Question by Steven R: Converting CC’s to Miles Per Hour?
I was curious if there was any way to convert cc’s to horse power/ miles per hour? or if you could just give me the the speed of 250cc, 500cc, and 600 cc
Well that’s why I am asking really, I’m getting my motorcycle license in less then a month, and my parents are concerned about the speed of “crotch rockets” as they call them. I was looking at Kawasaki Ninja’s really, but I’m open to any beginning bike ideas
Answer by Ben
Haha, it would be good.
It depends on alot of things, tuning, whether its a 2 stroke or 4 diesel or petrol and even how heavy you are, so no there is no way to convert.
If you tell me what bike or what ever you are looking at i could probably give you a fair guess as to how fast it will go.
If your looking at a ninja then i suggest you wait till you have you licence and then ask for a test ride, you will be more than surprized quite how easily something as small as a 125 pulls away and for a first bike 250cc is probably more than enough.
(This next bit is ment as honest truth and not to be rude) If you didnt know that capacity cant be converted into MPH then I suggest you dont go for any thing over a 250. You also need to thing about the 33bhp limit you will get for 2 years after you pass, that will limit you to around 100 miles and hour, and 0-60 in 6 seconds’ish which when your hanging on to handle bars rocketing past a car is fairly scary, if not frightening.
Edit: didnt realise that you were American, yes probably best to go for something bigger than a 250 because you wont have that top end, in the UK you will rarely exceed 60 on most country roads in normal riding.
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