Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Buell

 Buell 1125R has an engine that is an 1125 cc, liquid cooled, v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 103 mm x 67.5 mm, providing a compression ratio of 12.3:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 146 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 170, which equals 374 pounds, the calculation can now be executed which shows the power to weight ratio as expressed as pounds of the motorcycle's dry weight which is driven by each horsepower. This bike's pounds per horsepower result is 2.56. With that number finally determined, we can now conclude that this bike has a Murdercycle Rating of "B": HIGH-DANGER which means that no one other than a motorcycle racer with at least a year or so of experience should ride it, and then only on a race or test track.

Buell Blast features a motor engineered as a 492 cc, air cooled, single cylinder. The motor's bore and stroke is 88.9 mm x 79.4 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine cranks out a total of 34 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 163, which converts out to 358.6 pounds, we end up with a calculation of pounds per horsepower, which is an industry standard manner of determining the overall real world power of the vehicle. In this motorcycle's case, the power to weight ratio is 10.55. The final result is that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "G": OVER-POWERED which means that even a rider with a couple of years of street experience on a smaller displacement motorcycle should exercise caution as this bike is powerful enough to get them into trouble.

Buell Firebolt XB9R is designed with an engine configured as a 984 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 88.9 mm x 79.4 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine generates a strong 92 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 175, a mass that equals 385 pounds, we can now calculate the ratio of pounds per horsepower, a fairly standard calculation in the motor vehicle world which will allow you to determine the motorcycle's actual performance on the street. In the case of this bike, its power to weight ratio is 4.18. Those figures provide a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell Firebolt XB12R bears an engine which is an 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 88.9 mm x 96.82 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 103 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 179, a weight that is equivalent to 393.8 pounds, it is now possible to determine the ratio of pounds per horsepower, which is a good way to estimate the motorcycle's actual performance in everyday use. This bike's power to weight ratio is 3.82. That results in a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX has an engine that is set up as an 984 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 88.9 mm x 79.4 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 92 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 177, a total dry weight which is equal to 389.4 pounds, the calculation of pounds per horsepower is now possible: a measurement that is generally utilized to determine the motorcycle's overall performance. In this case, the power to weight ratio is 4.23. That figure determines that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss is designed around an engine that is an 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 88.9 mm x 96.82 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 103 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 181, which in American units converts out to be 398.2 pounds, the pounds per horsepower can now be precisely measured in a determination which is a very accurate reflection of this particular motorcycle's total performance on the street or track. In the case of this bike, the power to weight ratio is 3.87. That figure equates out to a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell Lightning XB12S is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 88.9 mm x 96.82 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 10:1. The powerplant creates a total of 103 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 179, which in Imperial measure equals 393.8 pounds, the actual ratio of this motorcycle's actual performance while being ridden can be determined with a high degree of accuracy. The pounds per horsepower determines what the power to weight ratio is, and in this bike's case, that figure is 3.82. That final calculation gives this motorcycle a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell Lightning XB12Scg has an engine that is an 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 88.9 mm x 96.82 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 103 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 179, which equates to 393.8 pounds, the calculation can now be executed which shows the power to weight ratio as expressed as pounds of the motorcycle's dry weight which is driven by each horsepower. This bike's pounds per horsepower result is 3.82. With that power to weight figure, this motorcycle can now be determined to have a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell Lightning XB12STT features a motor engineered as a 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 88.9 mm x 96.82 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine cranks out a total of 103 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 181, which equals 398.2 pounds, we end up with a calculation of pounds per horsepower, which is an industry standard manner of determining the overall real world power of the vehicle. In this motorcycle's case, the power to weight ratio is 3.87. With that figure determined, it can now be concluded that this bike has a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell XB12X is designed with an engine configured as a 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine generates a strong 103 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 193, which converts out to 424.6 pounds, we can now calculate the ratio of pounds per horsepower, a fairly standard calculation in the motor vehicle world which will allow you to determine the motorcycle's actual performance on the street. In the case of this bike, its power to weight ratio is 4.12. Therefore, this motorcycle has earned a Murdercycle Rating of "C": EXCESSIVE which means that it should only be operated on a racetrack by at least amateur racers who already have gained a measure of experience, and never on a public highway.

Buell XB12XT bears an engine which is an 1203 cc, oil/air cooled, 45° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 103 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 211, a mass that equals 464.2 pounds, it is now possible to determine the ratio of pounds per horsepower, which is a good way to estimate the motorcycle's actual performance in everyday use. This bike's power to weight ratio is 4.51. This motorcycle is thereby generating a power to weight ratio which gives it a Murdercycle Rating of "D": MENACE which means that this motorcycle should never be operated on public highways but would be suitable for a privateer racetrack rider. 

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ron 7 years ago

Buell Blast overpowered? Hal, you're a moron.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Power to weight ratio of 10.5. Overpowered for anything but a race track. You're the moron! :)

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