More 2014 BMW R1200RT dyno results

It’s interesting to compare the relative horsepower ratings of various motorcycles.

Remember, it’s not advisable to compare power ratings that were obtained from different dynometers because of possible differences used in correction factors the operator may apply to account for ambient temperature and air pressure.

(Motorcycle.com, Nov. 2014)

  • 2014 BMW R1200RT, 109.8 hp @ 8,300 rpm; 80.1 lb-ft @ 5,400 rpm
  • 2014 Moto Guzzi Norge, 86.41 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 69.8 lb-ft @ 5,700 rpm
  • 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 ES, 127.2 hp @ 8,100 rpm; 88.7 lb-ft @ 6,800 rpm

Compare the above numbers to those published by Motorcycle.com in July 2014, presumably using the same dyno.  The RT puts out 109.8 horsepower (the least of all the sport-tourers list) but is barely eclipsed by the 111.7 hp of the Triumph Trophy SE triple.)  But, the German twin puts out more torque lower in the rev range where it’s more useful, 80.1 lb-ft @ 5,400 rpm vs. the British triple’s 74.6 lb-ft @ 6,300 rpm.

  • BMW K1600GT, 123.4 hp @ 7,900 rpm; 107.7 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
  • Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS, 139.4 hp @ 9,100 rpm; 89.3 lb-ft @ 7,400 rpm
  • Triumph Trophy SE, 111.7 hp @ 9,000 rpm; 74.6 lb-ft @ 6,300 rpm
  • Yamaha FJR1300ES, 127.2 hp @ 8,100 rpm; 88.7 lb-ft @ 6,800 rpm

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