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If you went around just wondering what bottom-mid-top end power are and not asking that would be dumb. All three are references to the power produced at rough ranges of R.P.M. For example bottom end power is the product of idle- slow cruising. Mid range power is produced at slow cruising to upper accleration and top end power is what you are feeling when reving the engine high into its RPM range or top speed riding.
lol still i little confused...what does it mean then when someone says like their quad has a lot of bottom end power?
Imagine two bikes at the base of a hill. The one with a lot of "low end" would be good at climbing hills at low speeds, so it could start from a dead stop and drag the entire hill.
The other bike with a lot of power in its "top end" (like a 125 two-stroke) has more power once the bike is revving higher. So it would need a running start at the hill.
Does that make any more sense? BTW- what bboyce said is right, I'm just trying to explain it differently.
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