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Old 11-14-2012, 06:12 AM   #236
jon_l
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Originally Posted by RicH2 View Post
My oil/air cooled R1200R makes 109 hp to the road with 85 ft-lbs of torque. I can't understand Honda letting this beast out with at least 100 hp. I found a wet weight of 540 #'s. Not bad but should be only 500.

Maybe after market can take care of these short-comings. There's proabably close to 15 ponies worth of intake/exhaust restriction. And knowing Honda the exhaust/intake valve overlap is proabably very short. Just a bit of cam timing adjustment would make a big difference.
You're not wrong, but the retro bike market seems divergent from the performance market. Otherwise, I guess one would look at Honda's CB1000R, Kawasaki Z1000 or Yamaha FZ-1, and learn to like the Transformer-esque looks.

Compared to other retro styled bikes, this one's a powerhouse.

Each to his own, but 85 HP / 67 lb/ft of torque is plenty for me.

There are fewer and fewer bikes around these days without water-cooling, so I suspect the CB1100 is pretty choked up with emissions stuff. How easily it can be removed will be seen in time.

I like the R1200R a lot too.
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