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    tomsljr
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    K75s Euro Vs US

    While reading up on the history of the K75s, I noticed that the horsepower rating for the European model was somewhat higher. Is this due to emission equipment? Is there a way to get this power back? I am sure this has been covered here before, but I can never get the search function to actually find anything (operator error I'm sure)

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi, Tomsljr,
    The (earlier?) Euro K75 bikes and, supposedly, the very first USA ones, had an 11 to 1 compression ratio and were rated at 75 horsepower AND (supposedly) required premium fuel. The later ones (including all 3 of mine) have a 10.5 to 1 compression ratio and are happy with regular unleaded (or leaded, for that matter).
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    Phil Marvin - El Paso, TX
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    '95 K75RTP

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    tomsljr
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    Thanks,

    I have #232 of the first US k75s's so maybe it is possible I have one these higher compression models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsljr View Post
    Thanks,

    I have #232 of the first US k75s's so maybe it is possible I have one these higher compression models.
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