Sweet! I guess 93 HP....
Dunno. Short of buying and fitting a Power Commander which is compatible with the Akrapovic I don't know.Any "Tunes" to be made?
Indeed and this is one of the reasons why I bought into the Vstrom category - to ride bikes that aren't stressed, comfortable and cater for my ever-changing riding style as I get older.Not bad! That motor isn't really made to make big HP numbers. Flywheel is a manhole cover.
Considering it's based off the TL1000R engine, I'd say 125 or even 135 is easily obtainable. I used to have a 2006 SV1000s that was tuned and with exhaust. It was incredibly powerful for its time and class. But the SV's redlined at like 11k RPM, if I recall correctly.I think there is a HP limit in place and the trade is in the reliability of the components. We know this lump will make 125 all day long. Built as under-stressed, its performance is measured in years of service.
Know what you mean. I tell my KTM1290 friends "it's not fast, but it is fast enough". That really confounds them, b/c 99.9% of the time, where we ride, having 145 hp vs. 106 makes no difference, and might even get you killed by forgetting you are not on a track.Interesting stuff , I find the 1050 great for my use engine wise , does commute well , tours well and fun to ride with good mpg / tank range
Plenty fast enough for me