Faster and Faster: KTM vs Suzuki: 125cc GP racer vs 1000cc superbike’?

16 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Faster and Faster: KTM vs Suzuki: 125cc GP racer vs 1000cc superbike’? отключены
Suzuki GP 125

KTM vs Suzuki: 125cc GP racer vs superbike…?

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We are big fans of here at Faster and Faster . and you see posts here very But talk about 125cc GP racing, and with us, you draw a We admit we don’t follow racing, and we hardly know at all about those bikes and the men who them.

But are we missing something? We it would be interesting to take a look at a 125cc racebike’s and see how, as a package, one of these would stack up to a modern-day road-going superbike. Let’s the KTM 125 racer, for example. The bike is by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, two-… engine that makes 55 at 13,000rpm, and 31Nm of torque at

No fuel injection here – the uses a Keihin carburetor.

The weighs twice as much as the 125 but is also three times as

The minimum weight limit in the 125cc class is 136kg, so the KTM 125 probably weighs just 80 The twin-spar chassis is made of suspension is Öhlins front and brakes are by Brembo, wheels are Marchesini units and the gearbox is a unit. Fuel capacity is 13 which means the bike averages about 10 – 11km/l races.

On to, say, a Suzuki now. The engine is a 999cc, liquid-cooled inline-four, and depending on who you to (or which motorcycle mag roadtest you to believe), it makes anywhere 165 – 180 horsepower at 12,000rpm. Top speed is to 300km/h, and while we don’t know the exact top speed of the KTM we don’t suppose it would be than 220km/h.

The Suzuki’s 1:1 power-to-weight ratio compares favourably with the 1:1.45.

Suzuki GP 125

In the end, it could all come to skill and experience. Kevin on a GSX-R1000 should be able to on any 125 racer. We hope. -)

The GSX-R1000 is twice as heavy as the KTM 125, but packs three times the So the numbers at least are weighted in of litre-class superbikes. How would be in the real world?

Would an rider who weighs 85 kilos, a GSX-R1000, be able to keep up a 55kg professional racer, on a GP racebike, on a set of mountain twisties?

Would the 125’s agility and corner speeds (?) offset the sheer power, acceleration and top speeds? What if the GSX-R was with high-spec street while the KTM ran racing slicks? love to find out, but for we’ll need a KTM 125 racer and a Suzuki GSX-R1000. Anyone to lend us these two machines for a -D

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