3 Ways Motorcycle Manufacturers Trick You

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Ever wondered why stock tires wear out so fast? Does your bike feel heavier and less powerful than advertised? These sneaky tricks are to blame!
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Blade Vamp
Blade Vamp Vor 17 Stunden
Makes zero difference what unit of measurement you use.
Cool Beans
Cool Beans Vor 23 Stunden
I'm a pretty strong critic of anyone who want to sell me $#!+. Watched a few videos and ya, good stuff.
dogdtwo Vor Tag
Aka the H2 models have that perfect scale and is why they are monsters. Yes other bikes might claim the same hp or torque but its not their through all of the revs
Alexander Ort
Alexander Ort Vor 2 Tage
Thanks for the Education
Joe Danger Finesse
Joe Danger Finesse Vor 2 Tage
Motorcycle manufacturers hate this one simple trick
sivhasudhan Vor 2 Tage
Who is the musician ?.....It keeps on ringing in my ears...😍
Patricia Richardson
Patricia Richardson Vor 2 Tage
F9 still the best motocylce info on the tube..
knudplesner Vor 3 Tage
8:45 The truth will out; If you want a motorcycle with a bottom torque, then you need to look at max torque. But if you want a Japanese motorcycle that can only pull at absolute max rpm, then look only at HP.
Ray Brensike
Ray Brensike Vor 3 Tage
If you are fortunate enough to be able to find a rear tire the same size as your front tire, you can get a tire on the front with more tread depth. Really, can't they make motorcycle tires last as least twice as long simply by giving us more tread?
StarZiggy3 Vor 4 Tage
I love your sweater.
rarsenio1 Vor 5 Tage
Ca you please explain quick Shift on a motorcycle. Can you use the clutch as normal on a motorcycle equipped with quick shift?
Roger Wolf
Roger Wolf Vor 5 Tage
Very true in the automotive relm. OEM tires suck unless you spend the cash on a pure performance model.
1 2
1 2 Vor 5 Tage
at last i understand it. I expected it to be more complicated
Dileep Aditya
Dileep Aditya Vor 5 Tage
There is one more thing, manufactures increasing compression ratio just to squeeze out extra POWER but jeopardizes ENGINE RELIABILITY.
christian franco
christian franco Vor 5 Tage
awesome vid lol
McQueen Francis
McQueen Francis Vor 5 Tage
Beautiful delivery... Straight forward truth, thank you' sir...
afandou1966 Vor 6 Tage
Forgot to mention that the last graph is closer to the electrical motor operation.
Bavani Sankar
Bavani Sankar Vor 6 Tage
Wow! Such an excellent explanation!
- Vor 6 Tage
1100 revs, going up a hill on my single cylinder. HP is out to lunch. Torque is king, because peak torque is at low revs, and peak power is at revs I literally never do. Torque at low revs wins for an ADV bike.
Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra Vor 7 Tage
Thanks for making!
Eric Frijn
Eric Frijn Vor 7 Tage
I love your vids!!!
Ronald Tartaglia
Ronald Tartaglia Vor 7 Tage
So go damn good every time. I’m caught up on my binge of this channel, now I feel like a mere mortal. Now waiting for the new videos to come out.
Ronald Tartaglia
Ronald Tartaglia Vor 7 Tage
Ryan, your eloquent use of profanity is priceless. “ what the shit?” Hilarious
Rowland Straylight
Rowland Straylight Vor 7 Tage
Flat torque and linear power is really boring to ride though. What makes a cruiser (or my asbo-worthy "sporty" turbodiesel) a riot is ridiculous torque at low rpm that's immediately accessible, going from bimbling around to see you later without preparation. Conversely what makes really sporty engines with a everything going on up top is the screaming rush as it comes in and the involved ride in keeping the engine on song. And what made my GSF600 feel twice as naughty was an aftermarket pipe that dropped out some of torque across 3-5k so it's really soft at bimbling around town speed, and then it comes really abruptly. The performance gain from the low end loss is the torque doesn't fall off as much after 10k so peak power is later and the top of the power curve isn't so peaky, but that's not really somewhere you get to go that often. My point is that it's the nonlinear delivery that makes bikes (and other vehicles fun). Obviously that's not what makes the easiest riding and most flexible performance, but any vehicle optimised for performance over a friendly ride is not going to prioritize peak power over linear delivery.
traelz Vor 8 Tage
There is no better reviewer, he Is it. And I mean any product, any media format. This dude rocks!
