CBR-Dave I owe you an apology. I'm not one to say I'm never wrong and am a person who can admit when I am. You are right on the PWR. The 10 lbs / hp I recall was from when my buddy was racing his CBR600 in the 90's. when I came to this forum someone else mentioned the same ratio and I never questioned it. Thanks for calling me on it. I somehow turned it into a much more involved and imagined equation in my head.
The equation is as follows for my ABS bike.
23hp/365lbs=0.063hp/lb therefore 1hp/0.063hp/lb= 15.87lbs
So for the first 15.87 lbs lost you will get the performance increase equivalent to 1hp.
To continue 365lbs-16lbs=349lbs
23hp/349lbs=0.066hp/lb therefore 1hp/0.066hp/lb= 15.15lbs
So for the next 15.15lbs lost you will get the equivalent of another 1hp increase.
If these calculations are correct, then losing 31lbs, which others have shown is possible, will net the equivalent of a 2hp gain.
Everyone has the right to be offended but just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right!
Last edited by Jme250RA; 12-21-2012 at 12:32 PM.