better brakes

Ilya A. Kriveshko ilya.kriveshko at
Thu Sep 25 14:50:24 PDT 2008

Ah! Thanks, Richard, for confirming my computation, if not my assumed
starting numbers.

Now I need to learn to put the same amount of meaning into fewer words.

PS: In Russian, there is a slang term that roughly translates as "verbal
diarrhea." Anyone got some verbal Imodium?

Kabara, Richard M. wrote:
>  Jo, keep in mind that power goes with the cube (3rd power) of speed for aero drag. At those speeds, mechanical drag is a small percentage of total drag, assume it zero. Assume aero drag is the same for both bikes.
> These are ROUGH numbers for illustration:
> GSX-R1000  150 rear wheel-hp  180mph top speed
> SV650       70 rear wheel-hp  140mph top speed
> (180mph/140mph)^3 = 2.1
> 150hp/70hp      = 2.1
> So the GSX-R1000 has more than double the hp, but only goes ~30% faster than the SV...
> Mother Nature is a real bitch!
> Rich

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