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07 February 2008 11:44
We've had all the top 2008 1000cc sports motorcycles out on track and on the road to bring you this years superbike test.
We've put together a selection of videos below detailing how the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Kawasaki, ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha YZF-R1 behave are on track, how they are on the road and then a final verdict back at the MCN offices, then stay tuned in for on-board footage of the motorcycles hammering around the Almeria circuit.
To see the full 1000cc group test featuring these bikes grab a copy of the February 6 edition of MCN
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i love it
12 February 2008 13:58
new Honda Fireblade
08 February 2008 22:05
08 February 2008 21:58
1000cc moose test
I read the report and found some major contradictions.
The report was based on the winning bike not being the most powerfull however all through the report it stated that it was that bikes power advantage in mid range over the others that resulted in it being top dog. It also stated that 'people either like or love the looks of the blade and most like them'. I am not sure which human beings MCN has spoken to but almost all the comments on this forum and off every biker I know is that the honda is NOT an attractive looking bike but that won't put some people of buying one.
The top bike was also the slowest (no problem with that though) although it does appear that its just been geared down a bit compared to the others to give a bit more acceleration. By that proviso adding a couple of teeth to the rear sprocket of most of the other bikes would negate any benefit the top bike had.
It does smack a bit of the Ducati 999 launch where MCN sang its praises and said it was the best and most stunning looking bike available. Punters however saw the look of the 999 and weren't as enamoured (maybe cos they weren't subject to ducati hospitality or fear of not testing future bikes if they criticised the new model). The 999 whilst widely accepted as being dynamically a better bike than the 916 range didn't sell anywhere near aswell based on its somewhat ungainly looks. I can see what honda have done with the mass centralisation but its not an attractive bike and that alone will cost them sales.
08 February 2008 13:01
07 February 2008 23:40
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