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Which 2009 Superbike?


Which 2009 Superbike?  

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  1. 1. Which 2009 Superbike?

    • Honda Fireblade CBR 1000 RR 2009
    • Yamaha YZF R1 2009
    • Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2009
    • Kawasaki Ninja ZX10 R 2009
    • Ducati 1098 2009
    • Ducati 1198 2009
    • Other (KTM RC8, Aprilia RSV 1000R, BMW HP2, Bimota DB7 etc)


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Really?!?! btw, i heard R1 '09 on road is more than 30k.. is it true?

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o.O! but the price on road is killing rite?

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BMW S1000RR

 

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-bmw-s1000rr-1-560x375.jpg

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30k for cbr 1000r ?? tats daylight robbery

 

 

S$30K = US$20.3K = £13.5K..

that's almost double of what one would pay in the US or in Europe..

Oh dear, oh dear..

 

R1 seems to be a little cheaper, just a little bit...

 

PS If I buy a donkey, will parking be free and no ERPs? :angel:

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May '09 issue of Bike magazine is out, with a detailed review of the Jap Big 4 Superbikes.

 

Their verdict?

 

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/thfc74/scan0001.jpg

 

Very surprised they couldn't agree on the R1. The Fireblade was voted No.1, with the GSX R1000 and Ninja no.2 and 3 respectively. R1 left them very confused.

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Nissan Cefiro 2.0

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Honda CBR 400 RR Fireblade

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Yamaha 2008 YZF-R1

KIA Cerato Forte 1.6 Well OK sometimes a car comes in handy.

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Indeed, the latest shoot-outs put R1 at the very bottom among the Big 4.

Honda is consistent in taking the tops, mainly because of unmatched built quality, ease of use/handling on the street and performance on the track, etc., etc., blah-blah-blah...

 

It is important to bear in mind that all such tests are somewhat subjective and the winner is determined by counting the decimals in all scores..

Will those, I must say interesting, reviews make me change allegiances? I don't think so... :)

 

Ride safe!

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Will those, I must say interesting, reviews make me change allegiances? I don't think so... :)

 

Ride safe!

 

Yup agreed. It all boils down to personal preference and riding style. Heard the 09R1 is more for track. Hmmm it also makes it sounds like if you are not that skilled a biker you will not enjoy the power it deliver.

 

As for 09CBR1K its said that it is so friendly that you are able to use the power subsantially. It makes sense to me but i mean you never try all the big 4 you will never knw which one suits you. Cos mind all the readers that the test riders and magazine reviewers are all club racers mainly. For my case im just a normal SG road rider. So go power too much also wasted. Wat im looking for is reliability and friendly easy maintain and good built quality bike. (Personal Preference. :))

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reviews are bullshits...

 

choose the one u like most and that is the best bike for 2009

 

for me no doubt R1'09 dominates all

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Oh come on lots of people, experts and laymen, read those mags. I'm sure there's enough stuff in the reviews to make you want to learn more about the bikes. The detailed analysis and 'professional' opinions expressed in them do not make the reviews 'bullshit'. I do agree with you that choosing the right bike is subjective and a matter of personal preference and opinion. For some people, the one that looks the nicest is the bike they want. For others, its what the masses think of it that sways their opinion. You like the R1'09, fair enough so do a lot of people in this forum, in fact the polls show the vast majority love it. The nearest contender, the Fireblade is not even close to it. That's perfectly fine.

I used to be a car person. Then one day, I woke up and became a biker.

Ex rides:

Nissan Sunny 1.6

Nissan Cefiro 2.0

Honda CBR 150 R

Honda CBR 400 RR Fireblade

Current rides:

Yamaha 2008 YZF-R1

KIA Cerato Forte 1.6 Well OK sometimes a car comes in handy.

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BMW S1000RR

 

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-bmw-s1000rr-1-560x375.jpg

 

If not for the logo, I wouldn't even believe that was a BM. Looks like a beauty. I know its in the World SBK Championship.

I used to be a car person. Then one day, I woke up and became a biker.

Ex rides:

Nissan Sunny 1.6

Nissan Cefiro 2.0

Honda CBR 150 R

Honda CBR 400 RR Fireblade

Current rides:

Yamaha 2008 YZF-R1

KIA Cerato Forte 1.6 Well OK sometimes a car comes in handy.

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If not for the logo, I wouldn't even believe that was a BM. Looks like a beauty. I know its in the World SBK Championship.

 

This just proves the point - all bikes look pretty much the same. Engineering-wise all of them are state of the art and most of us, mere mortals, would never be able to push these machines to the limit..

 

Reviews although informative, form public opinion. How can one be sure that the testers are 100% impartial? Granted, they also have their deeply embedded personal preferences. If only the bikes were tested by some robotic thingie, then yeah, cannot argue with the cold facts.

 

So, the bottom line is that we choose the bikes we fancy (for whatever reason), but it does not mean the other bikes are inferior.

 

Does this make sense?

 

Ride safe.

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This just proves the point - all bikes look pretty much the same. Engineering-wise all of them are state of the art and most of us, mere mortals, would never be able to push these machines to the limit..

