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Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Victory

Updated on November 30, 2008

 Victory Kingpin is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1634 cc, oil/air cooled, 50° v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 102 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The powerplant creates 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 307, a mass that equals 675.4 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 7.34. 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.

Victory V 92 C has an engine that is an 1507 cc, oil/air cooled, 50° v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 97 mm x 102 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 75 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 288, a weight that is equivalent to 633.6 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 8.45. With that power to weight figure, this motorcycle can now be determined to have 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.

Victory Vegas features a motor engineered as a 1634 cc, oil/air cooled, 50° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 102 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The engine cranks out a total of 92 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 298, a total dry weight which is equal to 655.6 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 7.13. With that figure determined, it can now be concluded that this bike 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.

Victory Vision Street is designed with an engine configured as a 1731 cc, oil/air cooled, 50° v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 101 mm x 102 mm, and has a compression ratio of 9.4:1. The engine generates a strong 92 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 365, which in American units converts out to be 803 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 8.73. Therefore, this motorcycle has earned 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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