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

Updated on November 30, 2008

Suzuki GS 1200 SS bears an engine which is an 1156 cc, oil cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine features a bore and stroke of 79 mm x 59 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 100 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 209, a mass that equals 459.8 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 4.6. 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.

Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit has an engine that is set up as an 1157 cc, air cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 79 mm x 59 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 98 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 212, a weight that is equivalent to 466.4 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 4.76. 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.

Suzuki GSF 1250 Bandit S is designed around an engine that is an 1255 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The motor has a bore and stroke of 79 mm x 64 mm, and has a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 98 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 229, a total dry weight which is equal to 503.8 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 5.14. This final analysis shows that this motorcycle 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.

Suzuki B-King is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1340 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders,. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 81 mm x 65 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The powerplant creates a total of 162 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 236, which equates to 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 3.2. This figure means 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.

Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa is designed with an engine configured as a 1340 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders,. The engine features a bore and stroke of 81 mm x 65 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The engine generates a strong 197 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 220, which equals 484 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 2.46. Those figures provide 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!

Suzuki Boulevard S83 is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1360 cc, oil/air cooled, v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 94 mm x 98 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.3:1. The powerplant creates a total of 72 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 243, which in Imperial measure equals 534.6 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 7.43. That final calculation gives this motorcycle 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.

Suzuki GSX 1400 SE bears an engine which is an 1402 cc, oil cooled, 4 - cylinders in line. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 81 mm x 68 mm, and has a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 100 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 226, which converts out to 497.2 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 4.97. 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.

Suzuki Boulevard C90T features a motor engineered as a 1462 cc, air cooled, 45° v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 96 mm x 101 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 8.5:1. The engine cranks out a total of 66 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 316, which converts out to 695.2 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 10.53. The final result is that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "G": OVER-POWERED which means that even a rider with a couple of years of street experience on a smaller displacement motorcycle should exercise caution as this bike is powerful enough to get them into trouble.

Suzuki Boulevard M95 bears an engine which is an 1552 cc, liquid cooled, v-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 102 mm x 95 mm, providing a compression ratio of 9.0:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 73 horsepower. Those horses can be equated to the bike's weight in kilograms of 290, a weight that is equivalent to 638 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 8.74. That results in 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.

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• John

7 years ago

While I agree that it can be stupid to put inexperienced riders on machines that are too powerful for them, this is a far to simplistic way of analysing risk, engines deliver power in different ways, you can poot around on a big machine YOU the rider should make the decisions!, This type of scare-tactic just causes hysteria & condemnation from people who often have never ridden a motorcycle, excess weight is just as problematic as horse-power, if you cannot handle the machine, most accidents seem to be caused through other factors, often other non-motorcycle road users!

• Kevin

7 years ago

It is power to weight ratio not the other way around. You need to divide the hp by the weight.

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