as someone who has gone through most of the machinations of high performance upgrades to an older evo motorcycle, i am ecstatic that the M8 engine management software is as efficient as it is.
that the factree can control proprietary parameters that will both satisfy regulatory agencies and provide an excellent motorcycling experience is lost on a lot of enthusiasts. independent tuners have had to make substantial investments in testing and other resources in order to catch up.
i personally don't blame the factree for denying claims made on "outlaw" tuners. faced with hefty fines, they really have no choice. if you r&d a product and then sell it to the public, would you want to warranty "experimental" work on that product when it compromises the original intent and/or design?
the realization that there is only so much you can do with a v-twin engine design (that will please it's buying public) is not lost on the factree. every time a newly-revised platform is brought to market it faces extreme criticism from its devotees.
'18 FLTRX • '04 BAR HOPPER • '94 FLSTC • THE BEST BIKE ...is the one you're on!!!
Last edited by Little Wing; 03-31-2019 at 02:19 PM.