Stronger. Smoother. Even more unstoppable.
There’s more power from 5,000rpm up. And for a stronger, smoother low-rpm torque feel, the airbox is larger with tool-free access to the filter. It feeds a redesigned throttle body, which optimises intake efficiency. A steeper injector angle sprays fuel all the way back to the butterfly, improving throttle feel. And the decompression system is new; its counter-weight moves from the right of the camshaft to the left, giving more stable operation at low rpm with increased stall-resistance. Twin exhaust ports use an ovalized exit and a new single downpipe and muffler saves 1.24kg. The clutch has an extra plate and is hydraulic, improving both control and feel at the lever (it’s 10% lighter) as well as delivering consistent lever clearance when things get hot. Really hot. Saving precious grams are a new magnesium cylinder head cover and smaller, lighter fuel pump.