Peak Hp at lower or higher RPMs
What are the advantages or disadvantages of having peak Hp at lower or higher RPMs…
Say both bikes had 100hp – one peaked at 9k revs and the other 10k revs – what’s better?
The acceleration is determined by the force your tyre applies backwards to the tarmac. The higher the torque the more acceleration. If this torque happens at lower speed you fire off the line (see a Tesla that can apply max torque at a stand still as that’s how an electric motor works). If this torque happens at higher engine speeds then this makes your bike have a faster top speed as that’s where the max force on the tarmac happens. So for racing where your engine is flat out all the time, a torque higher up the rev range is better. For road, lower is better as you’re not thrashing it all the time.