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Old 19th June 2006, 23:29   #1
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Exclamation A bike wid a Zen Engine....

A basic doubt.... just wondering if any1 can help. Is it possible 2 extract 100+ bhp from a zen engine.... 'coz a Yamaha R1 has a 1000cc engine too which produces 150bhp, which is titanic compared to the mere 60 produced by Zen. Can u modify it to the extent of getting such power... wht wud go into such a project?
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Old 20th June 2006, 00:38   #2
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I remember watching on T.V., a few automobile college students fitting an esteem engine on bike. With some mods, one can definitely try something close to 100 bhp. As for the zen......I have doubts

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Old 20th June 2006, 01:11   #3
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Hey dustDevil,

Here is a link for the Photo Report of a Bike with an 800 Engine. (Photo report of a Bike with an 800 engine)
In this thread u will find a bike with 1.3L esteem engine also.
Check It out..

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Old 20th June 2006, 11:46   #4
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The engines are completely different, you can expect to spend a bombshell if you are looking to go 100 horses naturally aspirated.
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Old 20th June 2006, 12:08   #5
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Yes Psycho is right, just being same cc doesnt mean they can be tuned to produce similar Power the best example would be Busa & Swift both use 1300 c engine but see the power difference. One of the main reasons being the RPM at which the Power is produced, the bike engines produce such high power at a very high rpm which would not be practical for a car, Similary a car kind of engine for a bike would be very high on torque(since more power at lower rpm)
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Yes Psycho is right, just being same cc doesnt mean they can be tuned to produce similar Power the best example would be Busa & Swift both use 1300 c engine but see the power difference. One of the main reasons being the RPM at which the Power is produced, the bike engines produce such high power at a very high rpm which would not be practical for a car, Similary a car kind of engine for a bike would be very high on torque(since more power at lower rpm)
yeah

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now no need to get into first gear at the signals just slam in 2nd and keep ur direction straight and u have a fantastic wheel spin. lots of torque low down.
no need to have busa like power but u could now cruise all day at 130kmph good for the bullet die hard cruiser image types.
btw u need to source a nice gearbox atleast 6 speed and the one in sight to me which should match i feel is the RD.
cheers to ur project if u plan to do it but remember it wont be street legal so backyard rides will be there.

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Old 20th June 2006, 13:17   #7
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do a comparision between the torque figures for the r1 engine and the zen engine, the diff will be obvious
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http://www.pumaracing.co.uk/power2.htm

Here is a well written article on why the differences exist.
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Old 20th June 2006, 16:56   #9
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Thumbs up Thnx a lot.....

Thank-you guys 4 all ur help, views n suggestions!
Thnx psycho.... the article ws just too gud n the website even better!
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Getting a little off-topic.... can anyone tell me, where in mumbai can i get a lighter flywheel, or my flywheel lightened!?
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Getting a little off-topic.... can anyone tell me, where in mumbai can i get a lighter flywheel, or my flywheel lightened!?
hey... doubt the "getting lighter flywheels" part.. u can get it lightened at a decent machine shop.. pm me if u need more info
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