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

Updated on January 31, 2009

 BMW HP2 MegaMoto features a motor engineered as a 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 73 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine cranks out a total of 113 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 179, a weight that is equivalent to 393.8 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 3.48. The final result is that this motorcycle 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.

BMW HP2 Sport is designed with an engine configured as a 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 101 mm x 73 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine generates a strong 133 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 178, a total dry weight which is equal to 391.6 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 2.94. Those figures provide 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.

BMW K 1200 GT bears an engine which is an 1157 cc, water cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The motor's bore and stroke is 79 mm x 59 mm, and has a compression ratio of 13:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 152 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 249, which in American units converts out to be 547.8 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 3.6. 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.

BMW K 1200 LT has an engine that is set up as an 1172 cc, water cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine features a bore and stroke of 70.5 mm x 75 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10.8:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 116 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 353, which in Imperial measure equals 776.6 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 6.69. That figure determines that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "E": HAZARD which means that if this motorcycle absolutely has to be operated on public highways, then it should be ridden only by a mature, skilled adult with extensive experience and superb judgment.

BMW K 1200 R is designed around an engine that is an 1157 cc, water cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 79 mm x 59 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 13:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 163 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 211, which equates to 464.2 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 2.85. That figure equates out to 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.

BMW K 1200 R Sport is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1157 cc, water cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The motor has a bore and stroke of 79 mm x 59 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 13:1. The powerplant creates a total of 163 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 215, which equals 473 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 2.9. That final calculation gives this motorcycle 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.

BMW K 1200 S has an engine that is an 1157 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 79 mm x 59 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 13:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 167 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 226, which converts out to 497.2 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 2.98. With that power to weight figure, this motorcycle can now be determined to have 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.

BMW R 1200 GS features a motor engineered as a 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 101 mm x 73 mm, and has a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine cranks out a total of 105 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 203, a mass that equals 446.6 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 4.25. 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.

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is designed with an engine configured as a 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The motor's bore and stroke is 101 mm x 73 mm, providing a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine generates a strong 105 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 223, a weight that is equivalent to 490.6 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 4.67. 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.

BMW R 1200 R bears an engine which is an 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The engine features a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 73 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 109 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 198, a total dry weight which is equal to 435.6 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. This motorcycle is thereby generating a power to weight ratio which gives it 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.

BMW R 1200 RT has an engine that is set up as an 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 101 mm x 73 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 12:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 110 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 229, which in American units converts out to be 503.8 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 4.58. Therefore, it can be concluded 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.

BMW R 1200 S is designed around an engine that is an 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The motor has a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 73 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 122 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 190, which in Imperial measure equals 418 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 3.43. This final analysis shows that this motorcycle 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.

BMW R 1200 ST is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1170 cc, oil/air cooled, 2 - cylinders boxer,. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 73 mm, and has a compression ratio of 12:1. The powerplant creates a total of 110 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 205, which equates to 451 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 4.1. This figure means 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.

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