It shouldn't surprise anyone that the I-4's produce more torque than the twins. Torque is a function of displacement and both bikes have the same displacement. The fact that the I-4's have a smaller bore diameter means that they will have better thermal efficiency. The smaller surface area of the cylinder means less heat is lost to the cylinder walls leaving more heat in the cylinder which makes the burn more efficient. The biggest falacy in the motorcycling comunity is that a twin produces more torque than a four cylinder, it doesn't. It produces more tractable power due to the seperation of pulses from the cylinders.rob said:Very interesting that the 999 really doesn't have a torque advantage over the IL4's...particularly the GSX-R and the CBR. That surprises me. Also interesting that, at least by the numbers, the R1-LE was beaten by the base R1 all up and down the chart. Not significantly, but consistently.
That CBR seems like a damned sweet bike.
Your post implies that my comment lacks foundation or is otherwise incorrect. Alas, you are simply not reading the pages I posted and basing your assumptions on the cover pic. No big, you are just making assumptions without all the facts, a common mistake.SP3 said:Does it not say "on the street" right on the cover or am I halucinating?
As the owner of Japanese bikes and a Duc, I have to say:Rainman said:Ah, all I got's to say in my wisdom is SCREW THEM!
Nothing rides, sounds, or feels like a Duc.
And the Kawisuzahondaha all kinda feel and sound the same.
And they don't look like MINE!
Yet, the point of the article is which bike will make the best race bike. I think it is tough to argue, with the higher cost of buying and maintaining the Ducati , that the 999 would make a good platform for a club racer.RotoRooterGuy said:As the owner of Japanese bikes and a Duc, I have to say:
You are right.