Technology / Motorcycle / Horsepower: A unit of measurement used to describe an engine’s strength. Typically, the more horsepower an engine produces, the faster the motorcycle can potentially go. The term "horsepower" was invented by James Watt in 1782 to help market his steam engine and refers to the power exerted by a horse in pulling. (See also: Brake Horsepower).
Technology / Motors / Fractional-Horsepower Motor: A motor usually built in a frame smaller than that having a continuous rating of one horsepower, open construction, at 1700 -1800 rpm. Within NEMA frame sizes FHP encompasses the 42, 48 and 56 frames. MORE
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 MORE