Took my K out for an annual visit to the 1/4 mile track.The results were a little disappointing, but understandable. The temperature was around 89 F. Also, the wind was blowing 180 degrees in the wrong direction.
There a list of other factors that slowed me down. I weigh in at 265. Also, I went with a new sport touring windshield. And, I never run the tires in the water box. To boot, I do not rev over 5K at the line. Finally, the electronics stay on! I am not there to trash my bike. I just want to have a little fun in a controlled environment.
Last Fall I visited an 1/8 mile track. In the cooler weather (around 65 F) the K consistently performed 7.1 second runs @ 105 MPH.
This week the top run was 11.337 seconds (1/4 mile) @ 125.03 MPH. The 1/8 mile on that run was 7.46.
The only good news out of the deal...
The 11.337 was against a larger guy like myself on a brand new Ducati Panigale S. His time for the run, 11.622.
Also, I took a 'busa to the same track two years ago. That was my first bike, in the first year that I owned it and my first time ever at a 1/4 mile track.I could not get into the 11s on that bike. The big difference for me is that I trust the K. The 'busa on the other hand always wanted to lift off the ground.
Overall I had fun. But I would like to be in the 10s.