The local bike shop had the traditional spring event to celebrate the start of the season today.

Part of the event was a Dyno contest to see who had the strongest bike.

Even with my level of self confidence, I knew that I was not going to beat R1’s or Hayabusa’s with the F800Swink, but I thought it would be interesting to see how my bike was doing.

Officially, the F800 is 85 hp, but most magazine tests shows a little more power. So if the stock bike is around 90 hp, you will expect around 80 hp on the rear wheel due to transmission loss.

My F800 is equipped with a Remus Hexacone exhaust and (obviously) a BoosterPlug, so I was interested in seeing how my bike was doing with these mods.

As you can see from the chart below the F800 had above 87 rear wheel hp. Calculating backwards, this means that I have between 95 and 100 hp on the crankshaft. cool

That’s obviously a very good result and exceeding my expectations, but I’m actually more impressed by the very linear power curve. The 4000-5000 rpm dip you see on other F800’s are (almost) not there.

On other bikes, you will often see the max power 500-1000 rpm before the red line RPM, but the F800 was gaining power all the way up to the rev limit.