Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

Jul 10, 2015 View Comments by

Part 2: Which Performance Parameters are Important for Touring Motorcycles? –  You can check out Part 1 here. My trusty 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650, which had around 43 brake horsepower and 38 lb-ft of torque, was generally an adequate (if not very exciting) all-around touring bike, at least if I was riding solo. After adding […]

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Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

Jun 05, 2015 View Comments by

Part 1: What’s Horsepower Got To Do With It?  It seems that almost every month or so a new motorcycle model is crowned king of the horsepower hill. For many years, manufacturers have been competing for consumer dollars based on the published performance statistics of their various models. In addition, consumers are bombarded with a […]

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Motus MST and MSTR American Sport Bikes Inch Closer to Production

Apr 12, 2014 View Comments by

Few hurdles remain for Motus to start shipping motorcycles to customers who’ve placed their pre-orders already. The photo above shows one of the long awaited MSTs strapped to a dyno at the EPA/CARB test lab where it is being run and tested 14 hours a day to ensure its compliance with U.S. emissions standards. Once […]

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