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What is displacement?
The size of a piston-driven gasoline engine (like the GY6 in our buggies) is measured by displacment of it's internal combustion chamber. The term displacement literally
refers to the volume of space the combustion chamber "displaces", and is usually measured in cubic centimeters (cc's).
Displacement, there's no replacement!
The reason displacement is so important in engine design is that in general there is
a direct relation between the amount of displacement, and the amount of power ultimately produced by the engine. There are a lot of other factors, but as the old saying goes: "there's no replacement for
Just like when measuring the internal volume of any cylinder (like a can of Cola, which is 355cc by the way), displacement of an engine is determined by the bore size (diameter) and stroke
Bore size is simply a measure of the piston diameter. The stroke length is how far the piston itself travels inside of the cylinder. For example, the standard bore of
a 150cc GY6 piston is 57.4 millimeters, and the piston travels 58 millimeters within the cylinder every cycle.
Bore x Stroke = Power!
The more displacement an engine has, the more air and fuel mixture it can suck in from the carburetor. The more gas and air you can confine into a space and ignite, the bigger the boom!
This translates to more power at the wheels of your buggy. The internal volume of the engine can be upped by either increasing the bore or the stroke sizes. While these both do the same thing, they are
not created equal. This leads us to the next point...
Why strokers are important.
Stroked engines not only have a larger displacement than a stock engine, but there is also a greater amount of torque produced per additional CC when compared to only a bigger
bore. This is because a stroker crank produces more leaverage than a stock crank. Think of it like this, it is much easier to remove a stubborn rusty bolt with big wrench than with a small wrench,
right? A bigger wrench will take that bolt off easier because your hand travels in a larger diameter circle, resulting in more torque being applied directly
to that stubborn bolt. It's all about leaverage and the same principle applies to the crank shaft of your buggy. A longer stroke means that the piston (your hand) has an easier time turning the crankshaft
(the wrench) and ultimately the rear tires (the bolt). Got it? Cool, we're ready to start playing with numbers...
So you've read everything above (or maybe not...) and you want to see what the actual displacement of your GY6 engine is. That's good, because we happen to have written this nifty little displacement calculator
to hook you up with exactly the info you're after. Here you will find all of the bore and stroke options currently available in the GY6 market, so that you can see all possible displacements with a few
clicks of the mouse.
GY6 Displacement Calculator
Choose an available GY6 bore diameter:
Choose an available GY6 stroke length:
The displacement of your GY6 is: 150.09cc!