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Old 10-23-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Thumbs up What is MOST important? HP, Torque, or Displacement??

Hello Hello,

I'm in a marketing class and need to do a research project so why not do it on what I love? Motorcycles and Engines!

If you could help me answer what is most important for you when selecting a bike; hp, torque, or displacement by answering this 1 MINUTE survey i would really appreciate it!

What matters most to motorcycle owners? Displacement, Horsepower, or Torque

Thanks for helping me out! I promise it's quick and painless
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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Displacement, torque and horsepower are so intertwined that picking one over the other is like deciding which ingredient in chocolate ice cream you like best. It doesn't matter; you like the chocolate ice cream, not the ingredients that it's made of.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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Horsepower and torque are two dfferent things. Horsepower is calculated from toques at a praticular RPM.

Displacement is related only as a means to that end, although a case could be made that torque numbers can de derived by using displacement and BMEP.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:53 AM   #4
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Skill matters first. HP, Torque and displacement mean nothing if you can't ride the damn thing in the first place.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:08 AM   #5
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"Skill matters first."

And you can't even bolt that on! At least that is what I heard.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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Hi Everyone,

So...I'm wondering: I answered the little survey, including the non-related questions, which prompts me to ask: why would someone who "loves" "motorcycles and engines" even have to ask those questions?

Don't all of you know the relationship between HP, torque and displacement? I bet you do, since I do....Hmmm. Shakespeare applies yet again: "Hot ice and wond'rous strange snow..." !

I'm not trying to start any sort of confrontation, I'm honestly curious.
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"I'm not trying to start any sort of confrontation, I'm honestly curious."

Just start a confrontation next time. It's easier!
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Right! Shoulda thought of that......

OK: HP is Bush's fault!!

Torque is part of an Obama conspiracy!!

We're all gonna die-e-e-e-e! Oh, Gawd....!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(How's that?)
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:38 AM   #9
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Right! Shoulda thought of that......

OK: HP is Bush's fault!!

Torque is part of an Obama conspiracy!!

We're all gonna die-e-e-e-e! Oh, Gawd....!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(How's that?)

Not bad, but unless you say that every malady that ever hit the world was Bush's fault, nobody will ever believe a word you say!
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