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post #1 of 4 Old 02-04-2005, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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I've noticed in reference to sportbikes most people concentrate mainly on HP rather than torque. I know in my Chevy 4x4 its all about the torque and how much force I can put down on the ground.

I know torque is the actual amount of turning force but what exactly is HP? Torque over time? Speed over time? Is there a formula...? I sound like a newb but I work on turbine engines with intakes 7 feet accross. When I work its all about the thrust baby.... 50,000lbs per engine!

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Torque gives the thrust that you feel when you twist your wrist. Torque at high RPM, however, allows more work to be done because you have the advantage of gearing. So you need good low-end torque for a good launch and drivability in the city, but maintaining torque at high RPM gives your bike more HP.

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