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2010 Literbike Shootout: RSV4 R vs S1000RR vs CBR1000RR vs ZX-10R


The performance of modern literbikes may be intoxicatingly fabulous, but we were becoming a little bored in recent shootouts by having to resort to splitting hairs among the Big Four’s similarly spec’d 1000cc sportbikes. Yamaha gave us a taste of something different last year with the crossplane-crankshaft version of the R1, but it has a small power number and a large weight number, so it wasn’t the game-changer we hoped would shake up the literbike pecking order. We began to feel a yawn coming on.

And that’s why we’re glad 2010 has rolled around, as it sees the introduction of two totally new four-cylinder superbike contenders. Aprilia comes to the party with the first liter-sized V-Four sportbike, while the tech-heavy Germans at BMW present the most powerful production literbike ever, the S1000RR.

Promises. Promises.

At the end of 2009 we started the ball rolling early for our 2010 literbike showdown, pitting a trio of Euro superbikes – all of which are powered by some variant of the Vee engine configuration – against one another. The Aprilia RSV4 Factory came out as our fave over the Italian Stallion Ducati 1198S and KTM’s formidable and refreshingly different RC8R.

At the end of the Euro literbike mêlée we stated our intent to take the V-4 Aprilia, winner of Phase 1 of the Literbike Shootout, and pair it up to the champ of the inline-Four combatants (Phase 2) for what would have ultimately been a three-part, best of the best-type series.

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Well done you krazy Krauts! First place, first try....

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werry nice job from bmw.
They really seamed to complement the Honda too ewen if it's basically 3 year old model. Akra system and a bazzaz on the blade might eaven the score ?

Still can't get around the blade's looks and not sure how well the tc in the bazzaz system works 'cause there's no wheel speed monitors and no gyros for lean angle an so on.

So the 1000rr is the king

(oh and I'mnot favouring the Blade. I ride a RC8 @ the momen't but thinking about getting a BMW 1000rr)

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Well done you krazy Krauts! First place, first try....
Ummm... Did you go on to read the rest of the article and get a clue from the video? They actually (softly) claimed the CBR the "winner" because of it's power in the midrange and the steering nimbleness by comparison.

Not that any of these comparisons matter to me anymore - I got my S1KRR last Friday and I already have just over 300 miles on it. Every time I ride it, I fall more and more in love with it.

And besides all that, after my misadventures with a Honda ST1100 and various warranty claims on the 5-speed tranny that liked to find a false neutral between 4th and 5th on EVERY ride and no Honda America help - I'll never, ever purchase another Honda again.

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I have an 08 CBR1000RR & it is a great bike (except for it's thirst for oil). For <$100.00, you can regain the top-end power which adds ~7 - 10HP up to redline, which addresses the US drop-off in delivery after 10.5k. I am duly impressed with the S1000RR, but given the current economic clime, cannot justify the cost to upgrade. I'll probably drop some $$$ into suspension & perhaps lighter wheels instead. The Nissin master cylinder sucks (though braking is exceptional), so perhaps a Brembo upgrade is in order as well.
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i don't even need to click the link to know who won!

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To bad in WSB, BMW and Kawis bring up the rear. I dont even have to check tomorrows race results to know that.
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To bad in WSB, BMW and Kawis bring up the rear. I dont even have to check tomorrows race results to know that.


Hey, just like in F1 those teams are needed. Every team can't run at the front.

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Troy had the best finish BMW achieved actually.

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