Should be fast enough

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  1. faffi

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    Yep.250hp should do it. I'm not even going to try and fathom why.
     
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    No probs, the ecu has a pensioner mode, its called low power mode :)
     
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    I think it is the torque more than the outright power that make is that insane.
     
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    There are very few people on this planet who could go close to using 250hp in a road bike. You want it, buy it, but if you can't use it, don't ask why people will call you a wanker.
     
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    jonescg my real name is Chris.

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    Lindz - Voltron Evo has 230 hp, but that's just the product of torque and rpm. Accessing 600 Nm of torque is a beautiful thing, and capable of transforming your perceptions permanently. So the 230 hp is a big number, but only cause the torque necessitates.

    (It took me three sessions to grow the balls to wind the throttle to the stop at Barbs on a trackday!)
     
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    The massive torque, also on the H2, is probably why it feels so insane. And the battery-bike likely even more so. A normally tuned 250 hp litre bike would be gentler at lower speeds/rpm.
     
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    @jonescg: Knew Voltron had insane power and torque numbers but as you said, it took 3 goes to summon up the nerve to wind the throttle to the stop. Luckily, that was on a racetrack where there is a bit more margin for error, on the road, not so much.
    My bike has slightly less than 100hp and I've rarely felt it needed more but when I have, it's been on a very open road at go-directly-to-jail speeds, so prolly better I don't have it.
     
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    jonescg my real name is Chris.

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    Yeah totally, but I guess the point I was trying to make is that it's the torque which makes you smile, and the main reason a litre bike is preferable over a 250. It's not the ultimate top speed you're buying, it's the low down acceleration. The stupid top speed comes for free.
     
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