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I will start by saying I am not a horsepower snob. The vast majority of bikes I have ever owned where 500cc or smaller and most had well under 40HP. I currently only ride a 650cc bike.

My question is "Whay do you ride? How heavy is it? What is it rated for horsepower? How many horses does it deliver to the rear wheel (if you know)?"

I just got curious because I was amazed at how some much larger bikes are not putting out much more horses (and sometimes less) than smaller engine bikes.

I was comparing the horsepower ratings of the 900 Custom, the 1600 Mean Streak, and the V2K and was amazed at the small differences.

I personally ride a 2008 Versys 650. It weighs 399lbs and is rated for 72hp. Dyno tests show it manages to get 60hp to the rear wheel.

PS: This thread is not dealing with torque, powerband, hauling, etc...just horsepower.
 

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I ride a 2000 kawasaki ke100 99cc 2 stroke with 11 horsepower probably 8-9 to rear wheel. Top speed around 60 under extreme conditions.
 

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My bike puts out 93hp according to the owners manual, not much for torque though but it goes just fine.
 

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my zx12r is over 160 to the rear wheelI am sure it was atleast mid 500's
the meanie is a slug I don't know what it rates but it doesn't matter thats not what I bought it for
 

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"not about torque"? But that's the golden ticket...........for me anyways. To a V2K junkie, it's not about the horsepower, but all about the torque.
 

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1985 ZL900 Eliminator daily ride
908.00 cc (55.41 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four
Stroke: 4
Power: 105.00 HP (76.6 kW)) @ 9500 RPM
Torque: 85.30 Nm (8.7 kgf-m or 62.9 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM
Max RPM: 10500
Compression: 11.0:1
574 lbs

conflicting reports as some have posted it as high as 115, and as low as 90...
 

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1980 KZ750

Engine type: In-line four
Stroke: 4
Power: 77.00 HP (56.2 kW)) @ 9500 RPM
Compression: 9.5:1
Bore x stroke: 66.0 x 54.0 mm (2.6 x 2.1 inches)
 

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2006 V2K Classic LT

Engine Type Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves

Displacement 2,053cc/125ci

Bore and Stroke 103.0 x 123.2 mm

Maximum Torque 141 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

HP ratings vary from 96.8 to 106 You choose which.
 

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Not sure exactly on the 900 Custom, but my Daytona 675 is rated [email protected] crank, 55FtLbs torque.

HP approx. 115 to the rear wheel (dyno).

Weighs 360Lbs and it definitely will wake you up when ridden.
 

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06 ZX10R

The factory claims 173 horsepower (181 ponies with the assistance of ram-air) and 84.6 lb-ft of torque

crazy speed. first gear doing 60mph whack the throttle and the front wheel is off the ground. :D
 

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I don't guess a 1 hp Percheron draft horse was what you're lookin for?
 

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My 650R is pretty close to your Versys. My Vulcan 1500 Classic is only 54HP on the dyno, I think...
Ya, but it's got enough torque to pull a Weekend Warrior with a couple of quads in it :wink:
 

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I for one, just hope this thread provides me with as much entertainment as the "How fast have you ridden" thread.

$50 says someone will post that they have a CB-ZX-XR 750r with 297 hp. ...in 5th gear. :p :p :p

oh, I almost forgot:
ZX12r - 175hp @ 10500 with 98.6 ft/lb @ 7500 weighs in at 469 lbs dry.
These are the stock numbers. I haven't dyno'd it with the Muzzy and bmc race filters.

Honest guess, probably around 165 rwhp.
 

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You mean like my old neighbors Suzuki 1500 Marauder that had 400hp and will do 200mph?
 

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2006 Suzuki Hayabusa
1298 cc's
172.6 bhp
474 lbs. Dry
546 lbs. Wet
Redline Speeds (Theoretical)
1st 80 mph :rolleyes:
2nd 108 mph :wink:
3rd 137 mph :tongue:
4th 162 mph :cool:
5th 183 mph :cool:
6th 199 mph :shock:
 

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Precisely.
... or the tools who are completely unaware that when they were on their joyride on their "friend's" eyeabuser they were breaking all kinds of records, you know since they hit 250 mph and all. LOL

...sorry to hijack - commence with regularly scheduled programming.....
 

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I for one, just hope this thread provides me with as much entertainment as the "How fast have you ridden" thread.

$50 says someone will post that they have a CB-ZX-XR 750r with 297 hp. ...in 5th gear. :p :p :p

oh, I almost forgot:
ZX12r - 175hp @ 10500 with 98.6 ft/lb @ 7500 weighs in at 469 lbs dry.
These are the stock numbers. I haven't dyno'd it with the Muzzy and bmc race filters.

Honest guess, probably around 165 rwhp.
Actually my 1974 Honda CB400 makes 8,154 HP at the rear wheel....But that was at sea level on a cool morning, just to be fair. :wink:
 

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Honestly I have no idea what a 2004 Goldwing makes for HP....but it revs slowly, will not loft the front tire in a massive wheelie in every gear, or blast past a ZX14 turbo.
Although it does make good torque, and enough acceleration to easily blend into traffic from a merge lane while two up.

As for weight, I have added to my already heavy wing with a few extra goodies........but think the weight is still under my Ford F350 diesel 4x4 for pure poundage, but it must be close. :wink:
 
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