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Old 07-12-2011, 09:52 AM   #21
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You're getting 117 hp out of an air-cooled boxer twin? Holy schlamoly, I had no idea. That must be one of the new trick head bikes, right? The trickle-down stuff from the race bike of a few years back?

Does your bike feel like it's going to throw itself on it's side when you open the throttle? I seriously considered an 1100RS, but that effect really turned me off.

Mea Culpa, it's 105 hp (I double checked) still pretty respectable and 85 lb/ft of torque. The new 2010 design is up to 110 and 88 lb/ft, I imagine there's some trickle down from the HP2 which cranks out 133+.

There's some rocking couple with the boxer but not an extreme amount, if you whack the throttle open in neutral it's fairly pronounced but that's not something you would be doing normally. In normal riding I don't notice it and in any case it's less than my old R100RT airhead was, It's a pretty sweet engine overall
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #22
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Power and weight-wise it's pretty similar to my GS, in fact I think the GS is around 117 hp. And it doesn't need a chip download or pipe to make it ridable..
Our 2010 R1200GS made 88.2 hp.

Here's a link to a GS vs. Multistrada comparo with dyno figures: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 vs. BMW R1200GS
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #23
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Our 2010 R1200GS made 88.2 hp.

Here's a link to a GS vs. Multistrada comparo with dyno figures: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 vs. BMW R1200GS

BMW lists it as 110 on their web site. I imagine they're using crank horsepower while you are measuring at the rear wheel
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BMW lists it as 110 on their web site. I imagine they're using crank horsepower while you are measuring at the rear wheel
Yeah but a loss of over 20 hp between crank and rear wheel, even on a shaft drive bike, is a bit suspect. Maybe BMW's PR crew is just pulling numbers out of their @sses.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:43 AM   #25
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Yeah but a loss of over 20 hp between crank and rear wheel, even on a shaft drive bike, is a bit suspect. Maybe BMW's PR crew is just pulling numbers out of their @sses.

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BMW lists it as 110 on their web site. I imagine they're using crank horsepower while you are measuring at the rear wheel
Horsepower measured at the crank = X
Horsepower measured at the rear wheel = X - 20%
Horsepower measured at the Marketing Department = X + 33%
Horsepower at the Burger Barn = whatever the other guy has + 10%
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Horsepower measured at the crank = X
Horsepower measured at the rear wheel = X - 20%
Horsepower measured at the Marketing Department = X + 33%
Horsepower at the Burger Barn = whatever the other guy has + 10%

There you go, you can't argue with sound mathmatical principles....
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