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I'm a new R7 owner and would like some guidance on improving the performance. I've been riding GSXRs for the past decade and just love the nimbleness of the R7, but struggling getting used to the fact that it sounds like a lawn mower and could use some help with top end speed. I apologize if this has been answered in previous posts, but if someone can guide me to the general consensus on the best aftermarket mods I'd be very grateful. Thank you 馃槉
 

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I'm a new R7 owner and would like some guidance on improving the performance. I've been riding GSXRs for the past decade and just love the nimbleness of the R7, but struggling getting used to the fact that it sounds like a lawn mower and could use some help with top end speed. I apologize if this has been answered in previous posts, but if someone can guide me to the general consensus on the best aftermarket mods I'd be very grateful. Thank you 馃槉

This is an interesting question and it's a question that I think alot of people have. I hate to say this, but i think alot of people bought this bike expecting it to be more than it is, The biggest issue you are going to run into is, this bike will never be a top speed type of bike, It's missing 2 cylinders and some rpm. I can talk about this subject at great length. If you are looking for top speed, really, the only thing you can do is do a sprocket change, but... this comes with a cost. You can do the normal 1 down 2 up and make it feel faster down low, but hurt the top end, you can go up in the front, down in the rear and gain some top speed but hurt your low end. Even after that, it will only be a small gain.

No exhaust, air filter, tune, will make the r7 fast. When I bought mine, I knew what I was getting.this was to be a more street friendly bike with torque down low where it needs to be. With that being said, I do find myself riding my r6 more than I thought I would.

I like my R7, I just don't love it. If I had to do it over I probably would have saved the money and added an R1 to the stable instead.

Let the trolling begin.
 

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This is an interesting question and it's a question that I think alot of people have. I hate to say this, but i think alot of people bought this bike expecting it to be more than it is, The biggest issue you are going to run into is, this bike will never be a top speed type of bike, It's missing 2 cylinders and some rpm. I can talk about this subject at great length. If you are looking for top speed, really, the only thing you can do is do a sprocket change, but... this comes with a cost. You can do the normal 1 down 2 up and make it feel faster down low, but hurt the top end, you can go up in the front, down in the rear and gain some top speed but hurt your low end. Even after that, it will only be a small gain.

No exhaust, air filter, tune, will make the r7 fast. When I bought mine, I knew what I was getting.this was to be a more street friendly bike with torque down low where it needs to be. With that being said, I do find myself riding my r6 more than I thought I would.

I like my R7, I just don't love it. If I had to do it over I probably would have saved the money and added an R1 to the stable instead.

Let the trolling begin.
That's a good enough answer
People should do a bit of research before purchase
R7 suites me about perfect for what I do
Coming from f3 800 rsv4 factory
 

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That's a good enough answer
People should do a bit of research before purchase
R7 suites me about perfect for what I do
Coming from f3 800 rsv4 factory
Exactly, one thing that has me going nuts is the youtube videos where people claim the bike is a beast. (Looking at you Thekilacam). This may trigger the ones that bought the r7 based on bogus claims that it is such a beast and when they purchase one, they then are disappointed and will defend such claims because they can't accept that the R7 will be nothing more and defending the purchase of it.

Yes, I can back up these claims, mine has a full M4 exhaust, and is flashed, and still feels weak, noticed no difference and the lack of horsepower gain for 1000.00, (750 exhaust and 250 flash) was upsetting to say the least.
 

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I've been riding GSXRs for the past decade and just love the nimbleness of the R7, but struggling getting used to the fact that it sounds like a lawn mower and could use some help with top end speed.
It will never be as fast as a 4-cyl supersport.

But, as many MT07 owners have found the top end power can be significantly improved with a Hordpower intake (plus tune to suit), and there are plenty of exhaust choices out there that sound great.
 

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If/when I get the R7, I would ride it on the more technical tracks where top speed doesn鈥檛 matter. I love riding my 400 on these tracks. My hope is the R7 is close too the 400 in nimbleness. IMO, an agile/nimble/well handling bike is more enjoyable at the track. I enjoy my 750 on the less technical tracks where I can get my speed on!!! I agree the parallel twins exhaust note doesn鈥檛 compare too an inline 4 screaming.
 

