does the engine cc on a motorbike affect the rate of acceleration or top speed or both?

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  • 10 years ago
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    CC means Cubic Centimeters it's the metric measure for combustion chamber volume. In the non-metric world it's termed cubic inches. You multiply the bore (diameter) of a cylinder and multiply it with the stroke length (the distance the piston travels up and down in one cycle. You multiply the result by the number of cylinders involved for the total which is called "cubic displacement" either ccd or cid.

    The bigger the number then the bigger the total combustion chamber volume being used. In theory bigger means faster and stronger but it is not always true. Smaller high rpm types can be faster and quicker then slower bigger engines. A 2-stroke vs. a diesel engine. On top of this you then have the weight of the vehicle involved, the lighter the faster. Top speed has also to do with the final drive gear and the transmission gears. Lower gear ratios will not help top end but help accelleration.....

    Generally speaking in motorcycles, bigger CC's means more power and speed as long as you keep it in the same engine type, 4 cylinder, 2 cylinder but not always. A vulcan 1600 cc bike has 56 hp and a Honda Magna 700cc has 80? (guesstamet)

  • 10 years ago

    Yes. But so does type of engine, gearing, etc. Generally, the bigger the bike the more powerful it is, but that's not always the case. I had a 93 Kawsaki 500 that was quicker than my 01 Shadow 1100.

  • 10 years ago

    cc means cubic capacity, bigger means more power and that that generally increases top speed and a decreases acceleration times.

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