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2012 HONDA CB1000RCompare it to the Sprint RS:
Price: £7,071 (£7,571 ABS) [it's $11.8k at my local dealer here]
Engine: 998cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve inline four
Power: 115bhp @ 9,300rpm
Torque: 65 lb.ft @ 9,000rpm
Dry weight: 221kg
Top speed: 153mph
( http://www.visordown.com/road-tests/...#ixzz2AQtTsuYI )
1999-2004 Triumph Sprint RSSo let's see: the Honda has the same or fewer horsepower, lower torque, weighs more and clearly has a worse power-to-weight ratio than the Sprint RS. Why would one go spend a bucketload of cash for a current Honda CB1000R? And why would VisorDown say it "makes more sense than pretty much every other bike out there"? Have Honda really managed to spend 13 years of R&D and engineering and come up with something that performs worse than what Triumph did back in 1999? And with 43 fewer cc's too.
Price: $4k or so, used [based on a quick survey of CycleTrader]
Engine: 955cc, liquid-cooled, inline three
Power: 108bhp at 9,200 rpm (earlier engine, '99-'01) 118 bhp (later engine, '02-'04)
Torque: 72 lb/ft at 6,200 rpm
(source: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...-rs-16151.html )
Dry weight: 207kg
Top speed: 154mph
Stats mean **** all. You have to ride the bikes to know the difference.
Have you ridden one? If so, how was it in comparison to the Speed Triple?
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