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).

Fractional-Horsepower Motor

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

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 MORE

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