there are a couple threads with #'s for the 08. So far hp seems mid 160's - low 170's and torque in the low to mid 80's. Clueless bout the hp of the 1000rr but you should have a good idea about that.
Link to threadLow 170's?? Wanna toss me some of what your smokin'??? Stock HP on an 06/07 is mid 150's. There's no way they bumped the HP up nearly 20 horses. I'd say maybe 165 at the MOST. But you'll still never go wrong with the Kawi....
i have an 04 and my friend has an 07 1000rr after riding my 10r he has admited that the 10r feels alot stronger in fact The first words he sayd as soon as he got off the bike was THAT SHIT IS SCARY MAN!! he rode it a few weeks ago and really loved it iam sure the 08 was a good choice for you congrats. and welcome to the forum
i think your a way faster rider than all your friends are then. most of my friends also ride gixers and r1s i only know one guy with a second gen 10r and the few that i have let ride my bike have gave me nothing but good comments about it except about the handeling which i do accept the first gens tend to feel alittle shaky and nervous compared to other bikesAll my buddys ride R1's, GSXR's and a couple Ducatti's and I can take them all from 0-140 ish on the RR beacuse of the torque and power down low and mid. This is what I want from the Kaw but more troughout the whole band, hope it produces;I am a 260lbs guy so I like the low and mid torque most. I will find out Saturday when I get to FL.