Todd Stevens
Todd Stevens Vor 8 Tage
Yep, that's capitalism, the 'ole shell game....and we're all on the take. If we happen to survive it I'm sure people will look back and say:WTF, what were they thinking?
Aqua Marin
Aqua Marin Vor 8 Tage
wonderful Thank you !
Wes Treen
Wes Treen Vor 8 Tage
Thank you Ryan, Awesome explanations on the math for those that don't know it. Now, when people don't believe me, I can point them here for a second mental-incursion on why the true Horse power of the engine is when the Rpm is at 5252 rpm , and T= Hp.... ( or visa versa...and minus mechanical losses , of course). I'm still trying to figure out why HD sets rev-limiters to 4500 or 3500 rpm, Etc. Seems like a waste that the classic N.A. cruisers will never reach full potential of the motors full capacity.( Piston speed , maybe , but that hasn't stopped Yamaha or Kawasaki from revving.their under-square V twins to high rpm's... )...ciao
It’s all about the ride Keeping it alive
It’s all about the ride Keeping it alive Vor 9 Tage
Hay mate Paul from Australia, a fella Stuart fillingham - Royal Enfield & Bonniville ( has a big channel in the UK ) obviously nothing like yours ! he thinks you your incorrect about the Enfield “ rip of tyres “ maybe you can post the facts mate , if not I understand that you flat out .
Suhas Sundar
Suhas Sundar Vor 10 Tage
tsfcancerman Vor 10 Tage
They would stress with that tire in norway where it has to be min 1,6mm in summer and min 3mm in winter
Felix Haimson
Felix Haimson Vor 10 Tage
You know what gets you a flat torque graph over the whole rpm range? Electric motors.
Adrian Dobre
Adrian Dobre Vor 11 Tage
I am an engineer, I couldn't agree more, you earn my subscription and respect, nice carisma and confidence in front of the camera 💪
hmmm Vor 11 Tage
Disagree. I work with a major tyre manufacturer and here, all the OEM fitments gets first priority and highest level of quality standards irrespective of location or factory. Tyres which don't meet 100% quality norms, classified as class 2 and intended for aftermarket. Correct your pseudo knowledge.
Graham Beek
Graham Beek Vor 11 Tage
Superb! Never expected to hear ‘Hard Brexit’ in a Canadian motorbike channel!
Exident Vor 15 Tage
Oh I love it! More more more
Yashas Prabhu
Yashas Prabhu Vor 21 Tag
As always..best content about bikes..❤
John K Lindgren
John K Lindgren Vor 22 Tage
I like your first image Looks like your inside an Electrolux washing machine! Cool! Johnny, BKK-Johnny RE Aficionado from THAILAND. My videos are on carsanookdotcom
68404 Vor 22 Tage
Wonderfully explained.
Black Light
Black Light Vor 27 Tage
I had that sine-wave Pirelli tread pattern on my RD400 in 1979
Minion Moto
Minion Moto Vor 29 Tage
thats why i don't use Dunlop or Maxxis tires anymore on my dirt bike. i ride Shinko tires because they are cheaper and they last a lot longer on my dirt bike. i'll 50-60 hours per rear shinko tire compaired to 15-22 hours on other brand tires.
Andy MacKellar
Andy MacKellar Vor 29 Tage
ps UK is leaving the EU .. I still haven't stopped crying
Andy MacKellar
Andy MacKellar Vor 29 Tage
I love this... specially in the light of the "avoid crashing" vid... falling off a bike that created 70 bhp will hurt a similar amount to falling off a bike that makes 90bhp. I really don't care that my next bike... an easily ( may need to be easy I hear you chide ) maintained Suz GS500 can only get to 60 mph in 4 seconds not 3. I want to know it will get there without causing a national fuel shortage, without the brake line bursting, chain wrapping, or lights going out. I get it that MCN and Bike magazine have got things to sell... but there are other things to say about bikes.. queue Fort Nine.... keep up the great work.