 

Agreed. But beyond the basic requirements of a bike having 2 wheels and a handlebar I'm not sure that all bikes look pretty much the same. Sure a bike's a bike, but I can tell the difference between a Yamaha, a Honda and a Suzuki. I'm sure many others can too. I was just commenting on the BMW S1000 R that looks so unlike a BMW, if not for the badge. Having seen plenty of BMWs, this one looks so much like a generic 'big superbike' from a Big 4 Jap maker, not that there is anything inherently wrong with that. It does look good you know.

 

Reviews although informative, form public opinion. How can one be sure that the testers are 100% impartial? Granted, they also have their deeply embedded personal preferences. If only the bikes were tested by some robotic thingie, then yeah, cannot argue with the cold facts.

 

Of course. I never said that bike magazines (and their journos) are 100% impartial. You can take it or leave it. No one's forcing you to choose the bike.

 

So, the bottom line is that we choose the bikes we fancy (for whatever reason), but it does not mean the other bikes are inferior.

 

Does this make sense?

 

I'm not sure what you're getting at. Look at my previous posts and you'll realise that that's the same point I was making: All the superbikes are just as good as each other at helping you kill yourself on the roads. It boils down to personal taste, in essence. Even the bike mags will tell you the same thing. But I ( and many other people, I suspect) like to read them because they tell you things about the bike that you will never get to find out, or you just don't have the tools or knowhow to find out. Some people love to know more about the bikes they're interested in, and the mags, no matter how biased they are, fulfil this need.

 

 

Maybe I should just change the thread title to Which Superbike Looks Nicest to You?

I used to be a car person. Then one day, I woke up and became a biker.

Ex rides:

Nissan Sunny 1.6

Nissan Cefiro 2.0

Honda CBR 150 R

Honda CBR 400 RR Fireblade

Current rides:

Yamaha 2008 YZF-R1

KIA Cerato Forte 1.6 Well OK sometimes a car comes in handy.

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I'm not sure what you're getting at. Look at my previous posts and you'll realise that that's the same point I was making: All the superbikes are just as good as each other at helping you kill yourself on the roads. It boils down to personal taste, in essence. Even the bike mags will tell you the same thing. But I ( and many other people, I suspect) like to read them because they tell you things about the bike that you will never get to find out, or you just don't have the tools or knowhow to find out. Some people love to know more about the bikes they're interested in, and the mags, no matter how biased they are, fulfil this need.

 

Well i think to me personally. I wont be able to own so many bike so reading the mag at least let me have an understanding of wat am i going to expect on the particular ride they are featuring and also the technology that is keeping up with. At least not so idiot when ppl start bombing statistic and specs onto me. I only read i dun blast specs and statistic to ppl so i think im ok hee hee hee.... Just hear say hear say.

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I kinda like the new Aprilia RSV4.

 

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2009/05/aprilia-rsv4-road-test.html

 

http://www.saintmaurmotos.fr/v3/smm/smm/wp-content/rsv4_factory_01.jpg

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/images/2009_Aprilia-RSV4-Details.jpg

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/221861/images/01rsv4launch.jpg

 

Saw from an article that it's gonna be 34K. Machine price, prob.

http://www.asiaone.com/print/Motoring/Motorworld/Motorbikes/Story/A1Story20090511-140639.html

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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/images/BMW_S1000RR_Press_1.jpg

 

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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/images/BMW_S1000RR_Press_9.jpg

 

BMW S1000RR... Totally in :lovestruck: with it n tat 193hp...

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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/images/BMW_S1000RR_Press_9.jpg

 

BMW S1000RR... Totally in :lovestruck: with it n tat 193hp...

Cos of this beauty, project K10 is officially now cancelled. I've got my heart set on the black one. Hopefully I can afford to get it by end 2010 or early 2011...:pray:

First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature's rules biker-sans. Not mine...

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1859/11superbikesmackdown11.jpg

The more we get together, the FASTER we'll be..

 

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May 98 - Oct 05 : GSX R400R FN3306D

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June 11 - Feb 19 : '11 ZX10R

Feb 19 - ??????? : '14 S1000RR

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Cos of this beauty, project K10 is officially now cancelled. I've got my heart set on the black one. Hopefully I can afford to get it by end 2010 or early 2011...:pray:

 

I would prefer white if there is...

Price wise would b definitely costly...

Over 50k...

 

Hope they have an aftermarket fairing and right headlight.

 

The bike is a beauty, other than the "been-in-a-barfight" right headlite. :lol:

 

:lol: But this is wat i like abt the head light

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The bike is a beauty, other than the "been-in-a-barfight" right headlite. :lol:

That's the badass beauty of the bike, Deus...:cheeky:

First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature's rules biker-sans. Not mine...

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1859/11superbikesmackdown11.jpg

The more we get together, the FASTER we'll be..

 

Mar 93 - Oct 94 : TZR125 FF5209R

Oct 94 - May 98 : GSX R400N FK3745K

May 98 - Oct 05 : GSX R400R FN3306D

Oct 05 - June 11 : '02 YZF R1 FBF3637M

June 11 - Feb 19 : '11 ZX10R

Feb 19 - ??????? : '14 S1000RR

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