Until we could remap an ECU a Power Commander was the only option to sort out the fuelling after fitment of a can. Now, a lot of customers we see complain to us that they feel something’s not quite right after a PC fitment – maybe the engine’s not so crisp and maybe a bit lacking, woolly even.

The difference for us of course is that via the ECU we can switch off everything that’s interfering with the engine; and then map the thing directly. And 9 out of 10 customers say it simply feels a whole lot sharper – which is the case with this R1.

With the PC V we’re finding so many little niggles – and we’re not blaming Power Commander like everybody has in the past – but there is a genuine reason to think there’s a problem in the firmware. ZX-10R’s are a nightmare to set up, as are Fireblades. GSX-Rs are OK if you can get a solid throttle position pickup. We reckon this is what cause the woolly feeling that we hear so much about – and once the PC is removed you end up with a different bike…

Bike not feeling as crisp as it should? Your Power Commander may not be helping...

Bike not feeling as crisp as it should? Your Power Commander may not be helping…