Originally Posted by larryboy
They're claiming 58 HP at the crank on the re-badged BMW which is about 46 HP at the wheel.
Every dyno's different, but I got my #'s here:
"Compared to the G650ís 50 crankshaft horsepower at 6500 rpm, the TR650 cranks out a purported 58 ponies at 7250 rpm, a 16% improvement.... Our dyno testing of the BMW revealed 44.2 hp at 7200 rpm, so the TR should produce just over 50 horses at the wheel."
In either case, the numbers aren't bad at all, and the price point is good.
I think the primary reasoning behind the low power out of the KLR/DR/XR is that these bikes are at an extremely low price point, and all the R&D it would take to put a new, technologically advanced engine in one would price it out of the destined market.