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post #1 of 13 Old 01-06-2009, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Rapid Bike vs Power Commander

hey there guys...
i see a lotta talk about the PC but none about the Rapid Bike..

has anyone used the Rapid Bike whihc seems to also be a US product?

any thoughts will be greatly appreciated...

thanks a mill.
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Hey BB.

Not many guys use the Rapid bike due to the popularity of power commanders and now the surge in other products like Bazaz with the added racing benefits of traction control. Plus I'm not sure how many of your US tuners have access to the RB software to use alongside the dyno. RB is an Italian manufactured module, and I've only read about US ducati riders paying any interest in it when the 1098 came out as the PC3 wasn't ready and when it was ended up being a bit pointless tuning wise as it didn't fuel below 3000rpm or somewhere in that vicinity, plus all the recent RB modules 'there are 3' just like the early power commanders, have adjustment for ignition which is great if you need it and handy if you don't, just to play with. I've used my RB3 on several bikes including a 2007 ZX10 and thought it was streets ahead of the PC3

Anyone who's interested http://web.dimsport.com/rapidbike/

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thanks for the reply my bud...
my good friend here in SA is the importer of RB and he loves it...
and he preps my bike for track and now that im thinking fo doing some engine mods, i gotta decide bewteen PC or RB....
i like the idea of the RB being newer technology as well....
and he prides himself on selling the only controller that control the time that u want the spark plug to "spark" if i can put it that way...

ill do soem more research with him this eve and will let u know which one i decide to go with...
ive got the 05 ZX10 so i do see that RB have one for my bike too...
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I picked up some good gains on my 07 with the RB3 never had it back to backed with a power commander but it was stock apart from cans and a filter. with the advanced timing, which we left alone apart from the base map in the unit. I'd personally go RB3 as you have more scope for future mods. Like the map switch on the fly for wet dry races or the individual cylinder mapping plus you can keep the unit when you switch bikes and just re-flash it to work with the new bike or swap it between same model bikes if you have two set up with different engine mods.
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get a power commander and then get ther bike dynoed for a custom mapp its the best thing i did
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decided to get myself the Rapid Bike with quickshifter...
and just bought a full Arata system as well...
so will run the RB with Full Arata and BMC Air Filter...
should be a decent enough gain for me for my track use...

if i find the 08 Blades and 08 ZX10's still pulling away on the straights...then ill
go ahead and do the Thinner head gasket, flow the head and degree the cams...

so the first part of the mods should be done by early next month woohoo...
will give feedback once they are done...
wanna do a stock dyno...then a dyno with just the Arata...
then a dyno with the Arata and RB on...

will post results for all to see once it is done...
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Im wondering myself too. I picked one up from a friend of mine that was sitting on his shelf since he sold his 10r. Ill let you know how it works..
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that will be cool...thanks dude...
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decided to get myself the Rapid Bike with quickshifter...
and just bought a full Arata system as well...
so will run the RB with Full Arata and BMC Air Filter...
should be a decent enough gain for me for my track use...

if i find the 08 Blades and 08 ZX10's still pulling away on the straights...then ill
go ahead and do the Thinner head gasket, flow the head and degree the cams...

so the first part of the mods should be done by early next month woohoo...
will give feedback once they are done...
wanna do a stock dyno...then a dyno with just the Arata...
then a dyno with the Arata and RB on...

will post results for all to see once it is done...
what happens with quickshifter and rapidbike? I have problem with my rapidbike quickshifter on zx10 08. Do you know your times at cut off and hold off?

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what happens with quickshifter and rapidbike? I have problem with my rapidbike quickshifter on zx10 08. Do you know your times at cut off and hold off?

i will try to find out for you my bud....
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