Originally Posted by stevh0
You dont think a Multistrada 1200S can keep up with the CBR1000s on a tight track?
Multistrada won't keep with KTM Duke 690R on tight track.
On proper superbike/open class track - no, Multistrada won't keep with CBR1000RR if drivers are equally skilled.
Check power/weight ratio, check mass center location, check tyre sizes (equal contact surface?). CBR1000R is 170+ bhp 86 Nm bike that weights199 kg "wet" in stock state (and nobody runs it with heave stock exhaust) - and Multistrada is 239 (remove exhaust - save 6 kg) and 150 bhp bike. And CBR not even in top list for superbikes since few years.
With equal driver - no, CBR1000RR will take over.
Those experiments can be seen on most of Swiss and German tracks.
What about rephrasing: will Multistrada 1200 keep with Ducati Panigale?
Will Xtourer will keep with CBR1000RR?
Will Supertenere keep with R1?
Will Varadero keep with Firestorm?
If yes - what the hell manufacturers doing making those?
One of my colleagues - track addict - tried this. Did not work. He back on his GSXR K8 I think
Problem with liter-sports - in 80% cases they ridden by people, who got little skill to realize potential of those beasts.
At least here.
I was guilty of that myself. Took me 5 years to really get able to use it as intended. They are unforgiving bikes.