Doctroll Berilio
Doctroll Berilio Vor Monat
May be i will sound too pedantic, but as European my self, i get lost over pounds and feets and whatever they are... I would love you to add International sistem, im not asking you to remove or change your units but, metres and kilograms sounds like music to my ears... Thank you... PS: I love your vids...
Prashant Chaudhary
Prashant Chaudhary Vor Monat
"after market Pirelli cost me my left nut" 00:40
Wayne Kent
Wayne Kent Vor Monat
These videos are so educational.
Mangesh Dake
Mangesh Dake Vor Monat
Awesome explanation
Gautam Uttamchandani
Gautam Uttamchandani Vor Monat
Best explanations as always. Thanks F9!
Hyosung SF50 Scooters
Hyosung SF50 Scooters Vor Monat
Actually liked this.smart, keen, and explains the hidden.
Antonio S.
Antonio S. Vor Monat
As ever, your videos are amazing! Great job!
L4NDSH4RK Vor Monat
Why are there no bikes with a perfect torque and hp snapshot? I want that...
Ijusthopeitsquick Vor Monat
Bravo for this. Engine torque is almost meaningless, since motive force at the wheel is a function of overall gearing, yet most riders and even journalists live their whole lives in blissful ignorance of this simple yet seemingly elusive fact.
btomye Vor Monat
his face looks strange or its just for me?
Patrick Kovicj
Patrick Kovicj Vor Monat
Mmm pie 🤤
oral drift
oral drift Vor Monat
the second half of the video seriously surprised me! great content
Historia Reis
Historia Reis Vor Monat
Hercules is that youu mann 6:01 😂 good video as always and very good quality video indeed 😁
Luca Monaco
Luca Monaco Vor Monat
I really like your channel, unfortunately you don't use metric system for your videos :(
98976h Vor Monat
kilos pls kg kg
mldlaw090155 Vor Monat
Too many commercials. Gonna stop watching.
Gav Bryant
Gav Bryant Vor Monat
FortNine is great.... editing is pro and the subtle comic approach is very well done.. Full of facts well researched and presented and with the kick of what in the UK we call "top Gear" actually its way better.... as its about Bikes as apposed to cars...
playfsx Vor Monat
6:09 hold my beer
Leonidas Harbalas
Leonidas Harbalas Vor Monat
You are genius my friend
SurferNorm Vor Monat
the science is good but most of this is complete bs nobody who buys their first superbike has any idea of what the horsepower or torque means they are buying because of magazine reviews and who is winning in moto gp or superbike classes. The very old saying from my boomer generation and I'm sure way before is win on sunday and sales on monday. As for as thin tires are concerened that is serious i guess but he seems to have never heard of tire trimming. Most thick tread tires are trimmed about 40% to get them as thin as possible for the best balancing and lower the reciprocating weight to reduce flywheel effects for easier steering and allow faster acceleration and braking. Then there are Them amurican bikes and those owners could not care less what their bikes weigh if the bike weighs 2000 lbs thats just fine cus its more manly. Them bikers proabably brag if they had a headon with a toyota the toy would be totaled and the hd would have maybe a broken headlight.. If he was criticizing honda because their step through 50cc wasn't getting 100 mpg. that would be valid cus that buyer just needs the cheapest dependable wheels they could get. But in big bikes dick size is what matters nobody that buys street bikes cares about most of the things he wasted time demonstrating. 2 lab scales ??? is he kidding. Cheers
SurferNorm Vor Monat
