Brake Horsepower (BHP)

Technology / Motorcycle / Brake Horsepower (BHP): The measure of an engine’s horsepower without the loss in power caused by the gearbox, generator, differential, water pump, and other auxiliary components. Horsepower delivered to the rear wheel of a motorcycle is less than at the engine. "Brake" refers to where the power is measured: at the engine’s output shaft, as on an engine dynamometer. The term "brake" refers to the original use of a band brake to measure torque during the test (which is multiplied by the engine RPM and a scaling constant to give horsepower). See also: Horsepower and Torque

Other Words for Brake

Brake Noun Synonyms: curb, check, restraint, restriction, constraint, control, rein
Brake Verb Synonyms: slow, slow up or down, put on or apply the brakes, reduce speed, decelerate, slacken, hold up

Horsepower (HP)

Health / Fitness / Horsepower (HP): A measure of power calculated by multiplying torque times speed and dividing by a constant based on the unit of measure used. At the same torque, or pull on the belt, a reduction of speed results in a MORE


Technology / Aviation / Horsepower: The motive energy required to raise 550# one foot in one second, friction disregarded. MORE

Integrated Brakes

Technology / Motorcycle / Integrated Brakes: Integrated Brakes are used on motorcycles to link together the front and rear brakes. Many inexperienced riders in panic situations tend to overuse the rear (foot) brake. This causes skidding and poss MORE