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Old 8th May 2007, 16:47   #1
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Thumbs up 2007 Superbike Smackdown IV

Yes its here,

We gathered the Big Four's latest batch of literbikes - Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, and Yamaha R1 - and put them through the motions on the track and street to deliver our judgment in this year's Smackdown - MotorcycleUSA.com

Suzuki GSX-R1000 :

Track: First
Street: Second

Yamaha R1:

Track: Second
Street: Fourth

Honda CBR1000 RR:

Track: Third
Street: First

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R:

Track: Fourth
Street: Third

Read the Complete report here: 2007 Superbike Smackdown IV - MotorcycleUSA.com
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These tests are getting boring to read now! All these bikes are so close in performance that it all comes down to brand preference and which one you feel looks better!

It just nuts where superbike performance has reached today. Makes you smile doesn't it!
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Bingo Rtech! I have always loved Honda, so new versions every year don't make me change my preference. , And ye, Honda sure does look better...
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Old 8th May 2007, 17:40   #4
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Close in performance - Yes, Boring - Not really

But yes all the big fours are so good that you really cant go wrong with any of them, at the end, like you said, its a mater of personal preference.

This reminds of something I heard from a SBK rider, he said forget beating a 1000 by 1000, an avg rider on 1000 can get beaten by a skilled rider on a 600(ofcourse not on a straight).

These darn machine are getting lighter & lighter with more power almost every year

What makes it interseting to read is to know which track technology has made it to production & other space tech that these beauties get

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These tests are getting boring to read now! All these bikes are so close in performance that it all comes down to brand preference and which one you feel looks better!
You bet. All these bikes are really very close in terms of performance and most Honda lovers would plonk in to get a CBR, a Suzuki lover a Suzuki and the likes, so it indeed is all down to preference.

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P.S I would plonk for the CBR anyday
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This reminds of something I heard from a SBK rider, he said forget beating a 1000 by 1000, an avg rider on 1000 can get beaten by a skilled rider on a 600(ofcourse not on a straight).
heheh. Why 600, even a Karizma or a puny 400 is enough usually!

Edit: My pick of the lot would be the Gixxer. Though I would loose the twin pipes ASAP and slap on a nice titanium Yoshimura 4-1 with a stubby end can. ****droooolll****

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Damn how can you decide on one Busa (btw I thought you choose Suzuki ;-))

CBR: for its sheer manners, great for street
R1: purely for its beauty & ofcourse handling
Gixxer: For that Torque which makes it crazy & also great for stunting
Ninja: Well a mix of rawness & the green colour


@rtech: lol yeah Have experienced my self against a 929
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R1: purely for its beauty & ofcourse handling
From the article. So isint the Gixxer the better handling machine??

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The Suzuki excels when things get tight and on the track we found the Gixxer to be the best at High-Speed cornering.
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Old 8th May 2007, 18:19   #9
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Yes the Gixxer is a better handler as per report but that doesnt make the R1 a bad handler , its just that Gixxers are known more for their crazy torque, they are great stunting machines especially the 750.
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First time I'm seeing the Ninja not coming in first, and that too it came in last. Boo hoo.
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Shame the Yammie came in second. I wish it was the CBR or the Kawasaski. Yamaha's are over-rated just coz they look superb I love saying that about yamaha's! And ofcourse Suzuki is always the best!
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Nice to know that the journos at moto-usa agree with my fave...the Gixxer...

And they agree on my second choice as well...
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Hey guys Lets not get in into the big fight of the 1000cc's lols... its all about personal choice i think... what say...
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i just love the gixxer the feel makes me extremely comfortable and it has loads of power compared to my 636 infact I find it better to zip thru in traffic with the gsx. Its the best although its my friends.
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These tests are getting boring to read now! All these bikes are so close in performance that it all comes down to brand preference and which one you feel looks better!
Totally! An R1 for me.
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