Sunday, 8 September 2013

Street Glide vs Honda F6B vs. California vs. Victory Cross Country Touring: Remeber

The custom is often a history of engine, and here we have a beautiful mechanical variety: Three-twin air-cooled, two along the way, one in front, and a flat six-cylinder water-cooled .. . Of displacements and typed architectures, which lead to very different behavior obviously. See more on these curves of power and torque.
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country
Share an architecture and close engine (V-Twin in the direction of the road, air cooled, 1700 cm3), the engines of Harley-Davidson and Victory curves reveal relatively similar in form (but longer than for HD ). Victory dominates the Harley-Davidson all the corresponding ranges, either in terms of power (with 10 hp better) or couple (2 mkg more), but just to illustrate sensations on the road facing a Street Glide livelier (typical sound, marked vibrations, less linear acceleration).
The Moto Guzzi California shows an interesting curve, despite its air-cooled air, it delivers power and a regular relationship, without "accident" particular, guarantee maximum availability. She confirmed on a larger road that stretches on both American customs, while the deficit of torque (mkg 5 less than the Honda!) Finally shows relatively little harm, unless in any case the lack of flexibility low revs and surges in transmission.
Finally, Honda F6B leveraging its unique six-cylinder boxer engine and superior to see a high torque and power over a wide range. There is hardly surprising that the Moto Guzzi to remonstrate with him in terms of longer, even if it is at the edge of the F6B that tend more naturally drawn to reports, in a marked hissing distribution . Unique!

Power and torque readings to the crankshaft (CE95 standard / 1)

Strret Glide Harley-Davidson (red curves): 88.8 hp at 5092 rev / min, 15.1 kgm at 3382 rpm / min Honda F6B (yellow curves): 115.8 hp at 5214 rev / min, 17.2 mkg at 4135 rev / min Moto Guzzi California (green curves): 102 hp at 6567 rev / min, 12.6 kgm at 5208 rpm / min Victory Cross Country (blue curves): 99.3 hp at 4833 rev / min, 17 4 kgm at 2709 rev / min

Power and torque returned to the wheel

Strret Glide Harley-Davidson (red curves): 81.3 hp at 5092 rev / min, 13.8 kgm at 3382 rpm / min Honda F6B (yellow curves): 104.7 hp at 5214 rev / min, 15.6 mkg at 4135 rev / min Moto Guzzi California (green curves): 94.1 hp at 6567 rev / min, 11.6 kgm at 5208 rpm / min Victory Cross Country (blue curves): 89 hp at 4833 rev / min, 15 6 kgm at 2709 rev / min

Speed ​​regimes played on the counter, calibration

Harley-Davidson Street Glide:
130 km / h, 125 km / h real, 3 200 r / min
90 km / h, 87 km / h real, 2000 rev / min Honda F6B: 130 km / h, 124 km / h Actual, 3500 rev / min 90 km / h, 86 km / h real, 2500 rev / min Moto Guzzi California Touring: 130 km / h, 126 km / h real, 4000 rev / min 90 km / h, 88 km / h real, 2800 rev / min Victory Cross Country 130 km / h, 128 km / h real, 3 000 r / min 90 km / h, 89 km / h real, 2100 rev / min

All these bikes often turn to diets low in current use. It is characteristic of large motors pushed the little family custom. The Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring shows slightly higher due to its smaller displacement regimes, but it is also the only one capable of more than 7000 r / min max speed.
The 6 cylinder flat turns a little faster than V-twins made ​​in the USA, but its amazing regularity brings him an extraordinary pleasure at all speeds. Incidentally, we do not doubt its ability to descend below 60 km / h and leave in a blast on the last report.
impossible thing the two big American twins who accept just down to 80 km / h in sixth. Victory and Harley-Davidson show regimes neighboring the same rotation speed as a final proof dĂ©multplication very close (6th overdriven).
Icing on the cake ...

Listen to the Harley-Davidson Street Glide

Listen to the Honda F6B

Listen to the Moto Guzzi California Touring

Listen Victory Cross Country

Average consumption recorded during the test

Harley-Davidson Street Glide: 7.7 l/100 km Honda F6B: 7.2 l/100 km Moto Guzzi California Touring 8.6 l/100 km Victory Cross Country: 6 l/100 km

Several comments are in order. In order, our Harley-Davidson Street Glide accused borrowing less than 1 000 km and therefore require out of the running to see its consumption fall. Especially true in Stage 1 (very common in the network) configuration, the lower its operating temperature and average fuel consumption in the context of actual use.
F6B Honda presented a relatively stable consumption between 6 8 l/100 km and 7.7 l/100 km during our test. The Moto Guzzi California Touring has always demanded more fuel than the others, often exceeding 8 l/100 km. The Victory Cross Country has been the most sober and even managed to get less than 6 l/100 km. Not bad for a Norman cabinet 370 kg!
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country

Kerb Weight checked

Harley-Davidson Street Glide: 376 kg (171 kg AV, AR 205 kg), 355 kg dry announced Honda F6B: 385.4 kg (178.4 kg AV, AR 207 kg), 384 kg announced Moto Guzzi California Touring 345.4 kg (159.2 kg AV, AR 186.2 kg), 337 kg announced Victory Cross Country: 371.6 kg (175.8 kg AV, AR 195.8 kg), 347 kg dry announced

Although palm "Kerb weight checked" return unsurprisingly Honda F6B and imposing 6-cylinder Boxer, it is actually not that far out of balance bikes yet more basic, heaviest only 10 kg the Street Glide for example.
Both American women also hold 5 kg, the Victory Cross Country boasting a modern design (aluminum frame girder). Recognize also that Harley-Davidson does not seek specifically to reduce its motorcycles to see the template in some technical parts or trim.
Finally, the Moto Guzzi California Touring looks like featherweight our case, but with 345.4 kg fully fueled, it is also natural to maneuver the other without using the engine ...

