Reporting from the testing we did this weekend.
We wanted to put the XWorks ECU flash to the test. To be able to see the true differences, ideally you would want to keep as much variables as constant as possible. Our overall goal was to have an extremely transparent test showing the real results without fluffing up any numbers, and to provide unbiased hard data to the consumer.
To make the results as credible as possible, we wanted to be able to have one bike, dyno it back to back with the stock ECU and flashed ECU, which would give us the true results of the flash. It is straight forward in theory, but a bit more complicated to achieve, since ECU's are married to the key of the bike.
As you know, the variables could be; the bike, the dyno, fuel, weather etc... With the cooperation of XWorks we were able to make this possible this past Sunday. XWorks was able to provide us a flashed ECU along with the stock ECU that worked on the same bike. This was great news, and we were just as curious as anyone else would be to see the results in a fair environment that would give you concrete and credible results.
This past Sunday, we had a 2020 S1000RR M package on the dyno at Ducati Detroit. The bike only had the Akrapovic Titanium GP Shorty full system.
The first graph we will post is comparing the two runs done in second gear (Just waiting to get the other graphs emailed to us, once we have it, we will post them up as well.) Both runs were done with the rear wheel inflated at 40psi, using 93 octane premium pump gas. Same bike, same conditions, dyno runs being performed within minutes of one an other.
As you know dyno rooms get hot when doing runs after runs. To give the stock ecu the advantage, the first pulls were all done on the stock ecu, then the XWorks flashed ECU was swapped over to do the runs on the flashed ecu.
The red line is showing the stock ECU's pull, and the green line the XWorks flashed ECU. As you can see the differences in both pulls in the lower RPM range is huge, and there are gains throughout the rev range. The highest difference in power between those two lines was a staggering 44hp.