better brakes

Randy Grein randygrein at
Fri Sep 26 05:30:12 PDT 2008

Eh, that's cause they WOULD have 40 hp on you there. (grin)

This is the classic story about engine type and understanding power  
delivery. The SV has a broad powerband making usable racing power from  
just under 8 grand to redline. The curve is pretty darn flat (I've had  
engines that were within 1 hp of peak power from 8-10 grand) but  
nearly all of them sign off a bit early. You're actually better off  
short-shifting and using the torque. I've never been to miller but at  
Willow it was something like 3 down, 3 up the entire track.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Sep 26, 2008, at 12:36 AM, zoran wrote:

> it is actually other way around.
> you can get away with lower rpm's on sv but not on gsxr1k.
> try racing gsxr1k and let it drop to 4k rpm's and you will be left  
> in dust :)
> since I race gsxr1k I let you on little have to use 1st  
> gear on this bike in half turns at sears and all most all in Vegas.
> try 2nd gear in those corners and you will think everybody has 40+hp  
> on you :)
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> 775-786-4881
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jo Rhett" <jorhett at 
> >
>> I'm actually curious about that.  The more I learn to ride the SVs  
>> the more I learn just how tragically short the power band is on  
>> these  things. Miller full track was 30-something shifts per lap,  
>> no  kidding.  Getting on the GSXR1000 and finding that 4k rpm was  
>> as good  as 10k on the SV made me seriously jealous.  Shift?  Ah,  
>> why bother.

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