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Hi all,
Does anyone know about how many horse power the stock gl1800 has :D ?
I have a friend with a Harley and he thinks it's pretty close.
I DON'T
Thanks, Jim
 

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GL1800:

117 bhp
123 ft/lbs. of torque

The 2004 Harley FLHTCUI Ultra Classic with standard air cooled, 1449cc engine for comparison:

55 bhp
86 ft/lbs. of torque

I got the stats here http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ so please gripe at them if they're wrong. :D
 

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i have seen anywhere from 115 to 125 published for the wing.

i have read in the harley rags that the evolutions are in the 85 range and the v rod is the 100 to 110 range.

personaly, i often wonder how bad they shake trying to make those kinds of horse power numbers.

i dont care about the numbers at all , i enjoy the QUIET and the smoothness of the goldwing.

if i wanted to fly, i would have kept my 2001 st1100, now theres some horsepower hitting the pavement.

loren
 

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More than I'll use, but sure nice to have on "tap" er...."twist" :lol:

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We're doing pretty good. One question... four different answers... with answer #4 including all of the 3 previous answers....
 

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Horsepower?

Loren said
>snip anywhere from 115 to 125 published for the wing.

i have read in the harley rags that the evolutions are in the 85 range and the v rod is the 100 to 110 range.

personaly, i often wonder how bad they shake trying to make those kinds of horse power numbers.

i dont care about the numbers at all , i enjoy the QUIET and the smoothness of the goldwing.

if i wanted to fly, i would have kept my 2001 st1100, now theres some horsepower hitting the pavement.

loren<
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Re Shake - Not at all. The shake is a marketing design for at idle sales attraction. Be assured, H-D could build the motor without the shake. But that's part of the image I suspect.
 

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Vibration??

I'm sure that's what keeps a lot of those female co-riders smiling when they're riding. (Did I say that??!)
 

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Re: Horsepower?

Jim King said:
i have read in the harley rags that the evolutions are in the 85 range and the v rod is the 100 to 110 range.
That's why I didn't go to a Honda or a Harley site for the data. :) Although, comparing it to others, I think the original source I quoted might have their data mixed up.

The V-Rod has the HP, but at 8250 RPM vs. 5500 on the Wing, and it puts out 74 ft/lbs. of torque at 7000 RPM vs. 123 ft/lbs. at 4000 RPM from the Wing. They had to sacrifice performance a bit in the low end to get these higher numbers near the top. (9000 RPM red line.) You won't feel the torque pull on the low end like a traditional Harley or a GL1800.

They are sweat looking machine, though.

In any case, does the V-Rod really count? After all, the only reason it performs as well as it does is because Porsche helped design it. :D

I found another chart from auto.howstuffworks.com, so again I can't vouch for the accuracy - it's their data. They had no stats on torque:

Flathead engine, 1909-1974, 742cc, 22 HP
Knucklehead engine, 1936-1947, 990cc and 1200cc, 40 and 45 HP
Panhead engine, 1948-1965, 990cc and 1200cc, 50 and 55 HP
Shovelhead engine, 1966-1985, 1200cc, 60 HP
Evolution engine, 1984-1999, 1340cc , 70 HP
Twin Cam 88 engine, 1999 to present, 1450cc 80 HP
 

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The only figure that's important is the rear wheel horsepower found by a dyno, the only valid comparison in the Harley line is the Ultra Classic, the V-Rod isn't a touring motorcycle. The following information is from Motorcycle Consumer News.

HD Ultra Classic July 2001
0-60 6.51 sec
1/4 mile 14.75 sec @ 84.57 mph
Measured top speed 93.9 mph
Twin Cam engine on dyno 59.3 hp :shock:

GL1800 February 2001
0-60 3.77 sec
1/4 mile 12.14 sec @ 105.92 mph
Measured top speed 123 mph
I couldn't find that issue right now to check dyno hp, as I recall the GL1800 usually dyno's around 100 hp at the rear wheel.
 

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Stormbringer said:
Jim King said:
i have read in the harley rags that the evolutions are in the 85 range and the v rod is the 100 to 110 range.
That's why I didn't go to a Honda or a Harley site for the data. :) Although, comparing it to others, I think the original source I quoted might have their data mixed up.

The V-Rod has the HP, but at 8250 RPM vs. 5500 on the Wing, and it puts out 74 ft/lbs. of torque at 7000 RPM vs. 123 ft/lbs. at 4000 RPM from the Wing. They had to sacrifice performance a bit in the low end to get these higher numbers near the top. (9000 RPM red line.) You won't feel the torque pull on the low end like a traditional Harley or a GL1800.

They are sweat looking machine, though.
In any case, does the V-Rod really count? After all, the only reason it performs as well as it does is because Porsche helped design it. :D


I found another chart from auto.howstuffworks.com, so again I can't vouch for the accuracy - it's their data. They had no stats on torque:

Flathead engine, 1909-1974, 742cc, 22 HP
Knucklehead engine, 1936-1947, 990cc and 1200cc, 40 and 45 HP
Panhead engine, 1948-1965, 990cc and 1200cc, 50 and 55 HP
Shovelhead engine, 1966-1985, 1200cc, 60 HP
Evolution engine, 1984-1999, 1340cc , 70 HP
Twin Cam 88 engine, 1999 to present, 1450cc 80 HP
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Well - the above Jim King quote wasn't mine. It's probably correct, but I can't claim that knowledge. However, regarding the Porche design, that's not a new thing. Porche has been contributing engineering expertise to H-D for many years - long before the V-Rod. My hat's off to Porche, not only for their own quality products but for those that sell under numerous other brands.

Many may not know it, but H-D has had horizontal engines, water cooled engines, oil heads, aircraft engines (rotary design), and designs other than the current 45 degree angle cylinder design, over the years. The EPA will most likely be the one to kill the Golden Potato :)
 

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I think most of the HP numbers quoted are crankshaft numbers. I feel that the only true HP figures are those registered at the rear wheel. Motorcycle Consumer News (Dec 2003) list the following rear wheel numbers. The HD are stock Twin Cam 88ci motors.

GL 1800 HP 100.7 Torque 108.3
HD Road Glide HP 62.7 Torque 73.5
HD V Rod HP 103.2 Torque 72.0
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How much horsepower you ask? Not Enough! :D More is always better!

I'm waiting for the 2005 2400cc Wing to be introduced this fall. 200HP would be a pleasant surprise! That would be a stationwagon with a real set of nads! YEEHAW!!!

Okay, so a Man can dream can't he? I want more power now before I get too darn old to enjoy and make use of it! :)

Deadeye....If a Boss would handle like a Wing and was cooler, I would have one! I rode one a few years ago down here for about 5 miles. I thought I was going to die from the heat! Major Heat Issue! :(

What color would you like that Teddy Bear in? LOL... Just Kidding! :D
 

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Red, I want the Turbo version with a wet NOS system....if you're going to do it...do it all the wayyyy :D :shock: :D
 

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Faster Wingers

Red and Gary,
One question.......where are you going to get tires for this new beast?

I don't want to seem like a Wuss here, but 0-60 in under 4 seconds is fine for me. Should I shop for a Teddy Bear? :?


May I suggest a Boss Hoss for you guys? :twisted:
 
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