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    Japanese imports

    Just bought a ktm990 smt. Ex japan so what restrictions will it have on power output if any ? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepom View Post
    Just bought a ktm990 smt. Ex japan so what restrictions will it have on power output if any ? Cheers
    Not sure if it still applies but Japanese market big bikes used to be restricted to 180kmh.

    More than enough....
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    What he said. Used to be a speed restriction.

    Only one way to find out

    I had a GC1200ss that, I'd imagine, when you hit 180 it cut out the firing of a couple cylinders (in the top two gears). I'd also imagine that on that particular bike it was a very cheap diode install that eliminated the limiter.

    I assume you are asking for track days

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    Only 180? Geez, may as well walk...
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    My import has a wee magnetic switch in the speedo which kills the spark when the needle hits 180kmh, feels like a rev limiter kicking in. So I'm led to believe.

    An S&M KTM is probably a bit more advanced than that.
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