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

Updated on November 30, 2008

 Moto Guzzi Nevada Classic 750 is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 744 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 80 mm x 74 mm, and has a compression ratio of 9.6:1. The powerplant creates a total of 48 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 184, which equals 404.8 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 8.43. That final calculation gives this motorcycle 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.

Moto Guzzi Breva 750 has an engine that is set up as an 744 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 80 mm x 74 mm, providing a compression ratio of 9.6:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 48 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 182, which equates to 400.4 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 8.34. Therefore, it can 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.

Moto Guzzi Breva 850 is designed around an engine that is an 877 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 92 mm x 66 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 72 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 231, which equals 508.2 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 7.06. This final analysis shows 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.

Moto Guzzi Griso 850 has an engine that is set up as an 877 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 92 mm x 66 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.8:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 75 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 227, which in Imperial measure equals 499.4 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 6.66. That figure determines 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.

Moto Guzzi Bellagio bears an engine which is an 935.6 cc, air cooled, 90° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 95 mm x 66 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 73 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 224, which in Imperial measure equals 492.8 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 6.75. This motorcycle is thereby generating a power to weight ratio which gives it 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.

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