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Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Honda 996cc to 1 Litre

Updated on January 30, 2009

 Honda VTR 1000 F Firestorm is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 996 cc, water cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 98 mm x 66 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.4:1. The powerplant creates a total of 110 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 193, which in Imperial measure equals 424.6 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 3.86. 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.

Honda XL 1000 V Varadero bears an engine which is an 996 cc, liquid cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 98 mm x 66 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 94 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 244, a mass that equals 536.8 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 5.71. 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.

Honda CB 1000R bears an engine which is an 998 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 75 mm x 56.5 mm, providing a compression ratio of 11.2:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 123 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 194, which in American units converts out to be 426.8 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 3.47. That results in 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.

Honda CBF 1000 ABS features a motor engineered as a 998 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine features a bore and stroke of 75 mm x 56.5 mm, providing a compression ratio of 11:1. The engine cranks out a total of 98 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 228, a mass that equals 501.6 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 5.12. With that figure determined, it can now 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.

Honda CB 1000R ABS has an engine that is set up as an 998 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The motor has a bore and stroke of 75 mm x 56.5 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 11.2:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 123 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 194, which in Imperial measure equals 426.8 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 3.47. That figure determines 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.

Honda VTR 1000 SP-2 (RC51) has an engine that is an 999 cc, liquid cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 100 mm x 63.6 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 10.8:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 136 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 194, which equates to 426.8 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 3.14. 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.

Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade has an engine that is set up as an 999.8 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line/. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 76 mm x 55.1 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 12.3:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 174 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 199, which in American units converts out to be 437.8 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 2.52. 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.

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