Comparative protection

Here we see real differences directly related to the design of each model. Honda F6B, so Goldwing convertible has excellent lower body protection (best) or chest and hands with his dressing and his way mirrors automobile, but the headset is drunken and turbulence are the most marked our case.
Califronia The Moto Guzzi Touring has a broad and deep windshield that allows even larger gauges to ride with the visor raised, without turbulence. Protection of hands or legs is very honest. This is the best compromise in the comparative material.
Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Victory Cross Country share the same "mold" in dressing. The Victory Cross Country better protects the crew through a header wide fork deflects more air in the hands and generates less turbulence than the Harley-Davidson. The legs are very exposed on the two Americans.
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country

Seat Height / Size

Harley-Davidson Street Glide (seat height: 715 mm, verified Width: 860 mm to bags, 970 mm with mirrors): Very easy access, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide is very low seat, with a fairly standard ergonomics for a custom. It almost appears to be the most slender of the lot, which helps to interfile. F6B Honda (seat height: 725 mm), width true: 910 mm to saddlebags, 1000 mm with mirrors): The shape of the saddle Honda makes it seem even lower than the Street Glide. This helps when maneuvering. Congestion is one of the most important because of the mirrors, large and located at the level of those of many cars. Moto Guzzi California Touring (seat height 740 mm, width verified: 1020 mm with saddlebags, 1006 mm with mirrors): The Moto Guzzi California Touring is less accessible for shorter riders as Honda or HD. Higher, more broad-based, it requires a little more tender legs. Still at 1.65 m, it comes out easily. Side space is more the width of bags that we must have in mind. Victory Cross Country (seat height: 667 mm, verified Width: 890 mm ​​to saddlebags, 1010 mm with mirrors): While the saddle is Lowest lot, but its shape does not put your feet on the ground better than the Harley-Davidson or Honda, for example. In addition, strange ergonomic handlebar Cross Country does not help when maneuvering. Side congestion, Victory is very opulent, either at his saddlebags or impressive fairing often dissuades interfile.

Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country

Equipment / Manufacture

Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Chrome everywhere, a lot of steel, an old school style and assumed legitimate. The finish is at the American paintings with deep but often screws without finesse.
• Standard: complete dashboard, even if the ambient thermometer in ° F is not very meaningful for us French, AM / FM radio with CD and MP3 player with auxiliary jack, ABS, alarm integrated transponder in the fob, cruise control, 12 V socket
• Suitcases are less inhabitable lot. The cover opens and rotated by hand, it avoids losing objects if they are open while driving. The bags of the Street Glide are sealed and locked with the ignition key of the motorcycle. The set looks strong, even if they are not as protected as the Moto Guzzi for example.
• more details: the unique key that manages ignition switch, fuel door, closing bags, the alarm transponder that allows operation as a "hands-free" key, stop the secure side stand.
• Details least: the clutch hard, non-adjustable levers, the transmission housing that heats much the calf.
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country
Honda F6B:
Modern and technology aboard the Honda who leaves the chrome against tight fitting plastic atmosphere. The black color does not have a red as an alternative less attractive.
• Standard: complete dashboard, radio with auxiliary jack, ABS combined 12 V socket and plug intercom.
• Cases: Legacy of the GL1800 Goldwing, the suitcases show more inhabitable for all, with the ability to store a helmet. The opening / closing is done through small gates and requires the key. If one of the covers is not closed, an alert notifies the onboard computer. They are waterproof.
• More details: the pockets great for ticket highway, a road map and other small ojects.
• Details least: more control over backwards!
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country
Moto Guzzi California Touring
Good exercise neo retro with a remarkable finish and frankly successful on the Moto Guzzi California style.
• Standard: complete dashboard and original, ABS brakes, 12 V socket, cruise control, three engine mapping, traction control, long lights litters.
• Suitcases inhabitable, well finished and protected by an arch, they open up and can leave objects that have taken place there to escape. They close with a key schedule. They are waterproof.
• more details: three injection mapping / lighting that really change the engine character, also the only one with traction control. Long brought additional lights
• Details least: the ignition key different from the key needed to open the suitcases, non-optional automatic alarm that needs to disarm or arm at each stop.
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country
Victory Cross Country:
The style is original, sort of Street Glide modern sauce. Materials and assembly are very serious.
• Standard: table full and original edge with a blue background and lettering that tightens beyond 120 km / h. You can choose between a display in mph or km / h. ABS, cruise control, AM / FM Compatible iPod/MP3/iPhone.
• Cases: long, more inhabitable than the Harley-Davidson, equivalent to the Moto Guzzi back bunkers Honda. They are waterproof.
• More details: the steps are the most inhabitable place and allow your feet as you see fit.
• Details least: the too small to handle with thick gloves, the strange shape of the handlebar premium radio buttons First, the absence of double branch selector.
Moto-Station opposes the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Honda F6, Moto Guzzi California Touring and Victory Cross Country

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