- Jan 6, 2009
I have seen Steve Maneys bikes in action many times...I race against him. Yes they are fast....very fast!! 100crank BHP....probably close, I've seen him beating TZ750s and his 1007 is one of the quickest bikes I've ever seen at Snetterton, which has quite long straights.Rohan said:Kenny,Holmeslice said:I thank the last poster, who made a big clarification here - RWHP vs. BHP. I've seen BHP espoused in this thread quite a bit, and quite erroneously.
I'd agree, rear wheel horspower is all that counts. All the horspower numbers in this thread are engine horsepower though - how many published rear wheel horsepower tests for a Commando can we find ? The only ones I've seen anywhere were woefull - Norton Villiers claimed 60 horsepower, rear wheel dyno tests only showed 42 to 45 I seem to recall. Race bikes always seem to claim engine horspower, since the numbers are bigger - psyching out the opposition, as someone mentioned ?
Anyone seen what Steve Maneys bikes can do, 80 horsepowers has been mentioned ?. And what about some of these 920cc and 1000+cc monsters...
I've already quoted the gearing and revs that my bike pulls easily...Steves 1007 will pull a lot more than that!