This is just a quick personal comparison from a VERY RANDOM selection.
No real thought went into this. Just noodling..
Just a quick comparison:
|The Ride||Weight (Dry with 180lb rider)||Horsepower||Torque (foot pounds)|
|2005 Honda Pilot||4580||240||240|
|2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT||3652||265||260|
|2010 Honda ST1300||811||118||86.29|
|1985 Honda Sabre||712||121||75|
|2015 Indian Scout||718||100||72.2|
|2015 Kawasaki H2||705||197||98.52|
|2015 Harley Road King||955||76||95.6|
|2015 Harley V-Rod Muscle||820||122||86 (Porsche designed 1247cc V2)|
|2015 Camaro Z/28||4000 (w/no A/C)||505||481|
|2016 Ford Shelby GT350||3580 (still unknown)||500?||400 (Ad copy boasts)|
|Audi R8 GT V10 Plus||3542||560||398|
|2015 BMW M6 GranCoupe||4479||560||501 $115,000|
In Order of PWR
I rate by Power to Weight Ratio multiplied by Torque to Weight Ratio.
But, with the extra drag of cars, inertia and larger contact to road, just look at the bikes to determine the “most fun”.
|The Ride||HP per lb (P to W Ratio)||Ft lb’s of torque per lb.||My Rating||Going Price (2015)|
|2015 Kawasaki H2||.279 (I MUST ride this) (197hp)||.139||387.10||$25,000|
|1985 Honda Sabre||.169 (121hp)||.105||177.45||$2,500|
|Audi R8 GT V10 Plus||.158 (560hp)||.112||176.96||$150,000+|
|2016 Ford Shelby GT350||.139 (500hp?)||.111||154.29||$???70k?|
|2015 Harley V-Rod Muscle||.148 (122hp)||.104||153.92||$16,000|
|2010 Honda ST1300||.145 (118hp)||.106||153.70||$14,000|
|2015 Camaro Z/28||.126 (505hp)||.120 (Wow)||151.20||$75,000|
|2015 Indian Scout||.139 (100hp)||.100||139.00||$10,000|
|2015 BMW M6 GranCoupe||.125 (560hp)||.111||138.75||$115,000|
|2015 Harley Road King||.079 (76hp)||.100||79.00||$19,000|
|2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT||.072 (265hp)||.071||51.12||$11,000|
|2005 Honda Pilot||.052 (240hp)||.052||27.04||$7,500|
This means that the Pilots engine would have to be in a car that weighs under a ton (1720 lbs including driver).
Aerodynamics and rubber to road traction / friction are also factors.
That said, wanna talk bang for the buck?
Utilitarian: The Honda Pilot & Honda ST1300 are on the top by a long shot.
Pilot = 10′ Surfboards (inside & Closed!), Coolers and a cross state comfortable, reliable family truckster.
ST1300 = Lots of Storage, comfort, performance, reliability, great in twisties and not too big.
Winning with just plain unadulterated lower cost fun: The Sabre, Indian (I will assume) then the Mitsu (it is a convertible you know).
(I am biased there as I have not ridden the V-Rod Muscle, Road King or H2 but ALL must be a blast and I’ll never set foot in an M6.)
Just plain value based on performance & cost: Pilot & Sabre so far.