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Admin 04-09-2012 01:36 PM

2012 Japanese Superbike Shootout - Video
 

It has been a couple years since we last did a Japanese literbike shootout, because, frankly, the field has been quite stagnant for a while (save for Kawasaki's total revamp of the ZX-10R last year). It took them another year, but Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have all tweaked their respective contenders for 2012 - the CBR1000RR, GSX-R1000 and YZF-R1, have significant changes, while Kawasaki returns for 2012 with the same traction-control-equipped machine it introduced last year, confident of its chances.

Having ridden all of the players at their respective intros, we knew it was time to once again pit them against one another for Japanese literbike supremacy. Read the respective stories for details on the upgrades, because here we're evaluating how they compare to one another. With the CBR's improved suspension, the GSX-R's re-worked engine and upgraded brakes, and the addition of traction control to the YZF-R1, the ZX-10R has some stiff competition this year.

If hype is all that's needed to win shootout comparisons, Ducati's new 1199 Panigale would have this in the bag. We're out to prove that this year's literbike field is closer than most would think. Welcome to Motorcycle.com's 2012 literbike shootout, Part One.

Instead of a mega test with every contender, we decided to split the shootouts, first with the four Japanese literbikes, followed by a separate test with the Euro brands. The winners will face off in a head-to-head battle in part three.

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Romes750 04-09-2012 02:18 PM

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nice.... gsxr r always in the mix

BAMES 04-09-2012 07:29 PM

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^:blink

Some colorful quotes from the article...
"the Gixxer doesn't tingle my testicles the way the R1 does."
"The Gixxer feels familiar, like having friend sex with an ex-girlfriend,"

COMEBACK 04-10-2012 03:33 AM

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So the Gixxer isn't that bad after all then........

MOMBO 04-11-2012 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by COMEBACK (Post 5580623)
So the Gixxer isn't that bad after all then........

Ya the Gixxer isn't that bad COMEBACK...:lol

I love all the people who just jump ship when a magazine say's it's not the BEST...:lmao

I like being on the bike that did not win a shootout and then pissing on the shootout winner...:flipoff

The bikes are all so close and make so much power that it all comes down to the rider in the seat...:biggrin

Back in 1994 i had a GSXR750 and my bud had a GSXR1100...He would be so pissed every time we raced...:p

When you have the skill to use all of the power you will win the race...:yumyum

Plus i like to be the underdog and come out on top...:burnout

P.S. My 1994 GSXR750 did not win the magazine test that year but did win a few real life tests...:cheers

squale147 04-18-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by mombo (Post 5582574)
ya the gixxer isn't that bad comeback...:lol

i love all the people who just jump ship when a magazine say's it's not the best...:lmao

i like being on the bike that did not win a shootout and then pissing on the shootout winner...:flipoff

the bikes are all so close and make so much power that it all comes down to the rider in the seat...:biggrin

back in 1994 i had a gsxr750 and my bud had a gsxr1100...he would be so pissed every time we raced...:p

when you have the skill to use all of the power you will win the race...:yumyum

plus i like to be the underdog and come out on top...:burnout

p.s. My 1994 gsxr750 did not win the magazine test that year but did win a few real life tests...:cheers

+1000

light 3 04-20-2012 03:30 PM

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i like TC and the safety aspect that it brings to riding. also, that TC is probably the way of the future, but i can't get past that things are starting to get to electronics heavy. which is why i like the 2012 gsxr 1000 and even the fireblade (does burn oil though :p) and how they stayed the way they are. i know they will eventually join everyone else and add TC, but for now i like the rawness of the bikes the way they are. plus, the gsxr is a great looking bike. ;)

squale147 04-20-2012 09:58 PM

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all the electronics are going to be good for is driving up the cost and make people think that they will be saved when in a tight spot...with the systems from bazzaz,dynojet you could have it all on any bike so why make a big deal if a bike dosent come with it stock..

AK Gix 04-21-2012 02:29 PM

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Wow Back in 09 when I was shopping for a new 1000 it was down to the Gixxer and the R1. Still glad all I made the right choice they freakin hated the R1!!!

