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KTM sets new Pikes Peak record

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Chris Fillmore made it up the mountain in 9:49.62 on a Super Duke R.

 

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I watched that a couple of days ago. Cool.

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Not surprised.  Thing is a beast!

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Everyone's saying the H2R is going to beat it because the elevation will have less of an effect on the supercharged engine.  At 14,000ft a naturally aspirated engine will be down 40% on torque compared to at sea level. 

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It didn't sound like he was losing any power at all by the end :)

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3 hours ago, yzfr6i said:

Everyone's saying the H2R is going to beat it because the elevation will have less of an effect on the supercharged engine.  At 14,000ft a naturally aspirated engine will be down 40% on torque compared to at sea level. 

There's really not much for straightaways where the massive HP advantage the H2R has can be used.  Not to mention superchargers, turbos, and nitrous oxide injection are disallowed.

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Hmmmm. Maybe I'll bump into him soon. I missed this thread before. :)

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I keep telling Todd to get a tank of medical oxygen and pipe into the intake.  Someone's probably thought of that and illegal also... 

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There are rules for oxygenated fuel (section 1007.*) but I don't think pumping straight oxygen into the intake would be a good idea for some reason. :) Now putting a turbo on it does seem like a good idea, but that appears to be against the rules as well.

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Not sure you could get a huge improvement with all the very slow speed switchbacks and not being able to keep it in triples very long but I suppose any little bit could help. Hell, I'm going on stock suspension so I'm not taking it all that seriously. :)

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I don't think Eric likes me very much. :)

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Well we can't make everyone happy because that would make everyone else unhappy.

 

or something like thatB)

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