Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Moto Guzzi Over 1 Litre

 Moto Guzzi California Classic features a motor engineered as a 1064 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 92 mm x 80 mm, and has a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine cranks out a total of 72 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 251, a weight that is equivalent to 552.2 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 7.67. The final result is that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 ABS is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1064 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 92 mm x 80 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The powerplant creates a total of 86 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 236, which converts out to 519.2 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 6.04. This figure means that this motorcycle has 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.

Moto Guzzi California Vintage is designed with an engine configured as a 1064 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 92 mm x 80 mm, providing a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine generates a strong 72 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 263, a total dry weight which is equal to 578.6 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 8.04. Those figures provide a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 is designed around an engine that is an 1064 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 92 mm x 80 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 88 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 227, which equates to 499.4 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 5.68. That figure equates out to 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.

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 ABS has an engine that is an 1151 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 95 mm x 81.2 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 96 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 236, a mass that equals 519.2 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 5.41. With that number finally determined, we can now conclude that this bike has 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.

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V bears an engine which is an 1151 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 95 mm x 81.2 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 11:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 110 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 222, which in American units converts out to be 488.4 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 4.44. 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.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio has an engine that is an 1151 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 95 mm x 81.2 mm, providing a compression ratio of 11:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 110 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 214, which converts out to 470.8 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 4.28. 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.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport ABS is designed with an engine configured as a 1151 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 95 mm x 81.2 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine generates a strong 95 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 234, which in American units converts out to be 514.8 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 5.42. Therefore, this motorcycle has earned 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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