OK So I have a question, does changing your overall gearing really make that big of an acceleration difference?
This is why I ask, from a mathematical perspective, I understand that with a gearing change you're allowing the engine to rev-out faster, however you are also shortening each gear's effective speed window.
So yes it feels like your accelerating faster, as the rev's are building faster than at stock gearing, but the speed that gear takes you to, is slower than a bike with stock gearing. So if you are accelerating a little faster, it is up to a slower speed...
Now in mid-range roll-on, I can see a geared bike pulling ahead of a stocker (getting into it's powerband quicker), until both bikes are in their top-end powerbands, then they'd be even again.
ALSO: If you're really looking to compare bikes performance, dont do a 'up-through-the gears-race'. Try a 6th gear roll-on side-by-side at highway speeds. That takes out any variable of rider skill, shifting-speed, etc. Its just a straight acceleration/dyno-pull side by side. I've done this many times with my '091KRR vs. other bikes. And its cool to see the different power-bands come on at different times.
Anyone have any thoughts on this??
2009 White Pearl CBR1000RR - 40k miles
- Jonny D