Thread: horsepower rating:engine size
09-08-2009, 03:43 PM #1
horsepower rating:engine size
OK, so I noticed the new RXT-X has been upgraded to 260HP, but the engine size is still 1494CC. I know there are many factors that go into the horsepower ratings, but since I'm not a mechanic, it makes me wonder just how far BRP can push their engines without completely redesigning a new one.
09-08-2009, 04:07 PM #2
I was talking to a mechanic in my area and he mentioned that the Seadoos are working very hard to get the same horsepower out of the 3 cylinders as the Yamaha in 4cyl. He mentioned that the Yamahas are going to be more reliable in the long run.
09-09-2009, 05:02 PM #3
Ok, so BRP increased the horsepower rating by 1.9%. Big friggin deal! Since the pumps are less than 50% efficient, the new BRP engine has about 1% more power. Big friggin deal! When they increase it by 25%, that will be A BIG DEAL. That will happen in around 25 years.... Ron
09-10-2009, 08:53 AM #4
09-10-2009, 09:03 AM #5
1: seadoo plays on the error allowance for these motors.. someone posted rxpx 255 dyno'd at 232 hp. So when they advertise 260 it really doesnt mean shit.
2: its quality of the engine that matters when running forced induction and comparitively speaking, seadoo makes a pretty darn good motor
3: who gives a shit how "hard" something works as long as it doesnt break and the performance is there.
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