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A quick yes or no ? Firestorm Vs SP2

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by doonx, Mar 31, 2007.

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  1. I was told that the Firestorm and the SP2 have the same engine, but that the SP2 is fuel injected and the Firestorm is not.

    Is this true ?



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  2. The SP2 has had its donk built by HRC.

    They are slightly different
     
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  3. Thinking of simplifying your life by getting rid of 2 cylinders, eh Pete? :LOL:
     
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  4. From what I've read... no.

    Apparently they only have 2-3 parts that are identical (ie. same part numbers)
     
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  5. no - it's the topic of a totally separate discussion elsewhere. The VFR is way too nice a bike to consider parting with :grin:
     
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  6. sp2 is to firestorm as rc30 is to vfr750.

    Very few parts that are common.
     
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  7. SP2 is noice, yes
     
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  8. out of interest, what is the range for the SP2?
     
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  9. I was going to buy a SP2 till i rode my storm. Then flogged one around the island on my storm :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  10. :shock: ... PNUT, I think you were just told you don't know how to ride... :rofl:
     
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  11. oh ohhh PNUT is so :eek:wned:

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  12. ...riiiiight... misinterpretation is a biatch isn't it bugs... :LOL: crackup.

    laught16.
     
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  13. On the topic at hand, I'll defer to what the others have said about the engine...

    Both bikes have staunch supporters.

    The specs show that the SP2 is a higher performance bike, but Bugs is right, the SP2 is a thirsty little bugger.
     
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  14. Listen here you bunch of pelicans, I am NOT in the market for a new/different bike in the slightest.

    My question was solely based in exactly and only what I asked, which was specifically about the engine, not about the rest of the bike.

    It is simply a discussion that came up with people totally and uttely outside of Netrider, and I didn't want to speak uninformed.

    So, from what I can decipher about my question, would I be correct in saying that the engine of the Fire Storm and the engine of the SP2 bare very little resemblence to one another ?

    Yes or No ?

    Thank you, normal programming may now resume .......
     
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  15. 2006 SP2

    Power: 132.76 HP (96.9 kW)) @ 10000 RPM
    Torque: 102.00 Nm (10.4 kgf-m or 75.2 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM


    2006 VTR Firestorm

    Power: 104.59 HP (76.3 kW)) @ 9000 RPM
    Torque: 93.00 Nm (9.5 kgf-m or 68.6 ft.lbs) @ 7000 RPM


    Source = www.bikez.com
     
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  16. Nice figures there Toecutter.

    Doonx you are correct about the engines having very little in common with each other. While they are both 1 litre DOHC 90 degree v-twins, the SP-2 motor has a different bore and stroke, crankcases, heads, cams etc...

    You can see by Toecutters figures, this different engine architecture allows the SP-2 motor to spin up harder and faster.

    The SP-2 also runs fuel injection which allows slightly better fuel economy than the Storm. This is also compounded by the massivly inefficient, yet awesomely cool :LOL: 48 mm carbies on the Storm (You can loose tennis balls down them...)
     
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