Visordown tested the BMW S1000RR against the best of Europe; the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, MV Agusta F4 1000 and Ducati 1098R Bayliss. Here's an onboard lap with Mark Forsyth on the BMW S1000RR.
wheel impacted with the brick wall at approximately 10-15mph. My chest twatted the handlebar switchgear (why do they make it so clunky?) and, more painful than anything else, my jeans-covered shins with the fuel injectors. There was claret everywhere
SpecificationsPrice £11,150 basicTop Speed 180mph (est.) Engine 999cc, 16v, liquid-cooled, in-line fourBore & Stroke 80.0 x 49.7 Compression Ratio 13:1Power 193bhp at 13,000 rpm Torque 83lb-ft at 9,750 rpmFront suspension Inverted 46mm forks Adjustment
out in terms of lap times (real figures in brackets)BMW S1000RR (1st 56.33)MV Agusta F4 (4th 57.59)Aprilia RSV4 (2nd 57.04)Ducati 1098 (3rd 57.20)WarningNormally this page would be graced with a heading like ‘Conclusion’ or ‘Verdict
the frame designer a few sleepless nights. Red rocker cover is a crazy Husqvarna-only modification, said to be worth 2bhp.Oversquare bore and stroke of 84x81mm of the dry-sump motor runs a fairly giddy 13:1 compression ratio. Power is a claimed 103hp
had to sit it up and take to an open-gated field. Bastard things. And then there’s ABS – fine in cars, don’t get me wrong – but bikes? Pants. Intrusive, crude and easily confused by irregular road surfaces. Early BMW sytsems were like operating a
Really nice period promo shot of the Jackson 5 and a BMW outfit.Why they've got jellyfish tendrils stitched to their cuffs is a mystery, though...
Visordown tested the Aprilia RSV4 Factory against the best of Europe; the BMW S1000RR, MV Agusta F4 1000 and Ducati 1098R Bayliss. Here's an onboard lap with Mark Forsyth on the Aprilia RSV4 Factory.
cramped for the very tallRating: 4/5Return to Euro Exotica2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 SpecificationsPrice £14,250Top speed 185mph Engine 998cc, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four Bore x stroke 76mm x 55mm Compression ratio 13.1:1Power 186bhp at 12,900rpm
together) 57.59Section times 3.76, 7.84, 10.76, 14.04, 15.40, 6.59Top speed 138.44 mphSlowest speed 18.7 mphSpeed at mid and exit of Gerrards mid=82.0 mph exit = 97.17 mphBraking force 1.05g section 4 hairpinMaximum lean angle 47.55 degrees mid Gerards
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