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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Street
…performed in this year’s shootout in the 2011 BMW S1000RR Street Comparison Video . Two-time Superbike Smackdown champ, Honda’s CBR1000RR faces off against the competition see how it performs in the 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Street Comparison Video . Does Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 have what it takes to run up…
2009 Superbike Smackdown VI Street
…long prosperous life aboard a sportbike you simply must show restraint. And for 2009, the ability to control one's self while at the controls of new 1000cc superbikes becomes more difficult than ever when the usual suspects from Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are at your disposal. Two of them…
2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 Comparison
…clean-sheet model in the fifth year. Like dorm-room coeds, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha have settled in on identical cycles, while Suzuki's 600cc and 1000cc Gixxers are one year off-kilter behind the others. This schedule is advantageous in new-model years, but it also has the effect of looking like Suzuki's…
2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R Comparison
…controlled steering damper, and that's why Honda's new marvel fell to third in the rankings with an 81% score. If the neatest thing about a brand-new 1000cc sportbike is a steering damper (that works marvelously, btw), then somehow it's failed. The CBR gets strong scores in every category except for its…
2014 Light-Heavyweight Supersport Shootout
…Europe and Japan. Watch the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Comparison Video to see how it does. MotoUSA is at it again, this time putting Suzuki’s GSX-R750 against its heavyweight competition from Italy. Watch the 2014 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison Video to see where it stacks up. After a disappointing first…
2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparison
Watch the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparison Video to see how this Ninja finished in the Superbike Smackdown Street. The 2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R is the only machine in this shootout that comes in to the fray without a single update or revision. That being said it was an all-new bike last year and finished…
BMW S1000RR Breaks Cover in America
…of BMW Motorrad USA. And by competition, he refers not to the exotic Ducati and Aprilia sportbikes you may think, but the run-of-the-mill Japanese 1000cc sportbikes; the affordable bikes of the bunch. Which, depending on where their prices fall for 2010, should have the base S1000RR coming into American…
2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Street Comparison
…you got to downshift. But on the 636 you don’t have to now – just whack open the throttle. Of course, it’s not going to have the torque of a 1000cc bike, but it’s definitely better. It’s more applicable in the real world now.” The cheater 636 engine delivers a notable increase over the 600s…
Modified Superbike Comparison
…or cheap task to supply tires for a comparison, but the Italian rubber company stepped up with its Diablo Supercorsa Slick race tires, which performed flawlessly. The Pirelli rubber's grip and feel was universallypraised and held up to all the abuse our 1000cc Superbikes could throw their way and then…
2009 Yamaha Star VMAX Comparison
…" says Motorcycle USA Road Test editor Adam Waheed. ""Acceleration on the VMAX is pretty much the gnarliest thing I've ever experienced. I mean a 1000cc sportbike is pretty fast but the VMAX gearing is so high and there's so much power down low, you gotta hold on for dear life."" Yamaha 's sportbike…
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