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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 09:42 PM
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Yes most factories report horsepower at the crank, while magazines like Cycle World dyno their test bikes and give rear wheel figures.

"Reported" horsepower for the Vulcan is 63 I believe. I think a member had his earshaved VN dyno'd and reported 53-54 HP.

My FJR listed a HP of 145, dyno runs by owners are in the 125-129 range.

Shaft drive bikes eat up a bit more power than chain drive bikes BTW.

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