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Does anyone know what the differences are between the MTS1200 motor an the 1198S? Can the MTS be brought up to Superbike spec?
I'm by no means an engine expert, but I think the main differences are valve overlap, mapping, and gearing. I'm sure anything is possible. But why would you want to do that? I happen to have both bikes and I can tell you the 1198is terrible for street riding when compared to the Multi's 1198 configuration. The race 1198 has much taller gearing, worse low RPM fueling, worse gas mileage, more power up top, which is great for the track, but stinky for the real world roads. If you are after more horsepower, start with a full race exhaust system, including air filter, and race ECU.Does anyone know what the differences are between the MTS1200 motor an the 1198S? Can the MTS be brought up to Superbike spec?
if you could actually count, you're the fifth.So someone asks a question about the differences between the two bikes and five know-it-all experts tell him why he shouldn't. Does anyone have a technical answer to the poor man's question?
if you could actually count, you're the fifth.
To add, I already said I'm not an engine expert in my earlier post. Maybe the easier more cost effective solution is to put the multistrada handle bars on the 1198, in addition to a top box rack and pannier racks.
In anycase, if you do some of the easier mods as previously suggested (race exhaust, airbox, engine tune) I think you can get the Multistrada rearwheel horsepower in the 141ish range, at least that is what I have read. I think that is what is claimed by some who run Multis in the Pikes Peak races. Lastly, I do believe I have read the rear wheel horse power of an 1198 is about 148-149 stock. I have never had either of my bikes dynoed. So don't know for sure.
+1i, too, have both a mts and 1198s. Both with full termi, air box, and race ecu's.. The multi needs nothing more, a fabulous all around bike and a rocket!...