Just like a lot of the trackday boys this year the owner of this RC8R had run into a problem; his bike was too noisy to run. So he’d had to wedge a baffle in…

Which was killing the engine. The Power Commander was doing nothing, so we took it off and remapped the ECU to get the best out of the exhaust setup. We turned all the emissions interference off and sorted the ignition and fuelling properly – we ended up with just over 137bhp at the rear wheel, which was satisfactory.

Got a feeling we’ll be doing more and more of this as time rolls on!

Bikes with open cans no longer welcome on track – an ECU remap gets the best out of a baffled setup.

Bikes with open cans no longer welcome on track – an ECU remap gets the best out of a baffled setup.