Originally Posted by pecha72
According to the dyno tests I´ve seen, it´s about 50 crank hp for the NC700, and about 70 for the Versys, DL650 and 650GS twin. The Transalp 700 was just about there in the middle, with about 60 hp.
These bikes are NOT about power, but 50 or 70 is still quite a big difference.
Fair enough, I was writing in very broad terms - having owned both a Blackbird (about 160 HP from memory) and a Fazer 1000 (150 HP?) all of these 650s feel much the same to me.
As you say, none of the 650s are about horsepower and the torque characteristics are more relevant.
I've just looked at the Versys handbook and the figures stated therein are:-
Power = 47 kW (64 PS) at 8K rpm
Torque = 61 N-m (45 ft lb) at 6.8K revs
I very much doubt that I have ever been near 8000 rpm on my versys (but I have on the inline 4s!)