BusaDave said:I can certainly tell you that 220+ HP rocks!:thumbsup :thumbsup
The concept drawing look a bit clunky though!:nono
The article did say they were going for straightaway advantage first.:thumbsupCrazy said:
I think that's just a general bike with it's fairings off to show the motor. First KR is more of a drag race kind of guy. It does mention that there will be a road race bike and Lotus is good with aerodynamics so I doubt that's what the bike will look like.
If you can't beat the RC211V....COPY IT!nedragr said:It was nice to see someone else win besides Rossi. Just don't know if anyone can do it on anything but a Honda.
I think when it gets to this level, it doesn't matter if it's bikes or F1 cars, it's about science, technology, and physics. The guys at Lotus know how things work and in conjunction with KR, they can hopefully put some of their experience towards KR's goals.Crazy said:Didn't know Lotus was involved with bikes at all:confused :confused
nedragr said:Hopefully 220hp was a little conservitive. Honda just played with them this year. If I remember right, Honda is at 250 hp as of now. It's gona be hard for the rest to catch up. At least Kenny decided to go with the same motor design. The other day, the old man at the bike shop squibbled some numbers on a piece of paper explaining the v5 therory. At a 1000cc, a 5 clyinder has almost 1 inch more in piston surface. Valve train will be lighter, more port area, therefore better ability to flow more fuel/air. It was nice to see someone else win besides Rossi. Just don't know if anyone can do it on anything but a Honda.
I was just watching one of those TNN shows, can't remember which one or the name of the shop but they built a vette with 490+ hp and it got 30+ mpg on the highway. all motor. that's pretty good.BusaDave said:
Now all we need to do is get cars to the same power/weight ratio with similar gas mileage!:cheers