Also need to consider Dyno, operator, weather, altitude and fuel it all matters....In my little experience a difference of 10 to 15% means they are equal....unless done on the same dyno, by the same guy, almost at the same time there will always be a difference.Adam dyno a wildcat and he got 62 out of a stock one. One might be a little more or less than the other one.
So are the dune guys better off not putting the pedal to the floor and trying to stay in the early power band?the power curve is not at all like in most machines. most machines have an upward climb, the wildcat is different. notice how it peaks early right after you stab the throttle, then slowly drops from there on. this is because of the engines actual powerband. the reason the curve peaks soon and then falls is because the stock clutching is reving higher than where the engine actually makes its peak power. the stock shiftout is around 7200-7300RPM, but peak power is right at 6850. so as you first stab the throttle, the engine peaks as its trying to rev to its shiftout RPM, and the engine quickly peaks and continues to rev where the shiftout RPM is. as the clutch maxes out, and you start to gain RPM the engine continually loses power. the higher you rev the motor, the less power it makes. i will doctor on the dyno sheet i have and break it into RPM bands and try to explain it better. might try and get it uploaded tonight. after i band it out, you will see at what RPM power is really made, and see how drastically the power falls off after you rev past the peak power RPM band.
this is a torquey motor. not a high winding free reving climber.
Hey Gus,So are the dune guys better off not putting the pedal to the floor and trying to stay in the early power band?