That's Biased... :tt: how are they going to use a 1999 Busa (pre Gov'na) and a 2002 ZX12R (post Gov'na) and compare the two of course the Busa Will win it does not have the speed regulator installed... :wtf: :bs:
yeah, it would be nice if they would compare current year models with each other. I'm sure they do somewhere, and I understand that wasn't the point of those stats. However, some of those stats are outdated as there are new models in each category that will perform better than the models they listed.
The charts are from Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN) road tests. Since their 1999 test of the busa, no one has beat it. It is not a current test, they just list the best ones as they test them. What's unbelievable is the top speed of the current 1000's versus the busa, blackbird and ZX12. MCN also lists used bike prices going back for 14 years. It's a great magazine.