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Michael Neeves  says:

The ultimate superbike test

These are ‘Top Trump’ superbikes – the kind of machines you’ll probably only ever see in pictures and rarely in the flesh. The new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC, BMW HP4 Carbon, Ducati 1199R Panigale and MV Agusta F4RR are all about the big numbers: power, capacity, top speed, electronic rider aids and, of course, price. If you’re in the market...

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edsy007

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edsy007 says:

ZX10R

The BMW will smash it, although Hodgson being sponsored by Ducati cant let it fail too badly - unlike Checa.

Why no ZX10R in there - have you seen the superstock entries in both WSBK and BSB - Kawasaki dominates.

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snev

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snev says:

huh ?

are you having a laugh ? 883 ? K1300s ? jeez......:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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STRESSED1

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STRESSED1 says:

Rich man's toys.......

Looking at the above picture it's amazing the size of the Panigale for a 1199 bike, it's more like a 250cc on steroids. Then the F4 RR, which remember is an in line four, tiny. The Aprilia comes next which, okay it's a V4 but looks like a 600cc then the Bmw.

All are outta reach of normal working class people unless of course you have won the lottery.

Anyhow, once the lust dies down upon seeing these creations for the first time, the rational side kicks in and you think, for the amount of DOSH i will have to shell out for one of these i could have a lot more for my money.

As beautiful as these bikes are, i think they're mere fantasy machines, created to milk the money cow. If you have to spend hundreds or even thousands more having them `SET UP', in order for you to ride them on the roads without being seriously injured or scared outta your wits, then it's defeating the objective really.:blink:

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Black955tiger

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I suppose you testers have got to have your fun testing the ultimate racerep bikes but for most of us it's completely irrelevant.

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preunit

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preunit says:

SHIVER

is that a 883 Hardley Believable?

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vivster

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vivster says:

Call me cynical but...

...surely MCN can see this kind of article has little to no interest to its readership? MCN readers will view this as the MCN journos finding any excuse to get their hands on and thrash a number of top end bikes around a circuit as opposed to more 'mundane' but relevant articles that we would actually find useful.

In today's economic climate, I'd have thought the publication would have tried to remain in tune with its target audience.

 

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

preunit

I know you think that, because you've been programmed to think that you need a certain bike to help you corner.  that's not a good indication of anyone's skill set.  Minute differences in cornering only matter in racing, where every half a second matter. On the road, it's all about skill set.  

The point of the story, which is obviously missed on you is that a good rider, no matter what he is on, can out ride, and out corner, any wannabe.  :)

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

STRESSED1

Maybe there is something wrong with the stock fueling on the MV Agusta F4R, as the one MotoUSA tested last year had really odd dyno curves.

images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/12sb_track_hpdyno.jpg

images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/12sb_track_torqueDyno.jpg

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mercymercyred

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colour

Totally irrelevant escapism but still nice to read about the top end bikes we all lust after. For me its the BMW everytime and as shallow as I am I love the paint scheme. Dont like the front end though.

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snev

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snev says:

shiva, luv....

The point of Preunit's post is to have a little bit of fun. Which you obviously missed.

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