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

Updated on November 30, 2008

 BMW F 650 GS is designed with an engine configured as a 798 cc, water cooled, 2 - cylinders in line. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 82 mm x 75.6 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine generates a strong 71 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 179, which in American units converts out to be 393.8 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 5.55. 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 F 800 GS bears an engine which is an 798 cc, water cooled, twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 82 mm x 75 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 85 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 185, which in Imperial measure equals 407 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 4.79. 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.

BMW F 800 S has an engine that is set up as an 798 cc, water cooled, 2 - cylinders in line. The motor's bore and stroke is 82 mm x 75.6 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 12:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 85 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 182, which equates to 400.4 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 4.71. 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 F 800 ST is designed around an engine that is an 798 cc, water cooled, 2 - cylinders in line. The engine features a bore and stroke of 82 mm x 75.6 mm, and has a compression ratio of 12:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 85 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 187, which equals 411.4 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 4.84. This final analysis shows 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.

BMW G 650 Xchallenge is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 652 cc, water cooled, single cylinder,. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 100 mm x 83 mm, providing a compression ratio of 11.5:1. The powerplant creates a total of 53 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 144, which converts out to 316.8 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 5.98. 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.

BMW G 650 Xcountry has an engine that is an 652 cc, water cooled, single cylinder,. The motor has a bore and stroke of 100 mm x 83 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 11.5:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 53 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 148, a mass that equals 325.6 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 6.14. 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.

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