Join Date: Mar 2019
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What is your definition of performance? I don't know your riding experience, so I'll assume you're a casual street rider with a few years and maybe 5k mi/year (but do correct me/us if I'm wrong)
Spending thousands for a few HP is kinda pointless IMO. The bike is quite capable as-is. If you haven't done a trackday: that is the best bang for your buck. You will learn a TON and that performance mod (you) is portable to any bike. Install some quality rubber, make sure the bike is mechanically sound/tuned up, and have fun.
My idea of performance for any bike is handling. If you happen to be quick at the track: geometry and suspension are what you need to address with this bike. A linear rear link, better rear shock, proper trail #'s (triple tree offset), and sprung for your weight becomes necessary. But that's really the limit of what you *need* to do (again: my opinion).
Your model year ECU can be tuned without needing a piggyback system (e.g. Powercommander): TuneBoy and TuneECU are 2 options. Do a search for those if interested. While generally aimed at re-tuning if you have full exhaust, airbox mods, etc...it can be beneficial if you want to dial in other aspects such as rev limiter.