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

Updated on January 28, 2009

 Ducati Hypermotard bears an engine which is an 1078 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 90 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 179, which converts out 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 4.38. 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.

Ducati Hypermotard S has an engine that is set up as an 1078 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 90 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 177, a mass that equals 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 4.33. 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.

Ducati Multistrada 1100 bears an engine which is an 1078 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 98 mm x 71.5 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 95 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 196, which equals 431.2 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 4.54. 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.

Ducati Multistrada 1100 S has an engine that is set up as an 1078 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 98 mm x 71.5 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 95 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 196, which converts out to 431.2 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 4.54. 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.

Ducati 1098 is designed around an engine that is an 1099 cc, liquid cooled, l-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 104 mm x 64.7 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 160 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 173, a total dry weight which is equal to 380.6 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 2.38. This final analysis shows that this motorcycle has 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!

Ducati 1098 S has an engine that is an 1099 cc, liquid cooled, l-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 104 mm x 64.7 mm, and has a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 160 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 171, which in Imperial measure equals 376.2 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 2.35. With that number finally determined, we can now conclude that this bike has 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!

Ducati 1098 R is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1198.4 cc, liquid cooled, l-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 106 mm x 67.9 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The powerplant creates a total of 180 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 165, which in American units converts out to be 363 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 2.02. This figure means that this motorcycle has 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!

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