Just to get a bit debate going on Torque and HP or KW, what is the most advantageous when it comes to riding or racing. The video I posted is the Yamaha MT01 which is a Warrior engine with some modifications and thrown into a tough looking frame. In the video you see it competing with Super Sport bikes, the only downside I can see it the height for leaning it over, rather limited I think.... But it does give them a run for their money,,, possibly my next bike still Oh and in the video, 2.20 you hear the unique sound like a spitfire passing.
From 2003 the xjr lost 10hp & gained 10nm torque.. With properly balanced carbs it'll wheelie in first like mad..not bad for a 240kg bike.
Mine being the older 2001 SP, it struggles to get the nose off the ground, but the modded exhaust, ignition advance & hiflow Airbox (partial stage 1) gives it maybe an extra 5-10hp.
Not much difference between them really when you look at the power,,, Think the XJR beats it by 6HP which would be hardly noticeable Torque is 80ft lbs compared to the MT at 110ft lbs. and MCN states the quarter mile on the MT01 at 11.9 secs, Not allot but two very different engines to try to compare. Watching some vids on the MT it never seems to struggle to get the nose off the ground via torque. Some of the later versions of the Yamaha MT-01 came complete with a £1000 or $2000 Akrapovic system which increased eveything.... Both are big , heavy and compared to all sports would be at the back of the que for handelng, depending on who was riding it of course
Yep, big muscly bikes.
Here's an XJR1300 playing with Supersports on the track.
The xjr is the one in front of the camera with the red clad rider with black & white trim.
It not as quick as the others down the straight, but it owns coming out of corners..I'm sure things wouldn't be too different on the mt01