California based Moto Mechanica's Cagiva Gran Canyon 980cc nitrous hillclimber!   March 2006
USA's fastest Cagiva Hillclimber!

The Cagiva Gran Canyon
was the second Italian branded big bore dual purpose bike ever made. The Moto Guzzi 1000 Quota broke out the original "bigger is better" off-road styling 1991 and Cagiva released their "Paris - Dakar style" entry in 1997. 

The picture on the left is what happened when somebody decided to "prove" that the GC was a real dirtbike. He just took off the lights and some spare brackets........

Factory Pro designed a special chip for the bike and used the super accurate EC997 dyno to dial in the wet nitrous system.

If we can do that to THAT bike - imagine how nice we can do your street Gran Canyon!



Factory Pro "GP Gold" series EPROM



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Cagiva Gran Canyon Chip
(fix full throttle / low rpm running, pulls harder everywhere, makes more full throttle power - Factory Pro exclusive / EC997 dyno developed - super SMOOTH cruise!)

Cagiva Gran Canyon
Stock exhaust - stock air filter

RED = Factory Pro Chip >>>

BLUE = stock chip

NOTE!  HP figures are TRUE HP (not dynojet horsepower)

True HP x 1.1 to 1.2 = dynojet horsepower


NOTE! Above HP figures are TRUE HP (not dynojet horsepower)


"Country boy" Gran Canyon handles New York City rush hour traffic with ease!

I installed  your Gran Canyon chip last Friday and I am totally impressed. I noticed a major improvement immediately. Rode for an hour in NYC Friday rush hour traffic and the engine was 100% happier. Worth every penny. Thanks for making a great bike even better.

Jim Colletti
2008 April 21

Cagiva Gran Canyon

The bike

The Gran Canyon is a "different" bike - delivering incredible handling, light weight and strong, torquey engine output - Light and a "hoot" to ride!

The FI mapping, is, well, OK.
Cruise smoothness is usually of OK -  snap engine response is pretty good and topend / full throttle power is all right.

Eprom/Chip Performance benefits

So - what is there to gain from replacing the stock "chip" or "eprom"?

2nd gear / cruise operation could be "silky", engine snap response could be very lively and full throttle power at high rpm could be improved - closer to other contemporary twins.

Just like we did this year with the Aprilia Mille's, using the EC997 4 Gas EGA Low inertia dyno systems, (less common and much more finely developed than any current dj dynos)  we have developed a set of fuel maps, air temp correction maps, coolant temp correction maps, cylinder compensation maps, offset maps and acceleration maps that optimize engine performance beyond any other current retail maps or power commanders of any configuration.

Can you do that with any silly "Auto Tuned" procedure? Absolutely "Not".
It takes a human being to adjust maps to "feel" best and to respond with at a rate that feels "right".
 A computer CAN'T do that. It can only go by inhuman numbers.
Inhuman tuning? Go slower.
Lovingly hand crafted maps? Go quicker!


From the tuners with more (successful) mc Fuel Injection tuning experience than just about any other USA company.....
(we tune Bosch, Denso, Mag-Mar, Suzuki and
pc's (if it's the only option).

A Gran Canyon "chip" that works.
At full throttle, part throttle, closed throttle and every point in between!

These chips deliver smooth running at cruise, full throttle AND at part throttle - even at 3k and 9k rpm!
Smooth. Silk. More power, everywhere.
That's about it. Simple.

$295 (drop-in chip)     and    $775 - (for custom programming)
selected Factory Pro Tuning Centers
(~1 week turnaround for custom tuning)
(BTW - a power commander will never reach the potential performance of a native chip as stated by dj dyno owner)

(for information)

How did WE do it - and not the others?
You would need a 4 Gas EGA EC997 Low Inertia Eddy Current Dyno to know.
We developed the FLUX Factor.
Smooth cruise.
We designed the dyne system around it.
We use the same dyne system that we sell.

No other dyno will provide the dyno information required to improve the 996sps as much as we have.

We take trade-ins on competing dyno systems.

Still tuning by luck?


What does it take to design a map for a fuel injection system? A few things.

An exquisite low inertia dyno, the 4 Gas EC997, that can measure part throttle engine smoothness (State of the Art dyno feature - and not a dj feature)
A willing customer or 2 or 3.....
30 years of experience performance tuning for power and tuning street motorcycles for low speed / part throttle drivability - We don't have to mention Aprilia, Yoshimura, Muzzy, Honda, Yamaha US as users....
Software to find maps and index maps.
Realtime Emulators, EPROM burners, UV EPROM Erasers, lots and lots of chips.....

Lot's of test rides....... (Gee - that's a "bummer"! :-))

Patience. Patience. Patience. Dedication. A desire to do the best.

The Magneti-Marrelli ECU's and "shower type" 748r injector setup used on the Ducati has unique issues, among other things.
If one has the patience to properly tune, one can fine tune to the perfection - if you have the time, the tuning experience and the 4 Gas EC997 dyno.
You'd have to tune by "luck" on another brand of dyno with a 900# drum and an eddy current brake hug on the side of it and an o2 sensor that provides false "A/F Ratios"

Power and Drivability to the 748r and 996! The Most and Best.

Call. Get one. It's good for you and your Ducati!

Email about the Power Commander Trade-in Upgrade Program and the competitive EPROM upgrade program.
Trade-in info request

Customer Feedback on Magnetti-Marelli  EFI systems tuned on the 4 Gas EGA EC997 Dyno.

Factory Pro GP Gold EPROM
2000 748R - "drop-in" std. chip
Subject: 748R chip
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 12:15:40 -0600
From: "Chris Curnen" <>

I just wanted to tell you that the chip I got from you for my 748R is great. Do you have any for my street going 2001 748 S?

Chris Curnen
Sprocket Specialists

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Factory Pro GP Gold EPROM
2000 748R - tuned at Laguna Seca Raceway - AMA / WSB event
Subject:  my 748R
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 21:15:28 -0400
From: "" <>
To: "" <>

Sorry for not emailing you sooner, I've been too busy riding my bike!
The chip you developed for my 748R is simply awesome. I still can't believe the improvement in low/midrange power and throttle response. I was getting tired of hearing all the reasons other tuning experts were giving about not being able to fix the 1500 rpm wide flatspot from 4K to 5.5K. The bike now pulls hard from any rpm and from any throttle position.
I can't thank you enough!


Gary Milcheck

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