Ok, Im pretty new the whole motorcycle thing,
and since Im a recovering cager, there are
somethings in this thread that brought up
questions for me.
turbochargers on motorcycles.
Now I know there have been bikes
that came from the factory with
turbos (I atleast know Kawasaki
made a few way back when) but
I do recall asking a few years
ago all my friends why turbos
were not as popular for bikes
as they are for cars.
Now the most popular reason Ive been
told was something to the effect that
motorcycles are just fast enough as it
is, even with less drastic modifications
than forced induction.
Of course, I didnt buy that. People
always want to go crazy fast.
But the one reason a friend offered
that made the most sense to me was this:
Now Ive never owned a turbocharged
vehicle, but Ive driven a few and know enough
about them to ask that since sudden boost
can sometimes spin out a car in a corner,
the same results on a bike would disastrous.
Thus, making turbos a considerably dangerous
thing for bikes....
is there any truth to this...
about them to know that turbo lag can be a big
problem on cornering if you are not careful,
i.e. a sudden boost of power to the wheels
"screw you guys, Im buying a motorcycle!" - the last thing I said to my car club