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Old 03-18-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Re: Which Has More Power?

I think they're about the same.



All that incredible technology in the Kawi (liquid-cooled, dohc) might net you a couple of extra ponies.



Or it might just be that's it's a little bigger. 1600cc vs. 1450.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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The Mean Streak is noted for poor power stock for it's displacement. however motorcycleusa.com did some simple hopup mods on a Mean Streak. Check their site out.



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Old 03-18-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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And we have the largest collection of single-bike and multi-bike comparisons (complete with dyno charts) anywhere on the web. Why not you go to our Manufacturer's Row page (http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/manufac.motml) and check it out?



In case you're too lazy to do that, the last Mean Streak we tested made a not-so-mean 61hp and 79 ft-lbs of torque, and the last Twin Cam motor we tested made 64hp and 68 ft-lbs of torque.



So the answer is a little less HP, but noticeably more torque (which will mean you get more out of the engine at lower RPM, resulting in smoother operation). In my opinion, the Mean Streak will handle and brake much better than your Dyna but will lack the character and general bad-boy feel a big Harley has. I actually liked the Mild Streak a lot and would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a simple, pleasant commuting machine. For kicks, I would get the Road Star Warrior. Read the whole Power Cruiser story (http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompa...rs/index.motml) for more of our thoughts on this pressing issue.



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Old 03-18-2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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Am I gonna hafta slap out a "Real, ULTIMATE Power!" link here?
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:22 PM   #5
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......I mean, 'cuz I WILL if'n I hafta......
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:23 PM   #6
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wow a whole 64hp???That is funny. Last time I farted it had more horsepower.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:02 PM   #7
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Reading this shows how utterly ridiculous the whole cruiser mentality is. Weight and slapdash flash means more than function. Simply asinine.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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No you won't.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #9
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You've got nuthin'.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:14 PM   #10
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You're all talk. B!tch.
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