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Re: [ST] Higher RPM for racing?
- Subject: Re: [ST] Higher RPM for racing?
- From: Matt Knowles <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 08:53:25 -0700
On Aug 22, 2006, at 2:54 PM, Joel Ashman wrote:
> It seems to me (a non racer) that given 2 motors with
> the same displacement, one with 12000 RPM and 150 HP (and a peaky
> curve) and
> a 6000 RPM 150 HP (flat curve) that the lower one would be more usable
> the track.
The major flaw in your argument is that for the same displacement, a
motor that can spin at twice the RPM can theoretically make twice the
horsepower. Real world there is less difference but enough that you'd
never win with a bike that could only spin 6000. Assuming we're talking
road racing here and not flat tracking.
Matt Knowles - Ferndale, CA -
'99 Sprint ST - for going fast and far (2CZUSA)
'01 KLR650 (A15) - for exploring the North Coast backroads
'97 KLX300 & '01 Lakota - for playing in the dirt
'79 KZ400 - just because it was the first vehicle I ever owned
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