Comparison test of the 1000 super sports car, part 2


Comparison test of the 1000 super sports car, part 2

Comparison test of the 1000 super sports car, part 2

The street sweepers

Fun surfing on country roads, everyday operations, sober cost-benefit analysis ?? In the second part of the big super athlete comparison, the five radical power bikes have to prove different qualities.

As if to confirm the MOTORRAD test results from issue 6/2005, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Superbikes ironed out the competition in the first world championship run. Double victory, double lead in the World Cup? the first gig couldn’t go any better. In the sporty first part of the super athlete comparison, the GSX-R 1000 hit the nail on the head and landed superiorly in first place in the intermediate ranking of engine, chassis and
Safety ahead of the Yamaha R1, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Honda Fireblade * and MV Agusta F4 1000 S. And secured second place in the race track standings behind the Kawasaki with a wafer-thin residue.
But with all the fascination and passion for fast seating, at some point the question of suitability for everyday use, usefulness and economy will arise. In other words: do you still have this type of motorcycle under control? And you can afford the fun without having to cheer up your house and yard?
How about the handling
the country road? Basically must
you accept compromises in the scraps of rural roads on every super sports car. The seating position, suspension setup and the wide slippers are not ideal for
narrow winding and bumpy roads-
rubbers, which is why so many choose
the knee slider group is wondering if big-endurists or naked middle-graders
Appear in full format in the rearview mirror.
However, those who come to terms with the general conditions of radical athletes will also receive one of the four Japanese
an all-round carefree package. There is no such thing as more driving stability, more braking, more greed for corners. The differences between the test subjects in terms of driving behavior are tiny and depend more on the respective series tires than on the overall concept. The bottom line is that the GSX-R 1000 and YZF-R1 drive due to their neutrality and
their acceptable driving comfort a few more points than the CBR
1000 RR on unwieldy Pirelli Diablo
Corsa in special specification »H« rolls, and the board-hard sprung ZX-10R.
Especially the Yamaha is very popular with the test drivers because of the relaxed seating position and the comfortable spring / damper setting. All four Japanese, meanwhile, benefit from the current trend in racing motorcycle construction towards short tanks and relatively high clamped handlebars. If a well-filled tank bag is then tied up as a support, the sports equipment will last a long time
To make daily stages casual.
If only because all the engines are so powerful and brawny that every touring athlete can pack. And: Don’t be afraid of sheer violence, the new generation of engines is tame as never before. Unpredictable bursts of power are a thing of the past, instead there is power that can be called up spontaneously as needed, which only becomes hell if you let the four-cylinder gallop at full throttle and speeds over 10,000 rpm. However, you should think twice about this major dynamic driving event on public roads.
The beauty of the sports club: the high-quality equipment that is used during the day-
bright lighting systems over a complete set of instruments with trip meter to the flawless fittings and
mainly functional rearview mirrors has everything you need for everyday life. You can even look forward to a certain amount of wind protection behind the racy, short-cut windows.
Also pleasing: Despite the high-tech, small repairs or maintenance work on the super sports cars can be carried out easily. Whether removing the leaves from the cladding, tensioning the chain or accessing the air filter box and on-board electronics, every move has a method,
each screw has a clearly defined function. With a little manual dexterity, the five test candidates do not pose any puzzles when it comes to screwing and tinkering.
When it comes to the irritating topic of passenger fitness
on the other hand, we want this kind of
Heaters do not swell. There is a pillion seat,
fold-out footrests and a TÜV-
just tether, that’s it. To Be-
Relationship risks and side effects ask your wife or girlfriend.
The MV Agusta F4 1000 S occupies a special position in the quintet
Extremely deep handlebars, a tank that is too long and the hard seat padding require an extra portion of suffering, especially since turning and maneuvering with the 221 kilogram diva
degenerate into rather annoying exercises. At least the front turn signals are integrated into the “rear-view mirror” because, with the best will in the world, these parts cannot be assigned any other function. No, the MV Agusta has to be conditional-
loose love will be awarded,
just a touch of reason or objectivity shakes the love of Italian myth.
Cost, benefit, profitability ?? can pure passion be calculated? The decision to put his money in one
Investing pure sports equipment is based on a passion for rapid movement and a fascination with genuine racing technology. What counts is the tingling sensation in your stomach when you open the garage door with a creak on Sunday morning and scratch the magnificent piece with the tires. How can you draw up a cost-benefit calculation for such moments??
Nevertheless it arises at the latest on
At the end of the month the question of what price the pleasure has. A clear answer: in terms of maintenance, it is almost the same as a naked bike with the same displacement, such as a 1000cc Fazer or Bandit 1200. What is mainly costly is the short service life of the rear tire, which is between 2000 and 5000 kilometers with soft sports compounds, depending on driving style and tire type lies. Roughly 300 euros per set in 120/190 dimensions quickly eats a hole in the savings stocking.
In terms of fuel consumption, however, the sophisticated four-cylinder engines hold back elegantly and consume little more than large-volume sports tourers or naked bikes, but all of them are of super quality. Here the economical Honda can collect points with 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers on country roads. When it comes to inspection costs, Kawasaki, Honda and Yamaha are ahead and only slightly above the prices of robust tourers or all-rounders. In this respect, too, the MV is the exception, which guarantees the workshop a full order situation.
Overall, the five athletes show how mature and high quality
the technical standard of the current power bikes is and that this technical package is worth the money for everyone down to the last detail. That
The Honda finally only comes in fourth despite its balance and suitability for everyday use, is due to the considerable fork flutter during hard braking maneuvers with which the F.ireblade at the end of the test. This was subsequently punished with a point deduction for braking stability / deceleration. During the post-test together with Honda technicians, an acceptable solution to the problem was only achieved after the front brake pads, which were not yet homologated, had been changed.

