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Did any of you see the shoot out results from Sportrider?
Superbike magazine from the UK really screwed up the 04 R1. Turns out their favorite bike of the day was the honda 1000RR. You guys should see this magazine.....they had really crappy quarter mile times for the R1. I remember them stating the 04 R1 had quarter-mile times of 11.14 seconds or so at 137MPH. Other things I found odd were Top Speed for the R1 was only 177MPH, the awful quartermile times and something else....oh well. I remember seeing that their Honda CBR1000RR was faster in the quartermile than the R1.........what???? I couldn't believe that!

But that is the UK, however, I picked up a US magazine "Sportrider" and they went through the same tests....
04 bikes such as the R1, ZX-10, 1000RR, and the Gixxer 1000.
These guys results turned out more correct.
Quartermile times were 9.95 seconds or so for the R1 and 9.90 for the ZX-10, and they were hitting about 148MPH with those quarter times.
On the streets of willow the R1 kicked butt bad!! It beat the second best bike's (ZX-10R) time by almost a full second!! There were other tests and you guys should pick it up.
Turns out that the ZX-10 won the shootout but by a very very narrow margin. They said that the R1 was the fastest bike for the track than all the other three, but the ZX-10R won "king of the title" due to its beefy engine and some other minor things.
At least we all know the 04 R1 is the fastest thing now, though it may not have won the king of the title it sure put the Gixxer in its place. BTW the Gixxer came in 4th overall, not a surprise.

Don't know what those guys in the UK are smoking, but I trust the US mags over here.
 

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Ya 177 is BS. Ive broek 180 in only medium length runs more than once. The RR is a slug. Them Brit's are on crack. the r1 isnt the fastest as you said allways, its slightly better on the track but that is subjective. Some riders might be better on th e ZX10. Ive seen 4 of them this weekend here at the Kentucky Derby area. Still no CBR though. I was on one 5 weeks ago so I know they are around. Perhaps no one wants one...

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True that a bike is as fast as the experience of its rider. However, the pros on Sportrider and Superbike mag said that the ZX-10 demands 100% attention and was the less forgiving compared to the three bikes. If you're a pro, then its easier to tap into the 10's potential. However, the close ratio gearing of the R1 has an advantage on most circuits if not all of them. If you pit all the bikes in stock form against each other and use them on virtually any race circuit the R1 will have an advantage; though the tall gearing has left the R1's street usage slightly disappointing at least we know the Yami was bred to race.
May be a one track mind, but Yami had to do something to put the Gixxer's in their place
 

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Magazines-Shmagazines....Sport Rider broke into the 9's in their quarter miles tests, but Cycle World could manage "only" a 10.18, BEHIND the GSX-R's 10.13, which in their dyno test was 11 horsepower down on the Yammie! (140.7 from a gixxer? please...). Also, Cycle World shows 151.8 from the Yammie, while Sport Rider pumped out 158. MotorCycle Online picked the CBR as the MOTY, Cycle World and Sport Rider the ZX-10, and though I haven't seen it yet, supposedly Fast Bikes picked the R1.

Hey, whatever. I picked the R1 as my personal MOTY, which is why I went out and dropped cash on one. Don't sweat the mags, and don't get caught up quoting their stats, either. Let's see, I'll pick Sport Riders dyno curve and 1/4 mile times, Cycle World's assertion that the R1 is the best as a professional race bike, Fast bike picking it as MOTY, blah blah blah.

There is NO SHAME in owning the R1, and there is NO SHAME that it is not the overwhelming be-all-end-all superbike for every magazine on earth by 1 horsepower and 1lb-ft of torque. Besides, all the guys on here with pre-04 bikes will be laughing all the way to the bank as they pick up lightly used '04s from idiots who trade in new '04 R1's for ZX10's because some magazine told them to.
 

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It's the same here in Germany with the magazines. They concluded with ZX10 and CBr in first, the Gixxer 3rd and the R1 the last one :confused:
They even dynoed The One with 158hp even 1 Hp behind the Gixxer
:rant

I also read a test from Japan where The One took the crown overall with the engine even 4hp stronger than the ZX10 :confused:
 
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