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

Updated on November 30, 2008

 Ducati Monster 695 is designed around an engine that is an 695 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 88 mm x 57.2 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 73 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 168, a weight that is equivalent to 369.6 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 5.06. 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.

Ducati Monster 696 is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 696 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 88 mm x 57.2 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10.6:1. The powerplant creates a total of 80 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 161, a total dry weight which is equal to 354.2 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 4.43. 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.

Ducati 848 has an engine that is set up as an 849.4 cc, liquid cooled, l-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 94 mm x 61.2 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 12:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 134 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 168, a weight that is equivalent to 369.6 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 2.76. Therefore, it can be concluded that this bike 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.

Ducati Desmosedici RR features a motor engineered as a 989 cc, liquid cooled, l-4. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 86 mm x 42.56 mm, providing a compression ratio of 13.5:1. The engine cranks out a total of 200 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 171, which equates to 376.2 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 1.88. The final result is 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 GT 1000 is designed with an engine configured as a 992 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 94 mm x 71.5 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine generates a strong 92 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 185, which equals 407 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 4.42. Those figures provide 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 Monster S2R 1000 has an engine that is an 992 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 94 mm x 71.5 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 95 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 178, which in American units converts out to be 391.6 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 4.12. 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.

Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto is designed around an engine that is an 992 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 94 mm x 71.5 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 92 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 186, a mass that equals 409.2 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 4.45. This final analysis shows 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 Sport 1000 S is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 992 cc, air cooled, l-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 94 mm x 71.5 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 10:1. The powerplant creates a total of 92 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 181, a weight that is equivalent to 398.2 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 4.33. 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.

Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta features a motor engineered as a 998 cc, liquid cooled, l-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 100 mm x 63.5 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 11.4:1. The engine cranks out a total of 130 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 177, which in Imperial measure equals 389.4 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. With that figure determined, it can now be concluded that this bike 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.

Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore is designed with an engine configured as a 998 cc, liquid cooled, l-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 100 mm x 63.5 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 11.4:1. The engine generates a strong 130 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 177, which equates to 389.4 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 3. Therefore, this motorcycle has earned 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.

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