October 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm #3497
Could someone explain this to me?
Why is it on the new Ninja 250, second gear has a bigger number for gear ratio? When I throw it through the calculators figuring out RPM/Speed/Gear, second gear results in a lower top speed than first. Huh? Did Kawasaki figure the average n00b would shift so poorly they’d end up losing that much speed shifting from first to second?
More questions will follow for sure.October 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm #22749
I don’t know where you’re getting gear ratios but every page I’ve seen as them in logical order:October 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm #22756October 9, 2009 at 10:27 pm #22759
Second gear isn’t 2.7…, but rather 1.7…
Makes more sense that way tooOctober 9, 2009 at 10:37 pm #22761
I’ve been dinkering around with these calculators.
If I understand it right… less top speed = more torque. More torque = less top speed. Right?
You rob Peter to pay Paul, in other words.October 9, 2009 at 10:44 pm #22762
The smaller a gear is (bigger engine-rpm/wheel-rpm ratio), the more power the engine will have to move the bike, but the slower it will be able to do it.
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