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Motorbike Overkill?

Magnet

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Just how much power is too much? For a bike that is.

http://www.gizmag.com.au/go/3838/

"....The winning fellow was Hank Booth of Great Falls, Montana, whose highly modified 1999 Suzuki 1300GSXR Hayabusa motorcycle with an NLR turbocharger cranked out an incredible 701.32 horsepower."
 
and i thought ghostriders' hayabusa is crazy cos of pulling wheelis at 300+kmh.... :shock:
well, i was wrong :mrgreen:
 
i wouldnt like to ride that if i got the chance to loll....maybe i would be i would be realy scared
 
:thumbsdown: I find that VERY hard to believe. That much power from a 1300? I'm sure they bored out the engine to MAYBE 1500 or so, and I know that a bike engine like that, revs like crazy. BUT 700hp, I don't think so. I know the turbo would've been massive, and they would've needed NOS, and some high-octane race fuel (it's probably running the type of fuel that Top Alcohol Drag Bikes use) , :oops: therefore there would be no need for NOS, but anyway.....

I know the article says so, but I've got my doubts.

hpa_r32.jpeg
 
jasonchiu said:
who's r32 golf is that tom_kauf

Probably not his own. :p

This R32 is located in the USA, built by HPA Motorsports using a twin-turbo kit from the German tuner HGP-Turbo.
(http://www.hgp-turbo.de)

cya
Oliver
 
tom_kauf said:
:thumbsdown: I find that VERY hard to believe. That much power from a 1300? I'm sure they bored out the engine to MAYBE 1500 or so, and I know that a bike engine like that, revs like crazy. BUT 700hp, I don't think so. I know the turbo would've been massive, and they would've needed NOS, and some high-octane race fuel (it's probably running the type of fuel that Top Alcohol Drag Bikes use) , :oops: therefore there would be no need for NOS, but anyway.....

I know the article says so, but I've got my doubts.
Sounds possible to me. BMW made a turbo 1.5L four-cylinder that made 1,200hp back in the day (a racing engine, but still, how long do you think this 700hp motor will last?), so it's not beyond what has been done before.
 
oliB said:
jasonchiu said:
who's r32 golf is that tom_kauf

Probably not his own. :p

This R32 is located in the USA, built by HPA Motorsports using a twin-turbo kit from the German tuner HGP-Turbo.
(http://www.hgp-turbo.de)

cya
Oliver


Yeah, Oliver is right. I wish I owned one. I have a lightly modified Civic, and I'm a big Golf fan (epecially R32s). A friend of a friend has a stock R32, but the HPA tuned one is absolutely amazing.
 
jasonchiu said:
i would rather tune something else to 550hp than a golf

4 words:
Wolf in sheep's clothing! ;)
 
damn straight

damn straight

oliB said:
jasonchiu said:
i would rather tune something else to 550hp than a golf

4 words:
Wolf in sheep's clothing! ;)

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: You got it...Imagine pulling up beside an Enzo, GT40 or Carerra GT and giving them A SERIOUS TRASHING. You could get the car and the 550hp tuning for about US$60,000 (around 35,000 pounds). what a bargain.....

hpa_r32.jpeg
 
Re: damn straight

Re: damn straight

tom_kauf said:
what a bargain....

Right!
Sure, it's expensive for Golf but not if you look at the numbers. You just don't get that kind of performance (e.g. the topspeed is 199mph) for that kind of money anywhere else!

Btw, if you like the R32 check out the vids I shot today: :)
http://forum.finalgear.com/viewtopic.php?t=3427

cya
Oliver
 
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