Hondas respond very well to aftermarket engine management. They are an incredible machine that has been limited from the factory for sound and emissions regulations. Removing those restrictions can turn a very tame motorcycle into one of the best designed machines available.
On the CBR1000RR’s there is a timing restriction based on throttle position,where anything in the high rpm range has been retarded. Dynojet and other companies provide a throttle position sensor manipulator that removes these restrictions and when adjusted properly, you get a perfect power curve. When used in conjunction with a lightweight hi flowing exhaust and proper fueling, through a PowerCommander or Bazzaz unit, we have seen improvements upwards of 15hp to the wheel. All of these things together on a 2008 cbr1k with a slip on exhaust, dynojet throttle position sensor manipulator and PowerCommander, all clibrated together and adjusted on the dyno, makes 165hp and 82ft lb torque a very real figure.
ECUnleashed also provides a new flash for these bikes which obtain all of the same things through a single flash instead of using piggy back devices. Sometimes using ECUnleashed and engine management devices is necessary, each customer situation is a little bit different.
With the CBR600RR’s follow the same rules except a throttle position sensor manipulator is not necessary. A proper hi flow lightweight exhaust and appropriate fuel makes a world of difference. we see standard increases of 8-10hp to the wheel with a proper fuel management device.
We tune all Honda models, the VTX series is very popular. A PowerCommander is probably the best user friendly and highest resolution device to tune the VTX series. They always have a great response with a proper custom map. Depending upon exhaust systems, individual cylinder balancing is required but is a very easy thing to complete with the PowerCommander unit.
VFR’s also respond very well from a custom dyno tune. The peak hp numbers aren’t typically what we’re looking for on that bike and we only see an average of 2-5hp peak gain but the part throttle ride ability and v-tec changeover can be perfectly smoothed. All of these adjustments improve throttle response, fuel economy, ride ability and hp, truly making the bike feel like your wrist is connected to the back tire.
Honda Ruckus tuning is available, we’ve worked directly with Steve at Killer Scooter helping to develop the technology to tune these. Please call with individual applications.