Available in multiple configurations (ATV/ Motorcycle T62LC model featured here), the S68LC Motorcycle Dyno with Load Control starts at $23,591 and comes fully equipped at $30,137.
The ram air system (when equipped)...
The ram air system (when equipped) simulates up to 150 MPH of wind. You’ll need extra room to fit this add-on.
Looking like something you’d find in the hull of the Starship Enterprise comes the latest offering from Bazzaz—a durable dyno called the Principia. Embedded with sophisticated software and exclusive features, it offers increased accuracy that will have bike owners going home with a finer tune and power numbers well under what a Dynojet or Superflow will spew out. At the unveiling we watched a stock ZX-14R log 170.6 HP @ 99.1 LB-FT of torque—bewildered looks were met with assurance that the reading was indeed correct. Why the lower numbers?
The Speed Squared method simulates...
The Speed Squared method simulates wind-drag for a more accurate power number.
The combo of intelligent programming and features like the Speed Squared testing method that better simulates what it’s actually like to ride on the road/track provide the increased accuracy. Speed Squared simulates wind-drag by adding load/resistance on the drum as wheel speed increases. The optional ram air system calibrates to road speed, blowing wind up to 150 MPH. Over-speced SFK bearings claim to last the life of the machine without adding unwanted drag on the drum. On the tuning side, the Step Test option lets users make precise adjustments to incremental RPM ranges by setting the dyno to hold, for example, every 1,000 RPM. The operator keeps the throttle wide open and lets the drum hold the tire at the correct RPM while it logs each step of data up to redline.
The Principia won’t support outsized torque and HP claims; instead it offers truer power numbers and superior tunability. It will be interesting to see if shops, riders and publications adopt this new age of dyno. Welcome to the real world, where we can now know what our bikes are really putting to the pavement.