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

Updated on November 30, 2008

Honda CBR 1100 XX Super blackbird is designed around an engine that is an 1137 cc, water cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 79 mm x 58 mm, and has a compression ratio of 11:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 152 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 227, which in Imperial measure equals 499.4 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 3.29. This final analysis shows 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 STX 1300 Pan European ABS bears an engine which is an 1261 cc, water cooled, 90° v-4. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 78 mm x 66 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10.8:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 118 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 283, a weight that is equivalent to 622.6 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 5.28. That results in 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 1300 is designed around an engine that is an 1284 cc, water cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 78 mm x 67.2 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.6:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 114 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 230, which equates to 506 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 4.44. 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.

Honda CB 1300 S is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1284 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 78 mm x 67.2 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.6:1. The powerplant creates a total of 114 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 236, which equals 519.2 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 4.55. That final calculation gives this motorcycle 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 VTX 1300 S features a motor engineered as a 1312 cc, liquid cooled, 52° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 89.5 mm x 104.3 mm, and has a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine cranks out a total of 74 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 300, which equals 660 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 8.92. With that figure determined, it can now be concluded that this bike has a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Honda VTX 1800 F is designed with an engine configured as a 1795 cc, liquid cooled, v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 112 mm, providing a compression ratio of 9:1. The engine generates a strong 107 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 337, which converts out to 741.4 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 6.93. Therefore, this motorcycle has earned a Murdercycle Rating of "E": HAZARD which means that if this motorcycle absolutely has to be operated on public highways, then it should be ridden only by a mature, skilled adult with extensive experience and superb judgment.

Honda GL 1800 Gold wing features a motor engineered as a 1832 cc, liquid cooled, 6 - cylinders boxer,. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 74 mm x 71 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine cranks out a total of 117 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 363, which converts out to 798.6 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 6.83. The final result is that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "E": HAZARD which means that if this motorcycle absolutely has to be operated on public highways, then it should be ridden only by a mature, skilled adult with extensive experience and superb judgment.