I had a 1996 french Estrella that I sold last year (what a mistake !)
Now, I want to buy another one in Germany (1994 model) because there are none for sale in France but I read somewhere on this site that the Estrella that were sold on the german market had less power(for environmental reason ?
Has anyone tested the two versions, is there really a difference ?
Also , the 1994 version does not have a "heated" carburettor, is this a problem ?
Thank you for your comment. Strange that Kawasaki made a mistake in the user book, but you must be right! This power is given for 11800 tr/min (turn per minute or rotate per minute = rpm, according to UTAC norm): could the motor go to this speed ?! I don't think so, according to power graph given by Andreas ! For information, the torque is "unknow" in this same user book !
I do not really understand what gives the power. So, sorry.
My other moto, TW Yamaha, 125 cm3, is 11.8 HP (8.7kW). The maximum for a 125cm3 in france is 15 HP (German MZ 125 RT for example).
Concerning power taxes according to french law, the TW is 1 HP and the Estrella is 3 HP. This is normal I think because it includes the torque, what is really different from TW to Estrella !
a motorbike never has it's maximum power at the maximum rpm. If the Estrella had it's maximum power at 11800 rpm, it would make a maximum rpm about 13.000!!! Ever a small "sports bike" like the GS500(F) has a maximum rpm of 10.000!!! I think only real street race bikes like the GSX-R, CBR or the R1 make about 12.000 or 13.000 rpm. But these have a short stroke while the Estrella has a long stroke ...