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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Masterbike 2009

Apparently they've broken down the Masterbike comparison as the Aprilia and the BMW weren't available. They were able to get most of the liter bike contenders together and the results are coming in. They'd split off the 600's and when the Aprilia became available, they did the liter bikes.

The contestants are
Japan:
Kawasaki ZX10
Honda CBR1000RR
Yamaha R1
Suzuki GSXR1000

Europe:
MV Agusta F4 312RR (1078)
KTM RC8R
Ducati ll98S
Aprilia RSV4

I believe they're going to try to acquire a BMW at a later date. How this will work out I don't know.

Apparently one of the members on the Ape forum is over there and feeding us info from Misano where the test is taking place.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ld_Circuit.svg

Top speeds at Misano in Kmh:
Yamaha 237 Km/h
Kawasaki 237
Suzuki 238
Honda 240
MV 237
Aprilia 235
Ducati 235
KTM 229

Now I don't want to start a hate fest but the results are apparently as follows:
1st-Aprilia RSV4
2nd-Suzuki GSXR1000
3rd-Tie, Honda CBR1000 and Ducati 1198S

I don't have any verification as of yet for those results. But apparently the RSV4 was considerably faster around the entire circuit, to the tune of a full second in front of the next bike the GSXR. So no shooting the messenger. I'll try to get more details when I can.
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...rUrl=Translate

http://blogs.motociclismo.es/editori...ismo/#more-522

Michel
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