1. DATA COMPARISION VS TOP S-LSA MANUFACTURES

MAIN MODEL ENGINE WING BRS / GRS FUEL* VS0* VA* VNE* X-WIND* WING LOAD* GLIDE* USEFUL* LOADED*
TOPAZ ROTAX 80HP, 100HP H INCLUDED 22.0 36.6 92.8 136.0 14.5 8.40 17 637.0 $130.0k
CTLSi ROTAX 100HP H INCLUDED 34.0 39.0 99.0 145.0 16.0 12.30 14 590.0 $179.0k
SPORT CRUISER ROTAX 100HP L OPTION 30.0 32.0 88.0 138.0 12.0 9.30 16 464.6 $180.0k
P2008 ROTAX 100HP,115HP H OPTION 29.0 37.0 97.0 145.0 20.0 10.10 12 590.0 $200.0k
GX NXT ROTAX 80HP, 100HP H OPTION 22.0 38.0 94.0 134.0 15.0 11.18 10 678.5 $180.0k
J-230 JABIRU 120HP H NO 35.4 48.0 124.0 138.0 14.0 12.80 10 520.0 $150.0k
HARMONY ROTAX 100HP L OPTION 31.7 37.0 86.0 146.0 10.0 10.76 12 634.0 $150.0k
SIRIUS ROTAX 100HP H OPTION 34.4 35.0 108.0 138.0 17.0 10.90 13 560.0 $180.0k
VIRUS ROTAX 80HP, 100HP H OPTION 26.0 40.0 93.0 163.0 15.0 17 683.0 $173.3k
LS-1 JABIRU 120HP L NO 30.0 38.0 87.0 180.0 15.0 17 500.0 $180.0k

*Measurements: Gallons, Knots, Pounds.  Pricing is based on May 2017 currency exchange rate of $1.12 = 1 Euro

 

2. BEST, WORST AND AVERAGE

  FUEL VS0 VA VNE X-WIND WING LOAD GLIDE USEFUL LOADED
BEST 35.4 32.0 124.0 180.0 20.0 8.4 17.0 683.0 $130.0k
WORST 22.0 48.0 86.0 134.0 10.0 12.8 10.0 464.6 $200.0k
AVE 29.6 38.1 96.9 146.3 14.9 10.7 13.8 585.7 $170.2k

 

3. RANKING BASED ON 0~10 (10 BEING THE BEST)

MAIN MODEL FUEL VS0 VA VNE X-WIND WING LOAD GLIDE USEFUL $/LOADED RANK
TOPAZ 1.1 7.1 1.8 0.4 4.5 10.0 10.0 7.9 10.0 5.9
VIRUS 3.0 5.0 1.8 6.3 5.0 10.0 10.0 3.8 5.6
LS-1 6.0 6.3 0.3 10.0 5.0 10.0 1.6 2.9 5.2
SIRIUS 9.3 8.1 5.8 0.9 7.0 4.3 4.3 4.4 2.9 5.2
P2008 5.2 6.9 2.9 2.4 10.0 6.1 2.9 5.7 0.0 4.7
CTLSi 9.0 5.6 3.4 2.4 6.0 1.1 5.7 5.7 3.0 4.7
HARMONY 7.2 6.9 0.0 2.6 0.0 4.6 2.9 7.8 7.1 4.3
SPORT CRUISER 6.0 10.0 0.5 0.9 2.0 8.0 8.6 0.0 2.9 4.3
J-230 10.0 0.0 10.0 0.9 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.1 3.8
GX NXT 0.0 6.3 2.1 0.0 5.0 3.7 0.0 9.8 2.9 3.3

*0~10 rankings are calculated the position within the above group, 0 being the worst and 10 being the best

Above figures are based on the 2016 Light-Sport Market Share by Dan Johnson and performance and pricing based on the April ~ May 2017 data gathered through websites.