Dyno Testing: Chasing Missing Power, in the November issue – Roadracing World Magazine


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Featured in the November 2021 issue of Roadracing World:

How powerful is the newest Ducati Streetfighter? The answer depends on the equipment you are in. The question arose when Roadracing World tested a 2021 Ducati Streetfighter kit, which felt as fast as anything on the street and on the track, but on the bench barely managed to squeeze out 156bhp at the rear wheel.

For a machine that Ducati claimed was cranking 205 hp, one that was fitted with a titanium racing exhaust and mapped for the new pipe, it was a mystery …

—In pursuit of the missing power in the electronic age, by Michael Gougis

RPM limits, driver aids, power maps, limited-speed output curves, encrypted chips – as motorcycles get more sophisticated, testing them on the bench just got harder. For example, just shifting from fourth to fifth gear on the all-new Ducati Streetfighter increases horsepower by 25hp at the top end! Take a look at torque testing in the electronic age in the latest issue of The world of road racing!

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