@J.R. Arnolli Well those charts are nice but i've been looking at them for about 55 years and quite simply most of them are merely suggestions of what you got. My first experience with that stuff was back in 66 when we prepared \ modified my friends 64 409 chebby 425hp 12.5 to 1 compression dual inline quad motor we found a I think it was a micky thompson crossram for it mallory ignition and a sig erson 560 lift 320 degree cam, The factory cam was nearly as big but the sales paper on the cam said it had quicker ramps and more effective oppening,. I was a kid so i really had know idea but we took it to a shop that had just got a new chassis dyno i think for carb jetting. Dynos were pretty rare at that time. The shop owner was pretty impressed cus that was the most powerful car he had ever had on it. Well after ever thing we had it came in at about 335 rear wheel horsepower that mechanic thought it was pretty decent for a mid buget build. Bet all i could think was after all we had done to the car it only needed 90 hp to be what the factory rated the motor. Now you can say what you want but what matters is which machine is faster. If you want to be technical the horsepower to weight ratio is much more important to performance. And more importent than that is the skill of the driver. My comments were really aimed at fortnine everybody thinks hes great and i don't think he really even likes motorpicles if he did that bike wouldn't be hung on the wall and if he reall liked them it would have been a little dual purpose dirt street bike Instead of whats there cause he could get anything he wanted. Nuff said cheers
J.R. Arnolli
J.R. Arnolli Vor Monat
Norman Wrinkledick / maybe BS to You, but I've always looked at torque/hp curve while comparing engines. Maybe there's a difference between Europe and the USA, in Europe facts are important, in the USA 'bling' is important?!??🤔
TpzBla Vor Monat
This is what I've been saying for years, comparing HP between vehicles doesn't mean shit with out the torque and rev numbers, but bench racer will bench race regardless.
That explains why almost every Pirelli tyre the sport demon in the older continental gt 535 and the new one the sports com whatever in the new 650 gt develops a cut just after a year or so. 🤔
Phil'O's Garage
Phil'O's Garage Vor Monat
The worst offenders were jaguar with the e type. The press were given blueprinted hand selected cars to get the then legendary 150mph. Not one single customer car was as fast or well built as the press cars.
Rafael Fontenuela
Rafael Fontenuela Vor Monat
"This doppelganger.." 🤣🤣🤣
Volgaman21 Vor Monat
Another trick is that they give you a very optimistic fuel consumption, that you'll never achieve really riding the bike.
Marcus George
Marcus George Vor Monat
The absolute BEST explanation I have ever heard! 👍😎
John Frost
John Frost Vor Monat
Great video, thanks!
Cmdr Ratzass
Cmdr Ratzass Vor Monat
Someone: What people want is even torque over a wide rev range. Everbody: Agreed! Somebody: So y’all want an electric bike! Everybody: Kill that traitor!
TpzBla Vor Monat
What he says is generally true for most normal riders because its a comfortable reliable line that won't throw you any surprises, but anyone who's been riding or been around cars and bikes for years knows that where ever the peaks are at on the graph, determines roughly what the engine is good for. If you want something that reliably cruises at not a very high speed (or tows in the case of trucks), then you want something that peaks low. If you want something you know you're going to be on the throttle and trying eek out every little bit of torque and horses, then a high peak is perfectly acceptable.
Cisium Vor Monat
No one wants even torque over a wide range - or if you do, it's because you're socially dysfunctional aka psycho. It's like wanting your wife or girlfriend to have entirely predictable moods that are easily manipulated. You say you want that, you may even believe you want that - but if you actually got that you would get bored of playing with it in six weeks.
David LeRoth
David LeRoth Vor Monat
M Hagax
M Hagax Vor Monat
Amazing, I see in Hollywood soon.
Ulrich Kuester
Ulrich Kuester Vor Monat
Here is a slightly different take. What we “feel” is acceleration which is the force at the wheel patch divided by the mass of the motorcycle (fully laden). From F=ma. Force is the torque at the wheel divided by its radius. So we don’t directly “feel” the torque bit it’s effect of accelerating the bike. Thoughts?
Smartest man on DEshow
Lawrence Chan
Lawrence Chan Vor 2 Monate
These kinds of informative videos are the best. I love it when you go into the physics of the motorcycle.
Michael Jones
Michael Jones Vor 2 Monate
380 tire (& Bike) salesmen hate this video.
