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Poll: Are hyperbikes still relevant today?

It’s 20 years since the launch of the first ‘hyperbike’ – Kawasaki’s awesome 173mph ZZ-R1100 which reigned world’s fastest production bike through the first half of the 1990s until usurped by new hyperbikes such as Honda’s CBR1100XX Super Blackbird and Suzuki’s Hayabusa.    But today we have a new breed of superbikes – awesomely powerful race replicas such as BMW’s S1000RR and Aprilia’s...

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  • Posted 5 years ago (14 May 2010 15:44)

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Jul 07

Posts: 41

PingCrosby says:


Its just nice having that power and using it when the urge becomes irresistable...

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Apr 09

Posts: 2733

BUSA666 says:


i agree partly with twobike, they are all great bikes for sure.... as for fastest the japs agreed a 186mph maximum which is fair enough..... and that means IF the japs want the fastest bike the could have it in a heartbeat EASILY.      to me the best is the BUSA followed by the ZZR, they are the true kings of the road.... the rest are track bikes, that can be ridden on the road....  you can travel at hyper speeds all day on the BUSA and ZZR, and arrive refreshed..

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Nov 04

Posts: 12

400Four says:

The busa and zzr were (are) awesome machines but have been well left behind by the current top sports bikes in terms of performance and handling. It's not always the "bike" but the "ride" that is biking.

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Nov 09

Posts: 1

The main difference with the Busa and Zed and the rest of the bikes is more wind protection and comfort (especially the Zed). All bikes are great and will go more than fast enough for most of us. The Busa and Zed however will offer more protection from the elements, more stability (being heavier and with longer wheel bases) and will be much more comfortable in general and also on longer journeys. The smaller bikes will offer quicker braking and accelleration and better handling but are obviously not so good at longer journeys (with harder seats and smaller tank ranges). All bikes are great for the road, it just depends what you want YOUR bike for? A quick blast? Then get a sports 1000. Want a bit more comfort and want to do a bit of everything with a bit of distance? Then get the Zed.

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Jan 09

Posts: 26

VitorR says:

If you're going to ride on a track. The BMW or the Aprilia are the only choice. IF you're going to ride on the road, the Suzuki and the Kawasaki are the only choice simple as that. a pure sport bike on the road will only ask for one thing, which is speed. It is painful and unpleasant to be ridden slowly and it tortures you to accelerate as I found out with the 08 Fireblade which, being a Honda, probably isn't even the worse in that department. Hypersport bikes are as "sporty" as a bike can get on the road (for now) while retaining the minimum mandatory comfort and convenience the roads require. They could loose some weight though. I'm sure that will happen in the future. The new VFR is a good example of that, you practically don't feel the weight when you sit on that bike.

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brutale r


Dec 07

Posts: 3248

brutale r says:

horses for courses

of course they are if thats what you want  if it aint your type of bike shut your gob

i cant stand hearing pratts complaining about they are to fast if thats how you feel buy a hyasung  250cc or a volvo

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Jan 09

Posts: 26

VitorR says:

Brutale r, who's complaining about these bikes being too fast?

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