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Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Yamaha 1 Litre to 1.3 Litres

Updated on November 30, 2008

 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom has an engine that is an 1063 cc, air cooled, 75° v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 95 mm x 75 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 8.3:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 62 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 259, which converts out to 569.8 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 9.19. 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.

Yamaha XVS 1100 Dragstar Classic is designed around an engine that is an 1063 cc, air cooled, 75° v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 95 mm x 75 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 8.3:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 62 horsepower. When a calculation is performed where that amount of horsepower is divided against the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 272, which in Imperial measure equals 598.4 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 9.65. This final analysis shows 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.

Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado features a motor engineered as a 1063 cc, air cooled, 75° v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 95 mm x 75 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 8.3:1. The engine cranks out a total of 62 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 289, a mass that equals 635.8 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 10.25. With that figure determined, it can now be concluded that this bike 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.

Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe bears an engine which is an 1294 cc, liquid cooled, 70° v-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 79 mm x 66 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 10:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 98 horsepower. When this maximum power generation is divided by the vehicle's dry weight in kilograms of 357, which in American units converts out to be 785.4 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 8.01. 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.

Yamaha Royal Star Venture has an engine that is set up as an 1294 cc, water cooled, v-4. The engine features a bore and stroke of 79 mm x 66 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 10:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 98 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 366, which in Imperial measure equals 805.2 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 8.22. That figure determines that this motorcycle 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.

Yamaha FJR 1300A bears an engine which is an 1298 cc, liquid cooled, 4 - cylinders,. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 79 mm x 66.2 mm, providing a compression ratio of 10.8:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 143 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 264, which in Imperial measure equals 580.8 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 4.06. This motorcycle is thereby generating a power to weight ratio which gives it 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.

 

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