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[turbobike] Which Bike?

Steve Leonard (sleonard@buffnet.net)
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 18:32:10 -0400

    For my graduate degree project I am turbocharging a motorcycle. Only
problem is I can't decide which bike to get. I am going to use an
Aerodyne variable-vane turbo, the 140 series (about 300cfm). A MoTeC
M4Pro engine management system. The Aerodyne is good for about 225 rwhp.
Having built several GS1150/1100 engines, I am partial to them. Only
thing the GS series chassis are not very stable at anything over 120mph.

    Being a Suzuki fan I am leaning toward a Katana 1100, (heavier,
longer wheel base, hopefully won't wheelie as easy). Other than the
Katana's having healical gears on the crank, how much do they differ
from a GXSR engine. I would consider a GXSR but 99% are abused or they
want to much money for them. Any advice would be helpful.....

                           Steve L.