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Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Bimota

Updated on November 30, 2008

 Bimota DB5R bears an engine which is an 1079 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° l-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 95 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 169, which equates to 371.8 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 3.91. 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.

Bimota DB5S has an engine that is set up as an 1079 cc, oil/air cooled, l-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 95 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 189, which equals 415.8 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 4.38. 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.

Bimota DB6 Delirio is designed around an engine that is an 1078 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° l-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 98 mm x 71.5 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 95 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 177, which converts out to 389.4 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 4.1. 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.

Bimota DB6R Delirio is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1078 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° l-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The powerplant creates a total of 95 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 170, a mass that equals 374 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 3.94. 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.

Bimota DB7 has an engine that is an 1099 cc, liquid cooled, 90° l-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 104 mm x 64.7 mm, and has a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 160 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 170, a weight that is equivalent to 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 2.34. With that power to weight figure, this motorcycle can now be determined to have a Murdercycle Rating of "A": EXTREME which means that it is unsafe for anyone except for highly trained professional riders with years of experience on major racetracks!

Bimota Tesi 3D features a motor engineered as a 1079 cc, oil/air cooled, 90° l-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine cranks out a total of 97 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 168, a total dry weight which is equal to 369.6 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 3.81. 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.

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