Every rider wants to be faster. Even being 5-10% faster would be sufficient for most. And not everyone can keep upgrading the bike. And in most of the cases, you don’t need to be upgrading. It is time to see if you are actually utilising the full power of your existing bike. Read on.
We will be discussing following points in this article:
- What is Power and Torque?
- What is power band?
- Optimal Gear shift points
- Should you up-shift if your target destination is only 50-100 feet away?
- Quick Overtaking while touring
Let’s first get into some technical discussion. Everyone has heard the terms bhp. And most consider that higher bhp, faster you can go. WRONG. Power (bhp) and torque (Nm) are two different things.
“Power determines a vehicle’s top speed and torque determines how fast a vehicle can reach this top-speed.”
Note: We understand that there are many important factors like weight, aerodynamics, gearing, etc. which contribute to determining a vehicle’s top-speed and acceleration. In order to keep it simple and easier for everyone to understand, we have assumed these factors to be constant and not discussed them in this article, Also note that the explana