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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Moto GP bikes?

How much horse power are those moto gp guys sitting on? Does anyone know?
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250+

( yall feel free to correct me if im off ,but thats what i read)
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( yall feel free to correct me if im off ,but thats what i read)
Sounds good to me......
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( yall feel free to correct me if im off ,but thats what i read)
The July 06 issue of Popular Science has an article on Moto GP bikes.

They list the Ducati at 235 hp and go into more detail on the Honda RC211V. They list the V-5 Honda at 240 HP with a 15,000 rpm redline. 0 to 100 in under 5 seconds with a 215 mph top speed while weighing 322 lbs. Twin 320 mm carbon fiber rotors up front carry the stopping chores.

Before you get too excited about getting one, it says they start at a price of $3,000,000

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The July 06 issue of Popular Science has an article on Moto GP bikes.

They list the Ducati at 235 hp and go into more detail on the Honda RC211V. They list the V-5 Honda at 240 HP with a 15,000 rpm redline. 0 to 100 in under 5 seconds with a 215 mph top speed while weighing 322 lbs. Twin 320 mm carbon fiber rotors up front carry the stopping chores.

Before you get too excited about getting one, it says they start at a price of $3,000,000

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3 million?? That doesn't seem possible to me. What about the yamaha that
V. Rossi rides or the Honda that Hayden has. What are they sittin on? About 250hp, give or take???

Also, sinse I brought horse power up. What about the AMA guys like Matt Maladin and Arron Yates. Are those bikes not as fast as the Moto GP bikes??

I've been wondering how much hp all of these guys bikes have, seein how they can easily pull up a wheelie at well over a 100+ mph.
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it doesn't matter what their top HP is. the problem is trying to keep the front wheel down.

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3 million?? That doesn't seem possible to me. What about the yamaha that
V. Rossi rides or the Honda that Hayden has. What are they sittin on? About 250hp, give or take???

Also, sinse I brought horse power up. What about the AMA guys like Matt Maladin and Arron Yates. Are those bikes not as fast as the Moto GP bikes??

I've been wondering how much hp all of these guys bikes have, seein how they can easily pull up a wheelie at well over a 100+ mph.
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Click on the attachment. I took a picture of the magazine article where the info block is.
Is that a bike that actually races Moto GP? That's crazy, I thought fighter jets cost about 4 million. I can't see a motorcycle costing that much.
What in the hell could they possibly do to make it that much $$$$?
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Click on the attachment. I took a picture of the magazine article where the info block is.
I'm guessing there is some R&D absorbed in that price as well.

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That's a lot of $ and a lot of power! I want one!
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those bikes didnt get that powerful overnight. I'd estimate about half the price is R&D on them. the trial and error method can be costly with all the parts that break, blow up, get destroyed, etc.
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3 million?? That doesn't seem possible to me. What about the yamaha that
V. Rossi rides or the Honda that Hayden has. What are they sittin on? About 250hp, give or take???

Also, sinse I brought horse power up. What about the AMA guys like Matt Maladin and Arron Yates. Are those bikes not as fast as the Moto GP bikes??

I've been wondering how much hp all of these guys bikes have, seein how they can easily pull up a wheelie at well over a 100+ mph.
remember that GP bikes are " best of everything, price is no object, 100% go fast, ZERO parts bin pieces, with alot of complicated electronics. I imagine the 3 mill is what a privateer team will pay for a rc211V. And after that they still develop it more.
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I'd rather watch AMA Superbike races......

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AMA, WSBK, MotoGP,...i watch them all. They all have a diffrent feel to them.
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A Honda won. Somthing other than Suzuki for the first time this year in Superbike.
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Here is some specs on the bikes with out price.

