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2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

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    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    So, I guess next year the gloves are off for liter bikes...

    Yamaha: Has their R1 & R1M.



    MV Augusta: is now partnered with Mercedes AMG and showed only a painting of the F4 SBK customer special which makes 210hp (And 385lb dry(!?)

    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-mv-agusta-f4-2015-onroad

    Ducati: ups their displacement yet again, 1299 but 205hp and 395lb curb weight!!!!

    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-h4tbj6swfdmuyux6v8dt-jpg

    Kawasaki: drops the H2 bomb! Supercharged, upwards of 300hp... looks like a skunkworks project... costs almost as much as a superlegera...

    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-2015_kawasaki_ninja-h2r_5-med_-770x577-jpg


    What are the answers from Honda and Suzuki?

    Suzuki bunts... I guess ALL their resources have gone to the 2015 MotoGP project instead? Because this is just ugly...
    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-2015-suzuki-gsx-r1000-abs

    Honda... hmmm... there's the timid upgrade on the CBR1000RR
    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-honda-cbr-1000-rr-sp

    But no sign of a street legal RCV as some still expect.

    And Aprilia of course, there is a new RSV for 2015, probably with the same 1100cc upgrade that the Tuono got, who knows what else?

    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-aprilia-rsv4-rr-jpg

    I think the bike I'd be most curious to ride would be the Kawasaki. The bike I'd most want to own would be either the Duc or the MV. I suspect the nicest to ride might be the Yamaha... but my god is it boooooorrriiiiing to look at.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    These are good times.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Forgot the S1000RR.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Honda i believe has the RCV street bike!?

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    I don't get it. At all.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    I didn't either, til I rode the RSV4. Gawd, is it good. It's not just fast, it's ridable too. With a season on the bike, I COULD actually use all the power.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Imagine if one of them came out with a 140hp flagship bike, and their marketing campaign was "You can't handle more than this anyway, you pussy."

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I didn't either, til I rode the RSV4. Gawd, is it good. It's not just fast, it's ridable too. With a season on the bike, I COULD actually use all the power.
    Ahhhhh. I think what I'm always missing is they aren't just brute force and ignorance, they have gadgetry to remove the ignorance.
    Call me a pussy all ya want, but we don't live in a place where that type of power is even remotely touchable. For crying out loud, I barely escaped being jailed on a sv. So, you buy that type of bike to wring out at njmp once or twice a year? Or some other place where you can stretch its long ass legs?
    Don't get me wrong, if I was a gozillionaire I'd own several different flavors, just cuz.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    NJMP, Thompson, NYST, NCBike, and soon Palmer are all tracks where you can use a lot of HP. does 15 times a year balance the equation?

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    15 does. But I didn't feel like nyst was a high hp joint.
    I'm gonna just keep my eyes open and my mouth shut now. Maybe I'll learn something.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    I'm a lightweight guy as you know, but the RSV4 was easier to ride around the corners than my 675. It was an eye opener for sure. NYST has two spots where you can use some power... driving up the esses downtown, and up the straightaway uptown. If the bike goes round the corners just as well or better than a 600, you can easily exploit the HP.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    I'm with Chip. I don't ride the track nearly enough to justify owning any of those.
    I'll be over here drooling as you guys that do justify them show me how it's done.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Getting to the point that a 8-900cc bike category in the 150hp range will be useful.

    "Hey Jimmy, watch how fast I can accelerate into that Volkswagen."

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Ducati 899 seems like a sweet spot...

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ducati 899 seems like a sweet spot...
    Until you ride it's big brother and never look back again.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    NJMP, Thompson, NYST, NCBike, and soon Palmer are all tracks where you can use a lot of HP. does 15 times a year balance the equation?
    if you're going to NC, then you need to toss VIR in this list

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    The Kawi has all teh sects.


    Everyone else is just 2/3 the power now.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I'm a lightweight guy as you know, but the RSV4 was easier to ride around the corners than my 675. It was an eye opener for sure. NYST has two spots where you can use some power... driving up the esses downtown, and up the straightaway uptown. If the bike goes round the corners just as well or better than a 600, you can easily exploit the HP.
    Yeah, I agree. The RSV4 feels easier to ride than my 848. I have gotten it up to 151 on the uptown straight at NYST. Give or take a few for speedo inaccuracies at that speed.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Oh, how I wish my body could handle a hyper-sport! Faaahk...

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    if you're going to NC, then you need to toss VIR in this list
    OK, I'll take your word for it.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

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    And Aprilia of course, there is a new RSV for 2015, probably with the same 1100cc upgrade that the Tuono got, who knows what else?

    2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o-aprilia-rsv4-rr-jpg
    Here you go...201hp but still 999cc

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    No thank you.

    I'll wait for the naked versions with -40HP but 1000x the comfort, streetability, practicality and looks.

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    No thank you.

    I'll wait for the naked versions with -40HP but 1000x the comfort, streetability, practicality and looks.
    The tuono is definitely a brilliant bike,but it's no soft touch. That thing has hooligan written all over it. It's just way better for New England roads and 30+ year old wrists. If it had better tank range, I'd have happily chosen it over the multi.

    P.s. The Kawi is definitely insane. I am SO looking forward to all the track tests and comparos. The motorcycle press have got it made this (next)year...


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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Ahhhhh. I think what I'm always missing is they aren't just brute force and ignorance, they have gadgetry to remove the ignorance.
    Call me a pussy all ya want, but we don't live in a place where that type of power is even remotely touchable. For crying out loud, I barely escaped being jailed on a sv. So, you buy that type of bike to wring out at njmp once or twice a year? Or some other place where you can stretch its long ass legs?
    Don't get me wrong, if I was a gozillionaire I'd own several different flavors, just cuz.
    That's why I got rid of my zx10 ..
    Can't get out of 2nd gear without worrying about getting arrested and reaching light speed...
    Got my gsxr 750 instead

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    Re: 2015 Superbikes are all making 199 HP+ out of the crate. :o

    Forget second gear. First on my 06 R1 was the gear that started all the trouble.

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