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I went the opposite way than you Twiztidr7, the R6 sits more, but that was what I was looking for, that was my intention. No, I would not call the R7 a beast, but it is a very enjoyable experience on the road and on the track. For me, the R6, and R1 as well, are exhausting to ride. I'll do a session on each and park them. The R7 can be ridden all day. I am not racing, but I do ride in the A or top group. I am far from the fastest but not the slowest either. Mine is down to about 390lbs, might even be under that now, full exhaust, flashed, down a tooth in the front. Thinking about the Hordpower. This bike suits me fine. It all depends on what you want out of it, but yes, go in with a proper expectation. I have an R3 as well, it sees road and track use too. They all have a purpose. Also, I am not a kid with endless energy, I just turned 58 and about my only exercise these days is in walking to the kitchen for another drink and a snack.
 

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*It may not be a beast in the raw power category, but stock or slightly and smartly modified it is a very capable bike that can easily run and outrun bikes costing twice as much. Capable rider dependant of course. Which certainly isn't me. LOL
 

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I'm sure the R7 is a very capable bike on the track, I would not know as life right now has kept me from seeing for myself, however the OP was asking what he can do do to get more performance. As the bike is now, in my opinion, has it's shortcomings. You can throw an air intake, tune and exhaust and maybe gain a few horsepower, but will not help the top end, it will always be limited in my mind. I understand why Yamaha did this, but I just think they missed the mark, Especially with the suspension, I think that is were my biggest gripe with the R7.
 

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It is what it is, it's all about cost. You could spend close to twice the money on an R6, but here are too many good used ones out there, sales of new models was way down for years. That is why track only now. The R7 gets more people into riding a "bigger" bike at a cheaper buy in cost. If they bumped up the performance a bunch it would cost $5k more, how many of those would they sell? As I said, I would not use beast. But it sure is fun. Maybe to some it is a beast. They better not get an on R1 then. LOL
 

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You can throw an air intake, tune and exhaust and maybe gain a few horsepower, but will not help the top end, it will always be limited in my mind.
The Hordpower intake ONLY increases top end power. I have one on my MT07, the additional top end power makes a big difference on track.

This dyno chart below compares a stock MT07 (same engine as R7) to an MT07 fitted with a Hordpower intake., Yosh exhaust and ECU tune to suit.


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All Hord development charts here:
Yamaha FZ-07
 

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The Hordpower intake ONLY increases top end power. I have one on my MT07, the additional top end power makes a big difference on track.

This dyno chart below compares a stock MT07 (same engine as R7) to an MT07 fitted with a Hordpower intake., Yosh exhaust and ECU tune to suit.


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All Hord development charts here:
Yamaha FZ-07

Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and call b.s on this chart.

I only say this as any dyno can be manipulated to achieve a perceived gain to sell a product.

Yeah not buying it. Especially when you attached the company dyno charts.
 

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Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and call b.s on this chart.

I only say this as any dyno can be manipulated to achieve a perceived gain to sell a product.

Yeah not buying it. Especially when you attached the company dyno charts.
Many of the earlier MotoAmerica Supertwins race bikes were using Hord's intake - but we're all free to believe whatever we want! 馃槃

I'm not affiliated with this company at all, just a happy customer.
 

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But your forgetting to mention that a lot of them have more money invested in the motor than what the bike is actually worth. No one is deny that you are not going to free up some hp. The airbox is very restricted but come on 12 hp you can鈥檛 get that just off an air box.
 

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Am I seeing the price of the Hordpower air intake correct, $320? Ouch! The bike would definitely need to be dynoEd to compensate for more air flow. @Stichshift, how does the bike feel with the new intake? Any difference down low and mid or just more top end?
 

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Any difference down low and mid or just more top end?
Not much difference to low and mid, much better top end power. It revs out to redline eagerly now (on the track), I never hit the limiter even once with the standard airbox and sluggish top end.

It is pricey, but it's a quality bit of gear (CNC machined alloy with radiused bellmouths etc). It requires an ECU tune due to change in airflow (I use a PCV, tune file from Hord).

I got this pic from Hord's social media, it shows the bellmouths.


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