A-Men BothaOriginally posted by Strong Bad
It would be safe to say that most of us here simply would not be able to extract the full potential of these motorcycles. Not even to the last 20%.
It's a sure thing that anyone here would be totally happy with the power output any of these liter bikes produce.
Finally, it's damn near sure that these things shouldn't even be street legal! But, so long as they are, I think I'll take one.
Has Kawasaki really released official horsepower specifications for the ZX-10R? I have not seen any information about that. 165 hp from the rear seems a bit optimistic.Originally posted by dj dunzie
Yamaha's claimed 180hp at the crank probably won't be enough to top Kawi's claimed 165hp at the wheel, and both sound well up on the Gixxer thou. The Honda is reportedly down on power to the others so they say.
Yep. That's the reality. And I think that all 4 of them will be so powerfull, that few ponies here or there doesn't mean sh*t Originally posted by dj dunzie
Of course, manufacturer horsepower claims mean about as much as marriage vows to a movie star, so we'll have to wait till they're released to the testers...
Not to disagree but kawasaki.com usually has the spec's of the new Kawasaki's long before any magizine. When they put up the 636's figures no magizine had even ridden one yet. So far Kawasaki has not offically realsed dry weight specs, horse power specs, torque specs, etc. And I sincerlly doubt that MCN knows anything more than a guesstimate.Originally posted by dj dunzie
MCN (Motorcycle News) has been showing a figure of 160hp for the new 10R for some time now, but I can't seem to find now the article I read that claimed 165hp. Regardless, as you say, they're all going to put out stoopit power, more than most mortals will ever be able to put to the ground effectively, especially on the street.