Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the gauntlet

As many know, the notorious ASG owns a Harley, a 1200 cc nightster, to be exact. This bike weighs in at 560 lbs and puts down about 70 rear wheel hp. (according to the Internet, because Harley refuses to post any horsepower figures)the power to weight ratio is 1:8.

I am the proud owner of 1979 Vespa p200e, which will make a projected 26hp(9hp stock) at the rear wheel and weighs in at 200 lbs.The power to weight ratio is 1:77. Advantage (potentially) Vespa.

In theory, IF I can get this Vespa to produce 26rwhp, I should be able to beat the very fast ASG in a 1/8 drag race. Why not a 1/4 mile race? the Vespa would loose every time, it is gear limited to 80 mph. The real question is, can I triple the power output of a pedestrian 200cc two stroke engine without spending Harley sized cash? ASG are you listening? Stay tuned!