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air cooled or liquid cooled??

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by timbo79, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. gsx 1400 air cooled--kawa 1200r liquid cooled..

    which 1 is better???

    i hear that water cooled is better because it dosent suffer from power fade on hot days??? is this true and does this mean that the 1400 wnt preform on hot days???

    thanks guys
  2. Air cooled bikes are generally cheaper to service than liquid cooled bikes but liquid cooled bikes will handle stop/start peak hour traffic jams better.

    It will take stopped traffic on a hot day before it will make any difference, and there are much more important things to think about than the method of cooling :)
  3. Liquid cooled - can deliver better control of temperatures which leads to either longer engine life, or more horsepower extracted.

    Air cooled - can't corrode and fail, can't leak, can't boil over, no maintenance required, cheap and easy to manufacture.
  4. Up here in Qld had a mate with air cooled bike and he was forever keeping a watchful eye on the bike in peak our traffic as would overheat. If you were going in high condensed traffice areas I wouldn't go air cooled.