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Motorcycles vs Car Power to weight ratios compare inidan scout | My Indian Scout

Bikes vs Cages PWR

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.

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