I come from a background in old school sport bikes. I last serious ride was a 2002 CBR1100XX I bought in 2007 and owned for four years or so. More recently I’ve been into turbo cars. I had a 2009 Lancer Ralliart and now a 2018 Focus ST. Both of those cars were moderately modified and definitely tuned. I’ve been riding off and on for 20+ years and last Friday traded a 2005 SV650S towards a brand new leftover 2017 FZ10. I need to get used to the bike first I know and I will the weather here in northern AL sucks hard this time of year. The thing I’m curious about is with the bike being ride by wire and all the computer controlled everything would this bike, event being 100% stock benefit form a tune. I know turbo and n/a motors respond different to engine tuning but talk to a coyote mustang driver who’s had a tune and you’ll see the benefits of it. Ok long winded question and intro over. lol
Post by RedAndBlack on Jan 14, 2020 11:15:05 GMT -7
Welcome to the forum! This bike definitely responds well to a tune. The bike is factory limited to meet emission and noise standards, as are most 1000cc bikes being released these days. If you get an aftermarket exhaust, it's almost mandatory that you get some type of flash or other, the deacceleration popping is ear deafening and due to the EXUP valve, you may actually lose power on the lower end of the powerband without it.
Additionally, a tuner can put in a different throttle map which definitely helps out the twitchy throttle response. This was a BIG deal for me riding the bike in canyons, as I was having trouble with "maintenance throttle" through the corners because the throttle was too twitchy. My tuner smoothed the throttle out big time for me and gone are the days of lurching the bike forward mid corner on accident and setting up the possibility of flying through the air off of the highside of the bike.
I would say it's worth it, just figure out what exhaust upgrades, if any, you're going to get first and then check out an experienced flash tuner and check out our forum vendors for the services they provide..
Hey OP, you might want to wait at least a few months, and/or a couple of thousand miles, before messing with the ECU, in case your bike has an engine issue. But if you want to push your luck, you wouldn't be the only one . Good luck.
I just bought mine last week. It already had a cat delete and ECU flash, so I didn’t get to experience in stock form.
I am coming off a KTM SDGT and I think the throttle is as smooth. I rode it in mode 2 for the first couple of rides and mode 1 since then. About 300 miles this past week with plenty of twisty roads and have been happy with the throttle in mode 1.