Almost wish they did the test or with the R1 and ZX-10 Unleashed Ecu's might get some different results. Top end on the CBR is corked up too due to noise regs.

mike68 05-01-2012 04:56 PM

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Est 1985, another type of shootout in Northern Ireland
http://youtu.be/aLgtK_a8afs http://youtu.be/LoOgxvp4dx8

MOMBO 05-01-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by squale147 (Post 5597054)
all the electronics are going to be good for is driving up the cost and make people think that they will be saved when in a tight spot...with the systems from bazzaz,dynojet you could have it all on any bike so why make a big deal if a bike dosent come with it stock..

What he said^^^:woohoo^^^Check out this 2012 GSXR1000 Video:cheers^^^Nuff Said:flipoff

squale147 05-03-2012 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by MOMBO (Post 5613048)
What he said^^^:woohoo^^^Check out this 2012 GSXR1000 Video:cheers^^^Nuff Said:flipoff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXU2P...layer_embedded

kick ass video...i love it...:punk:punk

MSTNGSTRKR 05-06-2012 01:14 PM

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Great article, although I think that the BMW S 1000RR should have been included in the comparison even though it is a little more expensive and is a European brand. I don't think it should be thrown in another part later with the other European bikes due to it also being an inline 4, and the 4 bikes tested are its direct competition.

MOMBO 05-06-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MSTNGSTRKR (Post 5618921)
Great article, although I think that the BMW S 1000RR should have been included in the comparison even though it is a little more expensive and is a European brand. I don't think it should be thrown in another part later with the other European bikes due to it also being an inline 4, and the 4 bikes tested are its direct competition.

THE BMW IS NOT JAPANESE...:lol

It will be tested with the MV Agusta / Aprilia / and Ducati...:burnout

Then IF it wins that test it will face the ZX-10R for Bike Of The Year...:biggrin

P.S. The MV is an inline 4 and the Aprilia is a V4 only the Ducati is a V-Twin so i see no problem with the test...:scratch

squale147 05-06-2012 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MSTNGSTRKR (Post 5618921)
Great article, although I think that the BMW S 1000RR should have been included in the comparison even though it is a little more expensive and is a European brand. I don't think it should be thrown in another part later with the other European bikes due to it also being an inline 4, and the 4 bikes tested are its direct competition.

your right...the bmw should have been included because bmw finally made a good bike....:lmao after they scraped all of there own designs and copied JAPANESE technology...:fact

a.leopard 07-13-2012 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by squale147 (Post 5619413)
:lmao after they scraped all of there own designs and copied JAPANESE technology...:fact

Oh not that sht again :facepalm

TOEJAM 07-17-2012 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by squale147 (Post 5597054)
all the electronics are going to be good for is driving up the cost and make people think that they will be saved when in a tight spot...with the systems from bazzaz,dynojet you could have it all on any bike so why make a big deal if a bike dosent come with it stock..

Not even close.

The aftermarket systems are very tedious and time consuming to setup. Been there, done that. My engine builder and I spent 2 days at Roebling Road setting up the Bazzaz TC on my 675.....which I ultimately turned off because it was affecting my drive out of corners.

Even a properly setup aftermarket TC system doesnt utilize lean angle sensors, wheel speed sensors, etc.

In other words, the TC systems that come stock on BMW, Aprilia, Ducait and Kawi are much better than any $600 system you will buy in a store.

If you are talking about a $10,000 Motec unit or some shit, that is a different story.

TOEJAM 07-17-2012 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by MOMBO (Post 5618956)
It will be tested with the MV Agusta / Aprilia / and Ducati...:burnout

Then IF it wins that test it will face the ZX-10R for Bike Of The Year...:biggrin

As a follow up for those that haven't seen it...

The ZX-10 won the Jap shootout; the BMW won the Euro shootout...and the BMW beat out the ZX-10 for the Bike of the Year. :)

...rightly so.

02gixxerspeed1000 08-28-2012 10:26 AM

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the BMW is a beast of a bike no doubt. but i would take the gixxer above all just biased i guest.

Fuzy_GSXR1000 08-30-2012 09:40 PM

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Rode a few of them Gixxer's are sweet!!!


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