Specifications for the 2005 MotoGP motorcycles

Ducati Desmosedici GP5
weight · 148kg
chassis · multi-tube adjustable steel trellis frame; aluminium swing-arm
suspension · Öhlins TT25 42mm forks front; Öhlins ST45 gas shock with linkage
brakes · Brembo: 320mm carbon discs front; 200mm steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Bridgestone
wheels · Marchesini: 16.5" front; 16.5" rear
engine type · liquid-cooled four-stroke
displacement · 989cc
cylinders · 90° V4
valve type · desmodromic DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · Magneti Marelli
maximum power · 230+ bhp at 16,500rpm
maximum speed · 330+ km/h

Harris WCM990
weight · 155kg
chassis · fabricated aluminium twin-beam frame
suspension · Öhlins 42mm forks front; Öhlins TT44 gas shock with linkage rear
brakes · Brembo: 320mm carbon discs front; PVM: 210mm steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Dunlop
wheels · PVM: 16.5" front; 16.5" rear
engine type · four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · inline 4
valve type · DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · Life Racing
maximum power · 200+ bhp
maximum speed ·

Honda RC211V
weight · 148+ kg
chassis · fabricated aluminium twin-beam frame
suspension · Showa 47mm forks front; Showa gas shock with linkage rear
brakes · Brembo: 314mm carbon discs front; HRC: 255mm or 255mm steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Michelin
wheels · Enkei: 16.5" front; 16.5" rear
engine type · liquid-cooled four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · 75.5° V5
valve type · DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · HRC
maximum power · 240+ bhp
maximum speed ·

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR
weight · 148kg
chassis · fabricated aluminium twin-beam frame
suspension · Öhlins TT25 42mm forks front; Öhlins TT44 gas shock with linkage rear
brakes · Brembo: 305mm carbon discs front; 220mm steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Bridgestone
wheels · JB Magtan: 16.5" front; 16.5" rear
engine type · four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · transverse inline 4
valve type · DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · Magneti Marelli
maximum power · 230+ bhp at 15,000rpm
maximum speed ·

Proton KR5
weight · 148+ kg
chassis · machined and fabricated aluminium twin-beam frame
suspension · Öhlins forks front; Öhlins rear
brakes · Nissin: carbon discs front; steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Michelin
wheels · Marchesini
engine type KTM GP1 · four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · 75° V4
valve type · DOHC pneumatic four valve
carburation ·
transmission ·
ignition · EFI
maximum power · 240+ bhp
maximum speed ·
engine type KR V5 · liquid-cooled four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · 60° V5
valve type · DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · EFI
maximum power · 200+ bhp
maximum speed ·

Suzuki GSV-R XR-E3
weight · 148kg
chassis · fabricated aluminium twin-beam frame
suspension · Öhlins TT25 42mm forks front; Öhlins TT44 gas shock with linkage rear
brakes · Brembo: 305mm or 314mm carbon discs front; 200mm steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Bridgestone
wheels · JB Magtan: 16.5" front; 16.5" rear
engine type · water-cooled four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · 65° V4
valve type · DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · Mitsubishi
maximum power · 240+ bhp at 15,500rpm
maximum speed ·

Yamaha YZR-M1
weight · 148kg
chassis · fabricated aluminium twin-beam frame
suspension · Öhlins TT25 42mm forks front; Öhlins TT440 gas shock with linkage rear
brakes · Brembo: 380mm carbon discs front; Yamaha: steel disc rear
fuel tank · 22 litres
tyres · Michelin
wheels · Marchesini: 16.5" front; 16.5" rear
engine type · liquid-cooled four-stroke
displacement · 990cc
cylinders · inline 4
valve type · DOHC four valve
carburation ·
transmission · six-speed constant mesh cassette-type gearbox; dry multi-plate slipper clutch
ignition · Magneti Marelli
maximum power · 220+ bhp
maximum speed · 320+ km/h

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A Honda won. Somthing other than Suzuki for the first time this year in Superbike.
way to kill it. Im watching it tomorrow.
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way to kill it. Im watching it tomorrow.

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