Mounted Hall Effect cam wheel driven pick up system on the bike today and took it I for a good test ride today.
Ignitech have made me a special version of the Ignitech units to work with this system. But I have also made up an interface circuit so that I can use this system with the standard Ignitech units.
Bike has been running very well lately (since I upgraded to running a coil per plug on my twin plug heads) so I wasn't really expecting much.
When I first started it up from dead cold it seemed perhaps if anything to not start as briskly as usual (but pretty hard to say and the bike has been sitting for a couple of weeks) and it appeared to idle as per normal.
When I put the timing light on it the idle timing was as rock stable as normal. But when I revved it in the garage it seemed smoother than normal. But I thought maybe that was just confirmation bias.
Out on the road....WOW.....The bike has always been smooth but this was at whole new level. At 3800 rpm in top gear I have been able to detect a very slight engine roughness...not now it is silk smooth everywhere. Smoother than my Panigale 899.
OK so roll on the throttle at anywhere from 3000 to 4500 rpm (and remember I have been riding a Panigale for the last few weeks). Holly shit! It just instantly goes...and I mean really goes. So I just ride along enjoying this and then think I will change up to 6th gear only to discover I have been riding along in 6th gear all along.
OK so get a clear piece of road drop it back to 3rd gear and wind on the throttle 4000 going well, 5000 rpm excellent 6000 rpm (great) and then it just starts going really HARD all the way to 8000 rpm. It has always been better to short shift at around 6500 rpm in the past because not a whole more advantage in revving it....not now. The trip from 6000 rpm is definitely worth it. Remember this bike still runs standard cams.
Performance from 5000 to 6000 rpm which has always been it's sweet spot is slightly better than before.
Performance from 3000 to 5000 rpm is in a whole different league to what it was before.
Performance from 6000 rpm to 8000 rpm is now intoxicating....and a good way to kiss goodbye to my license.
So now from 3000 rpm to 8000 rpm is fantastic. It feels brutally fast from 3000 rpm to 6500 rpm compared to my Panigale 899 (at about 6500 rpm the Panigale is just beginning to come on song and from 8000 rpm onwards the Panigale will destroy it as is to be expected, but it makes the Panigale feel positively feeble in the lower revs where I ride on the road.
Smoothness is just unbelievable, it's smoother than the Panigale from 3000 rpm to 6000 rpm.
Can you tell I am happy?
My engine project is now finished. I want nothing more from this now......A stiffer frame around the steering head and stiffer triple clamps....now that would be nice.
Some lighter fairings ...well yes maybe.
I have started a new thread on the cam wheel non wasted spark ignition project here: https://www.ducati.ms/forums/57-super...n-project.html