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Comparison test of the 1000 super sports car, part 2

Comparison test of the 1000 super sports car, part 2
The street sweepers

Measured values: Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade

Output * 156 hp at 11,000 rpm

Max. Torque 106 Nm at 8500 rpm

0 100 km / h 3.2 sec

0 200 km / h 7.7 sec

60 ?? 140 km / h 7.2 sec

Fuel consumption 5.9 l / 100 km

Theoretical range 305 km

Weight with a full tank 211 kg

Price including additional costs 13190 euros
Repsol special paintwork 300 euros

Measured values: KAWASAKI ZX-10R

Output * 166 hp at 11700 rpm

Max. Torque 110 Nm at 9500 rpm

0 100 km / h 3.1 sec

0 200 km / h 7.5 sec

60 ?? 140 km / h 6.8 sec

Fuel consumption 6.3 l / 100 km

Theoretical range 270 km

Weight with a full tank 199 kg

Price including additional costs 13,100 euros

Measured values: MV Agusta F4 1000 S 1 + 1

Output * 163 hp at 11500 rpm

Max. Torque 106 Nm at 9900 rpm

0 100 km / h 3.3 sec

0 200 km / h 8.0 sec

60 ?? 140 km / h 6.9 sec

Fuel consumption 7.0 l / 100 km

Theoretical range 300 km

Weight with a full tank 221 kg

Price including additional costs 20,000 euros

Measured values: Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Output * 173 hp at 11400 rpm

Max. Torque 114 Nm at 9500 rpm

0 100 km / h 3.0 sec

0 200 km / h 7.4 sec

60 ?? 140 km / h 5.8 sec

Fuel consumption 6.5 l / 100 km

Theoretical range 277 km

Weight with a full tank 200 kg

Price including additional costs 13139 euros

Measured values: YAMAHA YZF-R1

Output * 169 hp at 12700 rpm

Max. Torque 106 Nm at 10000 rpm

0 100 km / h 3.2 sec

0 200 km / h 7.5 sec

60 ?? 140 km / h 6.9 sec

Fuel consumption 6.7 l / 100 km

Theoretical range 269 km

Weight with a full tank 203 kg

Price including additional costs 13,295 euros

Test result: Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Stronger and faster than that
Competition, with brilliant racetrack performance and without weaknesses in everyday life, the Suzuki wins on points.

Test result: Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1 The Yamaha comes in with a respectful distance to the new Suzuki, which compensates for its small weaknesses on the racetrack with excellent country road qualities.

Test result: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Powerful and as fast as an arrow on the race track, the ZX-10R only loses two points to second place due to the uncomfortable set-up.

Test result: Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade

Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade The
Persistent fork flutter when braking abruptly costs the Fireblade a top spot. Even good grades do not help in everyday life.

Test result: MV Agusta F4 1000 S

MV Agusta F4 1000 S The powerful engine and the stable chassis of the exclusive and beautiful MV cannot iron out the weaknesses in everyday life and costs.

Scoring: engine, chassis and safety

Winner in the for super athletes
decisive test criteria engine, chassis and safety: GSX-R 1000 before YZF-R1 and ZX-10R. The Fireblade has to go
Subsequent fork flutter give seven points (braking stability three points, deceleration / actuation force 22 points), slips into
in the interim ranking in fourth place (see also page 56).

Scoring: everyday life

With a travel-ready payload of 198 kilograms and the huge 21-liter tank moves
the MV Agusta the rating in their favor: second place behind the balanced Yamaha YZF-R1. While the Suzuki only lands in fifth place due to deductions in range and payload, Honda and Kawasaki leave nothing to be desired with 54 points each.

Scoring: comfort

Suzuki’s new high-flyer leads thanks to the comfortable seating position and good suspension setup in the comfort rating ahead of the equally comfortable Yamaha and Honda. At Kawasaki, the athletic toughness nullifies a better rating. Clearly beaten: the radical MV Agusta F4 1000 S, which puts a strain on the ability to suffer even with convinced sports freaks.

Scoring: costs / environment

Amazingly good emission values ​​at
the ZX-10R and the Fireblade, which also makes up for points in terms of consumption. In terms of workmanship, all five reflect the impressively high technical standard of the large Supersport class. When it comes to inspection costs, the Japanese don’t give much.
MV drivers, on the other hand, are welcome and often seen by the dealers. Somehow you get the impression that the F4 1000 S, which was created out of a passionate pen, has dispensed with an acceptable cost-benefit calculation.

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