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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Long stroke engines must be respected, they won World War 1 for us.
They have a place. Not everybody wants zip around at 6k rpm.
I prefer long strokes over short strokes ....
I usually pass em!!!
On my Harley
But the important question is, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Ah yes, pictures--
Old pfarts with attitudes:
Power = torque x rpm
Horsepower = torque x rpm / 5252.
If 6000 is the speed limit its not zipping now is it?
......and where did I bash anything. I stated that long strokes tear themselves apart at high rpm regardless of configuration YOU are the one inferring that I have an issue with this.
The reason that I don't like Harleys is the air cooling, I don't like airheads. That 1050 I noted is a pretty long stroke for a sport application.
Sure it is. I wasn't talking about the speed as much as the character of the motor.
Less than half of the tach, same as a big twin going 2000.
Zinging is 10 grand, now you are going somewhere.
Yes they have there place... That place is a firmly established vast majority of bikes on the road over 600cc.
Or -1 +2 geared Speed Triples.
Speed Triples force maniacal behavior.
That has nothing to do with the character of the engine.
I didn't know it's snowing in the US already.
If not, what's up with the bench racing and cock-comparing?
It's raining here. Cagers in Dallas can't drive in the best conditions, let alone rain.
So you have a venetta against RPM? OK, noted.
No. I like all bikes. I have owned a harley before, had a Kawasaki concours for a while, right now I'm on a honda shadow. There's just not much in common between the two basic engine types. Comparing one to the other to say one is better is kinda crazy.