Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
Dyno attached. Pretty happy with 11hp over stock with a stock setup.
I must say, the bike sounds so much better with the exhaust servo open. It feels better to ride, not WOW amazing but there's definitely a little more there. The best improvement is the low throttle response and on-off transitions, it's quite a lot smoother although not perfect.
Cruise control is excellent... can't really fault it.
The quick shifter I'm confused about... Full throttle up shifts are fine, no better then stock though. 4 times out of 5 It somehow how deals with slow / low throttle upshifts butter smooth too whereas the OEM one would jerk and was a bit rough, the problem is 1 time out of 5 if jerks making me lose confidence using it for anything other than full throttle shifting, as such there is no gain over the OEM system.
The auto-blip down shifting I just can't figure out... I think you have to have a near neutral throttle, not decelerating too much. It seems to jerk and even surge me forward. I don't think it works the way other systems do, and tries to vary the blip based on shift pressure, engine rpm, and throttle position but seems to get it wrong half the time.... and again meaning I don't really want to use it. That said, I've only tired it punting around town between 1/2/3 gears and not higher speed canyons, track work where it might come into it's own.
Summary... value for money it's worth it for
- 10hp more
- Smoother but not perfect low throttle response and transitions
- Exhaust note more throaty and louder (not significantly however)
- Cruise Control
- Did I mention CRUISE CONTROL
However...save your money on
- QS ...just not worth the extra $500 IMHO