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09-21-2005 09:47 PM
cookeetree
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Originally posted by PPPope
...My question is about horsepower. I am just interested in what kind of horsepower my Katana 600 puts out...

...Is there any where on the net where they will tell you what kind of horses stock model bikes put out...1000, 1000RR, 10R, etc.?...
According to my sources, your bike puts out 80hp @10,500rpm and 40.6 ft.lbs of torque at 9,500rpm.

I use www.bikez.com and www.motorbikes.be for pretty much all of the info and pictures I post here.



09-21-2005 09:05 PM
PPPope Thanks a lot slaps76. Nice website.
09-21-2005 08:54 PM
slaps76 Check out bikez.com for horsepower and other specs.

I believe the Katana 600 is around 85hp, and 0-60 is 4.1(ish).
09-21-2005 08:52 PM
PPPope Hey Vash, I'll trade you my Kat 600 for your 10R! JK. I have to say, I just spent the last hour reading this whole post and this is quite possibly the funniest shit I have ever read on a forum! I can't believe that kid posted a picture of his bike with that note...that pushed me over the limit!

My question is about horsepower. I am just interested in what kind of horsepower my Katana 600 puts out. I am having a blast on it (have been practicing and got over my fear of rear wheel drift) and just want to get a better understanding of what kind of horsepower my bike is putting out.

Is there any where on the net where they will tell you what kind of horses stock model bikes put out...1000, 1000RR, 10R, etc.?

Thanks a lot and have a great weekend of riding guys. I intend to!

Poper
09-20-2005 09:11 AM
Z_Fanatic then just keep it and use it for the road... may be later after you pay off, fix it and sell it, you'll get more bucks that way. some dealers may accept the trade so they can sell it, but the trade value they'll offer you is not worth it IMO.

for the track, get the 636, it has the slipper. or wait for 750 next year, will also have slipper.
09-20-2005 09:07 AM
Vash I've been riding a friends 600RR, and I really like that bike. Its just so easy to go fast on. Sure its nowhere near as powerfull as my 10, but I dont have to fight with it, or muscle it around. Just lean and go. Very friendly.
So I think a slower bike will make me a faster rider.

As for power, I love hunting thru the tranny trying to find power. Its just so much fun to drop 4 gears before a corner. Too bad they dont have a slipper, I've really become accustomed to that, and would hate to give it up.

For the ebay fixing plan, It would take way too much money to hide all the damage on my bike. We're talking every piece of plastic, headlight, level, bar-end, tank... You get the point. If I'm going that route, I'd rather pay it off AND get a 600 two bikes are better than one.

But If I could just do a trade streight up and quickly, that might be a different story...



09-20-2005 08:43 AM
Z_Fanatic
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Originally posted by spicersh
Do people really think that bigger = better?
I don't, but to me it's just lazy riding. 90% of the race reps will never see the track in the hands of average riders, and worse if they're squids. running mostly straights, 600s does take a lot of patience for it go past 9K and then you're just way over speed limit. most instant power lies in first two gears only.

with literbikes, torque is here and now, plus the endless, effortless power-wheelies everywhere in every gear. there are straightline junkies who would buy and keep literbike as first bike for a month and then trade it for Busa. I suppose going straights, you don't get too many close calls.

I meant downgrade as in going down on power, not lacking skill.
09-20-2005 08:24 AM
spicersh
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Originally posted by Z_Fanatic
why would you wanna downgrade, too many close calls?
This seems to be a common belief, that going to a smaller cc bike is a downgrade. I wonder why that is? Having ridden 600's as well as 1000's I can honestly say I prefer the 600's, and will probably get one for our next bike. It's way more performance than I'll ever need (and IMO more fun that the big bikes), and I realize that. Added benefits are better mileage, cheaper insurance, and lower purchase price.

I just wondered about the whole "downgrading" thing. Do people really think that bigger = better?
09-20-2005 08:09 AM
Z_Fanatic
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Originally posted by Vash
Well you can tell my bike has been wrecked by just looking at it. You dont have to look closely either. Its all cosmetic, but it is damage. So I doubt any dealership is going to take it.

As for why, on a tight course, the bike will simply overwhelm me coming out of a corner. Its not that I have to fight for traction, its that it shoots out faster then I trust my reflexes to keep up. My biggest threat isnt lowsiding it, but rather just freezing up and going off the road.
A 600 will be milder in that respect, and I also wont have to fight the bars everytime I get on the gas... In other words, I'm trying to fight my own fear...
replace the cosmetics using ebay may be... either way if you choose to be honest or hide it, you're going to get the most out of it if you're patient and sell it through private seller.

I used cycle trader and sold my bike on the 4th day after it was published in the classifieds.

In your case, I would suggest getting 750 or anything at least with 120+ rwhp. it'll have the top-end to run the straights, but little less intimidating midrange than your 10R I believe. if you get regular 600, you might be waiting a bit for the power coming out of the corner. check some dyno numbers, the new 636 might actually have 120 rwhp with some mods.
09-20-2005 07:53 AM
Vash Well you can tell my bike has been wrecked by just looking at it. You dont have to look closely either. Its all cosmetic, but it is damage. So I doubt any dealership is going to take it.

As for why, on a tight course, the bike will simply overwhelm me coming out of a corner. Its not that I have to fight for traction, its that it shoots out faster then I trust my reflexes to keep up. My biggest threat isnt lowsiding it, but rather just freezing up and going off the road.
A 600 will be milder in that respect, and I also wont have to fight the bars everytime I get on the gas... In other words, I'm trying to fight my own fear...



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