast by using too much)
please note that a little bit of pinging once in a while under heavy load is NOT harmful to the engine, but you should downshift. continued pinging is harmful and should be addressed.