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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by btcn, Jul 24, 2012.
Easy! there is only one answer V-MAX
hayabusa 155 nm =114 ft ibs,at 7200 but its a very flat and smooth tourque curve.And despite the look the riding position is pretty relaxed
Europe has gone diesel in a big way. The new diesels are amazing, BMW M550d, puts out 381bhp, 740 newton meters, between 2000-3000rpm, it does the 0-60mph in 4,9 sec, top it all of with 45mpg! So yeah, bring out the diesel bikes, i think there is a bloke in Holland that put's a diesel motor into a KTM frame, quite expensive at the moment though.
Yeah, i drive a diesel Skoda, 270 000 miles, virtually trouble free, cheap to run.
Everyone always overlooks the Z1000...
They did make a diesel motorcycle, it had less Hp and torque than the gas engine it replaced http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/0604dp_100_mpg_diesel_motorcycle/viewall.html
STOP LUGGING YOUR MOTORCYCLES!!!
You should be in 4th gear at 60 mph on a Rocket III.
Less power than a KLR engine, they had to have really been trying .
+1, It has the same GREAT engine of the Road Star, but it's lighter and it actually handles. My father-in-laws stock Road Star will spank his Harley Night Train in all categories except handling. I can't seem to corner that thing anywhere without dragging the floor boards. The Yamaha is his daily driver, they're both 04's, and the Road Star has over 30K miles vs. the Harley's 6K. The Yamaha's engine is smother and feels MUCH stronger.
A friend has the RS Warrior though, and it is an absolute blast to ride. IF I were buying a cruiser (which is not likely) it would definitely be an RS Warrior.
I bet if you managed to put a turbo on it it would change things quite a bit
It's probably not much fun to ride, but 100mpg would be pretty sweet with the price of fuel lately. But wait, I guess you can already get 100mpg on a scooter that's also not much fun to ride
To the OP: Consider a Valkyrie to replace your Shadow. Honest 100 ft/lb of torque. Jewel of a motor. Awesome brakes. Crappy cornering clearance. Lots of torque for the money.
Well, considering the thread was started over a year ago then abandoned for a few months till resurrected, I wonder if the OP actually purchased a new bike?
Ninja 1000 owner here. It still boggles my mind sometimes how well Kawi nailed that power curve but did so in an inline 4.
0-60 in just under 10 seconds, that thing is probably awful to ride
With all the talk of the RS Warrior, it surprises me that people forget about the RS Raider. With the mods im running my last dyno session showed 112ftlbs torque and 104 hp. Surprisingly hard pulling cruiser. Its my female toter scooter.
I know its no "adventure" bike by some of yalls standards, but it will SPANK every harley except the V-rods, and will do so till 80mph. The Honda 1800 will give it a serious run for its money, but victorys usually hurt my feelings a touch.
This thing will pull your arms off.
Modded GPz1100 engine in a 750 frame.
Are you planning on pulling stumps with your "torquey" motorcycle? I don't understand the insistence on HUGE torque and low RPM.
If you want low RPM torque you'll need this.
133 ft/lbs from 0 to 6,400 RPM
if you really want tourqe then you need to lean towards KTM
as far as sport bike the RC8 with well over 150 brake hp in a V-twin
or as far as touring the 2014 ADventure 1190 V-twin also with 150 brake hp
and tons of tourqe.
Shut up and hold on
How long will it take you to put 100k miles on your bike?
How many miles on the bike you ride now?
This is a weird thread.
I... dont even.. know how to respond.
Just consider it the "My favorite v-twin thread".
OK, so I'm the baby of the discussion, with only a 750cc twin in my Aprilia. It pulls well from 4K to 9K rpm, but only makes about 60 ft-lbs (92 hp, though). I changed my gearing to be more compatible with off roading, so I'm spinning 7K at 85 mph. It has a nice low hum at that speed. It is a screamer in triple digit speeds.
Aprilia does make a 1200cc twin that would be more in line with what the OP is looking for in a motor, but the touring bikes are expensive. The Dorsoduro is a bit more affordable. Personally, I would love to tour on a 1200cc supermoto with a custom seat. We don't need no stinking windshield!