Motorcycle dealers in Canada and the United States are selling the most automatic transmissions on the planet, and one in four of those bikes has a transmission that’s up to five times bigger than the previous record holder, researchers said Thursday.
The Canadian and the U.S. manufacturers say they have the technology to produce larger motors, and in turn, bigger sales.
They are also building new production facilities and increasing their investment in their assembly plants, said Chris Smith, executive vice-president of corporate communications for the European Automotive Group.
The new study by Autotrading Canada, an industry trade group, analyzed data from the Canadian Automobile Association and the National Automobile Dealers Association and found that of the more than 200 models that make up a typical motorcycle, more than half were smaller than their factory-backed counterparts.
The automaker says the bigger the motor, the more power it produces.
The biggest difference between the best-selling models and their factory counterparts is in the torque ratio.
That’s the ratio of torque to acceleration.
The better the torque, the faster the motor is.
And the higher the torque the more torque the engine produces, Smith said.
Motorcycle dealers say the big difference between their models and the next-biggest is in their torque ratio, which is one of the biggest predictors of the size of a motorbike, Smith added.
“There’s nothing that is better than the torque of a 5,000-pound (3,900-kilogram) motorbike.
There’s nothing more torque than that.
It’s like the engine of a sports car.
If you go up to a supercharged Ferrari, you get that torque, but if you go to a Honda you get more power,” Smith said in an interview.
The average torque of the two biggest models, the Honda CR-V and Honda CBR600RR, is around 6,000 to 7,000 torque.
That compares with the Honda’s 8,000 horsepower and 9,000 lb-ft (4,000 Nm) of torque, which are the best of the best, said Adam Mankiewicz, vice president of sales and marketing for the North American market at the American Motorcyclist Association.
The Honda CBRs and Honda CR650S, which both have 4,000 hp and 5,500 lb-fts of torque respectively, are the most powerful models on the market.
But the most impressive motor on the list is the Yamaha YZF-R1, which, at 6,500 horsepower and 6,300 lb-fatts of torque (about 10 times more torque) is the most expensive.
The Honda CBF650R and the Honda CB250R, which have 3,500 and 3,400 hp, respectively, aren’t far behind.
The CR-Vs are also the most popular in Canada, with about 12 per cent of the bikes sold there being automatic transmissions, according to data from Automotive News.
The Yamaha is the second-most popular, with 14 per cent.
The Yamaha YF-1 and YF1 are among the top selling motorcycles in the U of C, but the Yamaha’s sales are still far below its production volumes.
Mankiewicz said there are a number of factors that affect the success of an automatic transmission.
The factory is a good fit for a particular customer.
The motor is large enough to fit the dealer’s order.
The price of the motor and the powertrain are competitive.
And there is demand.
“The Honda CRF650 is a high-end model that’s been a long-term customer, and the CR-1 is a little bit smaller, so we’ve had to make some adjustments,” Mankiewski said.
The most important factor is that the manufacturer is making a high quality product and they have a lot of experience,” Smith added in an email.
The CR-Honda has a proven track record, which translates into great customer service.
In a phone interview with CBC News, Smith did not comment on the latest data, but said the CR1 has the best torque ratio among the five models tested.
He said the Honda had the most torque in the test, but that the Yamaha is also more popular because it has the biggest power output.
The Japanese company has a history of making big motors for big buyers.
It has produced many high-performance, high-priced motorcycles, including the F-Type, FZ1, and FZ5.
The company has also built the Mulsanne F1, the ZL1, a compact and high-revving machine.
Smith said Honda is confident that its new YF100 motorcycle will appeal to a large segment of consumers.
He said the company is building a factory in Japan and plans to start producing new models there later this year.
The F1 is the first motor to be built in the new factory in Kawasaki,