Hi. Sorry for the ignorant question, but I couldn't find the answer on
Google or whatever.
I heard that Japanese cars don't have alot of horsepower is because the limit on horsepower in Japan is 276. Is this true? I have seen Japanese cars that have more, but when I did more research on them it said they were designed for America. Please answer.
yes, in Japan there is an HP law. my brother called me the other day
though, and told me that this law is either getting increased or maybe even
eliminated. wether this is true or not, i dont know for sure.
the limit is of 280Hp right now in Japan. yes, many cars actually have more power, but they are de-tuned in japan so they can be legal. the japan spec supra has 280hp while the rest of the world gets a 320hp (factory rated) version. same goes with the skylines and many other cars.
I too have heard of hp restrictions coming down. However, im not so sure there was ever a law. It was a "gentlemen's agreement".
you are partially correct, the factory limit is set at 280hp and all cars are rated at 280hp or less But many infact have More power and they are not detuned, they are just undderrated. Like what they did with muscle cars back in the 60's in the u.s, they would just underrate muscle car power for insurance reasons and what not.
yea, though this is still done with MANY cars out there in the market nowadays. so it wouldnt be surprising. some are even overrated, such as the RX-8 which was first claimed to have 250hp, then it came down to 238, and thats still supposedly being overrated.
Bikes in Japan are limited to 186 mph through a "gentlemans agreement". I wonder if that will be lifted. I know there were some 200.2 mph Hyabusas sold in the US before the restrictions.
The thought of a 200.2 mph hayabusa intrigues me considering the fact that 200mph has never been touched, or so i've heard. My mom works at Buell motorcycle comp and i have heard stories of a 200mph busa but have been reassured many times it hasnt happened by the guys she works with.
Trust me. There ARE 200.2 mph capible busas.
i heard that in japan... while they do have 280 ponie limit, some of the companies will go beyond it and "for the records" post it at 280
i'm not doubting if a busa is capable of it but can it do it. The fact that any motorcycle could hit 200 mph is pretty impossible. From the factory the old busa's had a very impressive top speed of 194mph as the newer ones merely run in the low 180's. I know it has something to do with the aerodynamics of a motorcycle that just doesnt allow it to go that fast. There are motorcycles called streamliners that specificly built to go in excess of 300mph but they are basicly long tubes with 2 wheels and very very large motors.
ummmmm i dont know where you get your info from but there are quite a few hayabusas that have hit over 200mph ive even read of a few that hit like 208. Besides ever think of the 400hp busas? the built turbocharged ones.
i know it is VERY hard for a bike to hit the 200mph barrier due to
downforce issues, but if any could do it out of the factory I would put my
money on the busa!
Any chance of some confirmation on this anyone? I'm sure the engine can push it there in paper figures, but would like to see how they overcame the downforce problem. looking at the bike, it doesn't seem to show any dramatic aerodynamics to the eye.
What the GSX gets no love? There are 3 nice bikes out currrently the YZF-R1
made by Yamaha. And the two Suzukis: the GSX and the Hayabusa. The R1 is
the slowest. The Busa is the fastest. But the GSX is the best. But yeah
there are busas that have broken 200. I know it hast been done stock but
modded the Busa is a demon on the strip. The GSX is the fastest stocker on
the market. And i think that only hits what 190? less? i think its about
But as for the turboed Busas yeah i heard of them even seen pics. They are seriously quick. Only race-legal though. I think all (good) turbo bikes are race only.
I would think that Honda would take place in the bike HP wars as well. Since all the bike races in Asia uses Honda motorcycles. And i do not mean the ones the public gets, the ones used in professional championships.
I'm not talking about "streamliners". I'm talking about STOCK Suzuki
Hayabusa 1300's. If I'm not mistaken, the year 2000 models did NOT have a
electronically limited top speed. With the biggest stock engine on a
sportbike, and specially designed aerodynamics, it COULD hit 200 mph stock.
I just re-looked it up in "Bike". In issue #370, they stated
If you still don't believe me, take it up with Bike, not me.
The Hayabusa never had a turbocharger stock.
Sorry, but the only bike that has downforce issues is the Y2K bike. It's turbine power, and hits almost 300 mph. The rear tire would burn up at that speed. 200 mph was NEVER an issue of downforce.
Yamaha the slowest?
04 Yamaha R1: 9.93 @ 147.4 mph
04 Sukuki GSX-R1000: 9.96 @ 144.7 mph
Looks like Yamaha won.
They absolutly do.
2004 Honda CBR1000RR: 149.1 hp @ 11,500 rpms.
2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000: 152.3 hp @ 11,000 rpms.
2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: 164.2 @ 12,000 rpms.
2004 Yamaha YZF-R1: 158.9 hp @ 12,750 rpms.
They are "losing", but that is not to say they aren't competing.
Isnt honda planning the CBR1200XX which is suppose to be the next blackbird
Also this is suppose to be the future the CBR1600XX
Of course there both prototypes and may never be relieased
I think Honda really needs some work in the styling department.