Kat Park
Kat Park Vor 2 Monate
4:30 sounds a lot like an alchemist trying to list the vital ingredients of a human
Diesel S.
Diesel S. Vor 2 Monate
You da man!
Filip Bednarowski
Filip Bednarowski Vor 2 Monate
Well, in the "torque vs horsepower" discussion, there is also one more contender: The Gearbox Because you can get an engine with a high ratio gearbox, which will have less torque on the wheels, but higher maximum wheel RPM, but you can also get one with a gearbox that has lower RPM, but higher torque output.
_Elicon_GamingTV Vor 2 Monate
"It cost me my left nut"
Gary Bromley
Gary Bromley Vor 2 Monate
Pirelli made in Germany you say. I've just bought a 200 metzeler rear for my busa, but pirelli own metzeler, that's ok, until you find out pirelli are Chinese owned. The issue is, which is scary because of quality and cutting corners, as rules don't seem to apply to the Chinese like western countries, ....how long before things go wrong? You need to do a video on this.
Ronny Börjesson
Ronny Börjesson Vor 2 Monate
The USA, the last medieval measurement country on the planet (along with 2 other nations that have not changed since the stone age ). kW and Nm for the love of science!
Eggert Eggertsson
Eggert Eggertsson Vor 2 Monate
Makes you go hmmm....🤔. I had a Continental tire wear out prematurely. Went out on a 150 mile ride with 50% tread. Came back with steel cords showing around the entire circumference of the tire. The softer compound sounds like a likely suspect. Where do you find the nomenclature for the tire data that gives the country of manufacturing info?
FortNine Vor 2 Monate
DOT plant codes: www.tiresafetygroup.com/tire-dot-plant-codes-sorted-plant-code/ ~RF9
David Carroll
David Carroll Vor 2 Monate
Thanks for that. I’ve got to say I must have the brain of a dead fly. However I can grasp your meaning. X
Iota Vor 2 Monate
I live from a few kilometers away from that pirelli factory's town lol
Crackli'nBraap Vor 2 Monate
Gotta pause for a bit @ 9:21 First curve: Cuiser/Dirtbikes Second curve: most sport bikes L-twin/4cylinders Third curve: L-triples
Landon Pearson
Landon Pearson Vor 2 Monate
Fort Nine the science guy!
Eathen Edward Emon
Eathen Edward Emon Vor 2 Monate
This channel is so underrated
raglanheuser Vor 2 Monate
"what most riders desire is..." except when reviewers actually get bikes like that they call them boring o.o
Cisium Vor Monat
Sam B
Sam B Vor 2 Monate
Fascinating presentation
Robert W.
Robert W. Vor 2 Monate
Steady torque over an increasing HP range = The 2020 Triumph Rocket. 2.5 liters of "Rip your Arms Off Linear Power"! 🤘
Thomas Hardison
Thomas Hardison Vor 2 Monate
My general policy is to never buy anything I can't ride/drive. When I was in Japan for a while I was allowed to test ride ... literally nothing. Not even used bikes. While Japanese are usually very conscientious it was still painful for me to hand over the cash. Nothing quite like buying something to find out if you loath it or not.
Jason Dick
Jason Dick Vor 2 Monate
Ryan. God bless you man. You've helped me more than you can ever know. 🇿🇦
Kunwar Pratyush
Kunwar Pratyush Vor 2 Monate
This should be on Nat Geo or something
Juppie902 Vor 2 Monate
kawasaki weights more than advertised ? you might have stumbled upon a fake, stop ordering your bikes on wish.com and aliexpress!
Rodrigo Fábregas
Rodrigo Fábregas Vor 2 Monate
Great tech. man, but the best is...I can't stop laughing with your theatrical attributes!...🤣
Stan Coleshill
Stan Coleshill Vor 2 Monate
Nothing surprising here. Common deceit of mankind for the benefit of mankind since day one and for the remainder of humanity.
Resembles an Acorn
Resembles an Acorn Vor 2 Monate
The best motorcycle content on youtube. Thank you very much from England. 👍
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