I test rode the Tracer 900 GT a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with that bike. Flickable, throttle more responsive, quick off the line, the GT model has factory cruise control (standard), heated grips (standard), but the price, nope, nada, not until the GT comes down in price to the non-gt price (probably wont happen, ever)....MSRP here in the States is $12,999 and not many coming to the USA. The Tracer 700 is not coming either (wasnt here in 2018, not going to be imported in 2019)-the Tracer 700 has a 689cc engine and 74bhp...I am not an engineer-how do they get 20+ more hp from on 19 more cc than our NC700 with 670cc and 51hp engine....
[QUOTE=davidc83;205474I am not an engineer-how do they get 20+ more hp from on 19 more cc than our NC700 with 670cc and 51hp engine....[/QUOTE]
Don't need to be an engineer, but HS physics would be handy. This is the equation for HP:
So, to increase HP either Torque, RPM, or both have to be raised. Things like compression ratio, bore/stroke ratio, cam timing, ignition timing, combustion chamber geometry, intake & exhaust geometry, valve train design all effect engine characteristics. It's also 40 lbs lighter than the NC.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch!
That being said, modern manufacturing techniques, extremely fine tolerances, and great engineering make even the high revving, sportier bikes much more reliable than even 10 years ago. Win-win!
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