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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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GL Engine 1800cc eqals what horsepower?

What formula works to figure out what a 1800cc engine is how many horse power?
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Don't know about a formula. I did put mine on a dyno earlier this year. It was 75 degrees, pressure at pretty much sea level - 0% correction all around. Final numbers is 103hp at 5400 RPMs and 118 lbs torque at 3400 RPMs. The power curve is fantastic. Very smooth. I'm happy.


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118 horse http://www.mcnews.com.au/testing/hon...wing/page1.htm

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To clarify my numbers are at the rear wheel. I understand the 118hp number is at the crank.

Don't matter which number you really use, they both are from the same machine and give you the same huge grin when twisting that right wrist...

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Engine Displacement
  • Engine displacement refers to the total volume that the pistons of an engine occupy after firing. Typically, the higher an engine's displacement, the more power it is able to generate. The Gold Wing 1800's engine has a displacement of 1,832 cc, which is equivalent to approximately 112 cubic inches.

Horsepower
  • The Gold Wing 1800 is able to obtain an optimal power output of 118 horsepower when its engine is running at 5,500 rotations per minute (RPMs).

Torque
  • Torque is the amount of twisting force -- or rotational effort -- that the firing pistons of the engine are able to exert on the crankshaft. The Gold Wing 1800 is able to generate an optimal amount of torque -- of 123 foot-pounds -- at 4,500 RPM.


Read more: Specifications for a Gold Wing 1800 | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7490383_spe...#ixzz1cD2yRFT6

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Most get about 95-105 hp at 5500 rpm and 105-110 ft lbs at 4250 rpm at the rear wheels. Depends on the dyno and conditions at time of dyno run. Torque is over 90 ft lbs from 1500-5500 rpms. That's why its such a great touring motor.
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Cubic displacement is not really an accurate indicator of how much power an engine is capable of delivering. A perfect example of this is the 750cc Magna that was discontinued after 2003. The bike is light, which is a factor; however, the Magna 750 has the most powerful 750cc engine I have ever seen in a cruiser. The bike itself is somewhere in the size and weight range close to a Shadow 750, etc., but the V-twin Shadow cannot compete with a 750 Magna with 4 cylinders and 4 carburetors. In terms of power and speed, there is no comparison. As a matter of fact, the VTX 1300 I had was not even in competition with the 750 Magna one of my son's buddies rides. It is one little hoss of a bike with close to sport bike performance.

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The HP and Torque figures stated below (at the rear wheel) are correct, and the combination of big torque just off idle and down low in the rev range, combined with the cremey smoothness of the flat-6 configuration make the GL1800 the greatest touring motor!


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Most get about 95-105 hp at 5500 rpm and 105-110 ft lbs at 4250 rpm at the rear wheels. Depends on the dyno and conditions at time of dyno run. Torque is over 90 ft lbs from 1500-5500 rpms. That's why its such a great touring motor.
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From the Dyno Drags at Honda Homecoming 2006. This puppy will run if ya want it to!



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From the Dyno Drags at Honda Homecoming 2006. This puppy will run if ya want it to!

Wow. 12 "flat" is the quickest time I've seen for a GL1800. Is a "dyno drag a simulated run? What year is the bike?
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