2008 Literbike Shootout: ZX-10R vs CBR1000RR vs GSX-R1000 vs YZF-R1 - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
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2008 Literbike Shootout: ZX-10R vs CBR1000RR vs GSX-R1000 vs YZF-R1


Kids. For every hard-working junior scholar in the world, there's probably four or five little hooligans who prefer to walk on the wild side. You know, the kids who race their Big Wheels down steep hills, poke bee hives, throw rocks at dogs or joy-ride their mom's car at 15.

The OEMs are grateful for these kinds of kids, as they are the prime demographic for the quartet of outrageously fast and capable machines assembled here.

Does anyone need a bike with an insane power-to-weight ratio that exceeds million-dollar cars? No! But is there a large group of adult-aged kids with a ravenous appetite for adrenaline? Hell, yeah!

And so we have a group of bikes in which the weakest of the bunch pumps out 154 horsepower at the rear wheel, all neatly packaged inside wheelbases tighter than 55.7 inches. They are essentially production racebikes, including only a smattering of street equipment to make them road legal.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-2008, 01:19 PM
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I read the article last night in Sport Rider magazine.. They ALL lack low to mid range power... None of them sound very appealing. Bad ergos on the R1, lack of fit and finish on the CBR, low end vibration in the ZX... It's all crap.
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...and yet I love my r1...

I'd probably buy it again unless I decided to drop down to the GSXR 750.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 09:22 AM
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...and yet I love my r1...

I'd probably buy it again unless I decided to drop down to the GSXR 750.
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My R6 is so easy to flik around and my R1 feels so good when I hit the throttle....the 750 would have probably been..."just right"...
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throw rocks at dogs? WTF...lol, that's just mean. Has nothing to do with being adventurous or rebellious...
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throw rocks at dogs? WTF...lol, that's just mean. Has nothing to do with being adventurous or rebellious...
LOL +1
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I can't wait to see what Suzuki does next year!!!

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The more i look at the CBR the more i like it
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The more i look at the CBR the more i like it
Yea,it reminds me of when the 'Busa first came out. I hated it! Later I ended up buying one.....

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