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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 29, 2012.
The Kawasaki 600 runs over $11k.
i thought the new RC213 based superbike would be a 1200?
Fours are limited to 1000cc in every Superbike series I can think of.
2013 MSRP's here in US:
Yamaha R1: $14490
Kawasaki ZX10R: $15299
Honda CBR100RR: $14800
Aprilia RSV4: $14999
Ducati Panigale: $17995
BMW S1000RR: $15550
All bikes are equipped with ABS. The days of 11K 1000cc bikes are over.
As are the days of new models every 2-3 years. The current CBR600RR is 7 years old without major revision. I had an 07, great bike but..................
MCN lists the Honda CBR 600RR with abs at $14,800.
Check this ad out.
Nice. Now if someone would ship it to me free and pay all the customs fees!
I believe it'd be about 20k for a this-year's model here. IMO the best looking sportbike out there, plus I love the V4 since having a VFR in the past.
Finally got around to reading this. Interesting comments from the teams. Thanks for posting it.
Local dealer here has three of those on the floor for 16K out the door.
Just a heads up: WSB Phillip Island is being re- aired on beIN Wednesday at 12:30pm. At least here it is anyway.
Worth a look- Hailwood at Mallory 1978
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Wow. Never seen this.
All you generaly hear about is Hailwood's comeback IOM TT win on that Ducati. Nice to see he was more then competitive on short circuits as well...without 200cc over his four cylinder rivals!
That 2nd place Kawi had way more power, too. MTB couldn't even hold his draft, and still got past and ran away.
While it is pretty impressive for a man who was retired from motorcycle racing 10+ years, it's not like he was running against the cream of the crop. Reed was getting on in age by 1978, only a year younger than Mike. I never heard of John Cowie. Ron Haslam and Tony Rutter were out. John Williams and Chaz Mortimer were upper mid pack GP riders. This might have been a "world" title F1 race, but it looked more like a national race.
Finally got to watch the Supersport races last night, Sofuoglu is some rider in that class, he raced with Lowes most of the race then just dropped the hammer with 2 laps to go and blew Lowes into 2nd place.
His Kawi had a lot more juice than the Yamaha seemed like all top end power, he could blast past him on the start finish line but not at the start of the straight.
A little follow-up wrt Hailwood TT/Mallory
"Basically, the whole TT business was a bloody silly idea that turned out reasonably good. I would like to stress however that not once during the whole TT period did I stick my neck out. Not once did I have a full-out go - I always had a lot in hand. At most, I rode at eight-tenths, so I'm naturally delighted I was able to lap reasonably fast. But obviously Mallory was a different matter."
"Mind you, my poor old toes took a hammering! I wore my right little toe down to the bone going round Gerards. I must say I was surprised and very pleased to have won. In some ways I was just as happy about my Mallory win as I had been about the TT. It's one thing to win in the Isle of Man, where people could always say it was because I knew the circuit better, and so on. But to win at a short circuit is a different matter - it proved I can still scratch a bit, and that pleases me personally!"
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