Horsepower, abbreviated as hp, is a measure of the power consumed or produced in a motor vehicle while cc, which stands for cubic centimeter, is a metric unit of measurement equivalent to 1/1000 of a liter of fuel. The rating of an engine in horsepower is normally given by the manufacturer at a specific speed of the engine.Know More
The speed of an engine is normally given in revolutions per minute, or rpm. For example, an engine with a rating of 50 hp at 6,000 rpm generates 50 horsepower at a rotating speed of 6,000 revolutions per minute. Different engines are designed to generate usable power while running at different speeds. Single-cylinder engines, which are often installed in large displacement dual-sport motorcycles, tend to pick in power delivery at a speed of 6,000 rpm, a point at which other engines, including the parallel-twin engine in Kawasaki’s Ninja EX2250, start to produce usable power.
Displacement indicates the amount of fuel and air that a combustion engine can consume in one cycle or revolution. The fact that engine displacement, which describes volume, is different for different engines means that the cc is also different for different engines. This is why there are motor vehicle engines with 2500 cc, 2000 cc and even 1000 cc.Learn more about Motor Sports
Some of the most influential, successful and famous American dirt bike riders, include Mike Metzger, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana, Ricky Johnson, Bob Hannah and Jeremy McGrath. Some dirt bike riders may be more famous within the dirt bike scene, while others, such as Carey Hart, may have additional fame outside of the sport due to their association with celebrities who have mainstream fame. Hart is at least somewhat famous outside of the dirt bike scene as the husband of Alecia Moore, a pop singer best known by her stage name, Pink.Full Answer >
The Motocross des Nations is an annual event featuring international teams that represent countries such as the United States, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy in a motocross race. Sometimes referred to as the Olympics of Motocross, mostly European and North American teams compete in the event, which takes place at a different location within a host nation each year.Full Answer >
A grudge racer is a modern-day drag racer. Grudge racing combines three main elements: trash-talk, stipulations (or ground rules), and street racing. The only rules are the ones the grudge racers establish right before the race.Full Answer >
As of 2014, pro Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher was tied with legendary drag racer Bob Glidden, both sharing the honor of having the most wins ever at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals drag racing event. In that year, each racer had nine titles to his name.Full Answer >