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Thats pretty cool. 125hp! :D

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125hp from a 1 LITER motor... To put this into perspective, for all of us Imperial Measurement kind of guys, that's 61 cubic inches... Look at the 1 liter drink bottle... That is the SAME DISPLACEMENT!!! Frankly, I'm impressed!

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Sounds like a cool little engine.

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Check it out on Velocity's show Fifth Gear. Whatever the cars were, Fiesta's(?), went head to head, and the 3-banger actually came out on top! Not by much, but a win is a win.

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It's amazing the power you can get out of a small engine, look at F1 they have 2.5 liter V8's 800hp no turbo. Of course they do twist them up to around 18-20,000 rpm. :)

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That would be the best go-cart motor ever!

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Sir, do you have anything to declare?..................A what?????

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That would be the best go-cart motor ever!

Exactly my thoughts,or with enough work the fastest pit bike ever.

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A 52-pound block? Dressed, if that engine exceeds about 150-160 pounds, I'd be surprised.

125 horses (I wonder if they're miniature horses? :lol::unsure:) out of that motor is pretty impressive. I wonder what mileage will be like?

Charlie Larkin

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I seem to recall Ford building a car with this 3 cylinder engine, stuck Ecoboost on it and ran the Nurburgring faster than ANYTHING ELSE.

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At an event I attended for work last summer I was able to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of a Euro-spec Focus with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost. It wasn't for very long, but it was pretty promising. The blog post I wrote about the experience is at the link.

http://cgdailydrive.com/a-quick-spin-in-a-euro-spec-ford-focus-with-a-1-0-liter-3-cylinder-ecoboost/

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While it's only 70hp or so the 3 cyl engine in my Smart 452 is no slouch. I keep pace on the Interstate, out run them most the time and driven in manual mode runs great. A all new design with eco and turbo should be hot. Dad's Flex with the twin turbo 6 is UNREAL fast.....it's the biggest fastest thing I've driven.

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isnt the geo motor close in size too, for sure doesnt have 125 lol that might give some of the microcompacts some oomph 160HP Fiesta ST lol

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Geo Metro has a 3 cyl.....but I think they were just talking current production. It too is a 1000 cc motor.

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............................................ I wonder what mileage will be like?

Charlie Larkin

That will depend on a lot of inter-related factors, like vehicle weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag, transmission type and number of gears available, etc.

The power-to-displacement ratio is pretty impressive for a production car engine, but production bike engines have been there for a while. The Hyabusa 1299cc engine was rated at approximately 133 horsepower per liter. More interesting, to me, is that in 1955, 1 horsepower per cubic inch was pretty impressive. That's only about 61 horsepower per liter.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Would that fit in a Big Deuce frame?

Just thinking ...

B)

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Would that fit in a Big Deuce frame?

Just thinking ...

B)

Yeah, if you used big spacer blocks! :lol:

Seriously though... kind of impressive the amount of power they can squeeze out of a tiny engine these days. Not that long ago big honkin' 8 cylinder engines that made 125 HP were considered to be pretty powerful.

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While 125 horses is impressive, think of the new 450cc dirtbike motors that push over 50 horsepower stock from a single cylinder engine! Plus that is with no turbo or anything, only fuel injection! Imagine what the factory race bikes can make. . .

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While 125 horses is impressive, think of the new 450cc dirtbike motors that push over 50 horsepower stock from a single cylinder engine! Plus that is with no turbo or anything, only fuel injection! Imagine what the factory race bikes can make. . .

Are motorcycle engines subject to the same EPA regs that car engines are subject to?

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That is a great point Harry, didn't think of that. However, to be fair, the EPA has been trying to kill our sport for years, they just haven't succeded nor will they!

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Are motorcycle engines subject to the same EPA regs that car engines are subject to?

I don't think so if mythbusters show info is accurate. They tested motorcycle engines and they were far dirtier than car engines.

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