I am hearing that the new 800 is only putting out 144 hp. Has anyone heard of any other dyno reports on this new engine. If this is true I will not buy one this year. My 02 RMK with SLP pipe is hitting 144.
Ok I'm sure I will get flamed or some crap for this.Empire087 said:I'm pretty sure that is true, but I'd much rather have a reliable 800(which Polaris has failed at pretty bad the last two years) than one that makes power to compete with cat and doo but blow up every 200-600 miles like a lot of people had with the 2008/9/10 800s.
That's very close to what my 07 RMK Dragon 700 was rated at stock.500EFISKS said:I am hearing that the new 800 is only putting out 144 hp. Has anyone heard of any other dyno reports on this new engine. If this is true I will not buy one this year. My 02 RMK with SLP pipe is hitting 144.
Emissions is the biggest factor,there would probably still be a few triples being produced if it wasn't for the EPA. The 800 CFIs would have been a good motor if polaris wouldn't have leaned the piss out of them to meet emissions. Adding a power commander with a more optimal fuel map ads 22% more fuel in the midrange,that shows how lean that motor is running and why they are all melting down. Soon all 2 strokes will have to be direct injection or equivalent and in the more distant future I could see them all being 4 stroke to meet emissions.madcow said:i personally wonder why polaris cant make an 800 engine in 2009-11 with all the technology we have that makes more power and runs longer than the engine they used to have in 1996?