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post #1 of 17 Old 07-18-2014, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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160hp Hornet FX Naked Bike

Stumbled across this and thought I would share it here. Hope it's not old news for most of you, I'm sure there that other racers have unleashed the beast too. But check out this article anyway.

Honda CB900 Race Bike - Steven Fisher - | Motorcycle News Racing Reviews Tests

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-18-2014, 10:06 PM
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Now that could benefit from some chassis mods

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Very cool, nice find! I've sent Geoff Winzer an email. I think we all could benefit from his knowledge!

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Cool, been sitting on this for a while as I thought it wasn't relevant to for most who use the site. However there are enough club day/track day riders in the Racing Forum who will get their juices flowing learning what a fully liberated 9er can achieve. It just comes down to the size of your wallet really. Old fireblades are probably easy to get as a donor.

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Wasnt that back in 2002?

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Yep! Old news really but didn't see any performance info here so it may be helpful to someone.

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Damn, today you win the Internet by digging up an Article from November 2002! Very cool. Honestly the only machine work to be done sounds like the "Heavily ported cylinder head" everything else sounded like it was "Bolt on" work....

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160hp.... riiiiiight

i think bucky was making MAYBE that with juice, and all the possible things that could be done to the 919 motor outside of boost.

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160hp.... riiiiiight

i think bucky was making MAYBE that with juice, and all the possible things that could be done to the 919 motor outside of boost.
Yeah that's what I thought... So I sent an email. So far I haven't gotten a response back...

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This makes me so happy to read (still researching reputable porting magicians)

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1. that article is at least a decade old

2. I don't buy the 160hp either

3. He is still 9 seconds off the motorcycle lap record and about 4 seconds off the class he wanted to race record held by an FZ1

For those that don't know if someone is 9 seconds per lap faster than you on a 3 mile circuit that means that they will pass you and disappear like a fart in a hurricane in just one turn. 4 seconds a lap faster they will be out of your line of sight within a couple turns.


Whole lot of effort for very little return. Good project if you have just happen to have a donor bike to rob parts off of, but damn sure not worth the hassle of setting out to intentionally source the parts to perform those mods.

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1. that article is at least a decade old

2. I don't buy the 160hp either

3. He is still 9 seconds off the motorcycle lap record and about 4 seconds off the class he wanted to race record held by an FZ1

For those that don't know if someone is 9 seconds per lap faster than you on a 3 mile circuit that means that they will pass you and disappear like a fart in a hurricane in just one turn. 4 seconds a lap faster they will be out of your line of sight within a couple turns.


Whole lot of effort for very little return. Good project if you have just happen to have a donor bike to rob parts off of, but damn sure not worth the hassle of setting out to intentionally source the parts to perform those mods.
Just for the record. Steve Fisher finished 3rd overall for 2002.
The bike obviously was an work in progress and if you check
the seasons results the package performed ok for a parts bin special.
In fact there was only 1.740sec in one of the Eastern Creek rounds
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As for 160hp, well it must have been close to stay with the FZ1!

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Just for the record. Steve Fisher finished 3rd overall for 2002.
The bike obviously was an work in progress and if you check
the seasons results the package performed ok for a parts bin special.
In fact there was only 1.740sec in one of the Eastern Creek rounds
Fx-Suberbike
As for 160hp, well it must have been close to stay with the FZ1!
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I remember when that was today's news, my hat's still off to Fisher, good job!

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I'm glad someone else has gone to that extent of work just for the love of the project. Personally, I know my bike will often get smoked at the track by most sport bikes, maybe even a purpose built twin, but I like it. I have fun. I keep piddling with it. This is why the 919 exists, IMHO. Also, if anyone wants to sponsor an N/A drag bike, I'm open to any and all offers.😜

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I'm glad someone else has gone to that extent of work just for the love of the project. Personally, I know my bike will often get smoked at the track by most sport bikes, maybe even a purpose built twin, but I like it. I have fun. I keep piddling with it. This is why the 919 exists, IMHO. Also, if anyone wants to sponsor an N/A drag bike, I'm open to any and all offers.��
We used to have a 919 drag racer here from Alaska -

Bucky and the Tinman!!!

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...9-a-24737.html

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Steve, I am very aware of Bucky, the Tinman, and ElCivico... My goal for this season is to beat his NA time with my stock motor. I'm close, and my 60's and 1/8th et's are ahead of his. It's the top end of the track where I really run out of air. I'm getting better at shifting a little shorter, which keeps the motor in the meat.

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Steve, I am very aware of Bucky, the Tinman, and ElCivico... My goal for this season is to beat his NA time with my stock motor. I'm close, and my 60's and 1/8th et's are ahead of his. It's the top end of the track where I really run out of air. I'm getting better at shifting a little shorter, which keeps the motor in the meat.
Cool, good luck!

Also, remember 970 - The ex-Wiseco rep who built the big bore 919.

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