Smart phone Horsepower measurement apps - BMW F800 Riders Forum & Registry



Remove this advertisement by REGISTERING.

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Points: 163,031, Level: 100

    Real Name
    Richard
    Location
    Pacifica, California
    Joined
    Oct 2008
    Online
    1 Hour Ago
    Posts
    8,870 / 15 / 698 / 2031
    The July issue of Motorcycle Consumer News contains an article discussing dynamometers. In a sidebar to this article they review a couple of smart phone applications that they say will provide an approximation of the horsepower and torque, along with some performance statistics for your vehicle, just by performing full-throttle acceleration. Attached are photos of two of the app reviews that sounded interesting and potentially useful for a motorcycle owner.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	001.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	102.3 KB 
ID:	261609   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	002.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	105.2 KB 
ID:	261617  
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

  2. Remove Advertisements
    F800Riders.org
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    FrankV's Avatar
    Points: 6,862, Level: 57

    Real Name
    Frank
    Location
    Geldrop (Netherlands)
    Joined
    Nov 2013
    Online
    3 Days Ago
    Posts
    639 / 1 / 3 / 13
    Motorcycle
    '13 F800 GT
    A paid-for app (quite expensive!) which still uses very crude assumptions for "calculating" engine torque and HP? Not something I will spend my money for.....

    Real-time acceleration figures are also not very interesting. I sense the torque and power myself when riding my GT...

    2013 F800GT Valencia Orange 

  4. #3
    Points: 163,031, Level: 100

    Real Name
    Richard
    Location
    Pacifica, California
    Joined
    Oct 2008
    Online
    1 Hour Ago
    Posts
    8,870 / 15 / 698 / 2031
    Quote Originally Posted by FrankV View Post
    A paid-for app (quite expensive!) which still uses very crude assumptions for "calculating" engine torque and HP? Not something I will spend my money for.....

    Real-time acceleration figures are also not very interesting. I sense the torque and power myself when riding my GT...
    But the second one titled GPS Acceleration app is free. So it might be worth trying.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

  5. Remove Advertisements
    F800Riders.org
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    FrankV's Avatar
    Points: 6,862, Level: 57

    Real Name
    Frank
    Location
    Geldrop (Netherlands)
    Joined
    Nov 2013
    Online
    3 Days Ago
    Posts
    639 / 1 / 3 / 13
    Motorcycle
    '13 F800 GT
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    But the second one titled GPS Acceleration app is free. So it might be worth trying.
    This does not calculate torque and HP, only acceleration.

    2013 F800GT Valencia Orange 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •