2010 Superbike Shootout: Aprilia RSV4 R vs BMW S1000RR vs Honda CBR1000RR vs Kawasaki ZX-10R.
The performance of modern literbikes may be intoxicatingly fabulous, but we were becoming a little bored in recent shootouts by having to resort to splitting hairs among the Big Fours similarly specd 1000cc sportbikes. Yamaha gave us a taste of something different last year with the crossplane-crankshaft version of the R1, but it has a small power number and a large weight number, so it wasnt the game-changer we hoped would shake up the literbike pecking order. We began to feel a yawn coming on.
And thats why were glad 2010 has rolled around, as it sees the introduction of two totally new four-cylinder superbike contenders. Aprilia comes to the party with the first liter-sized V-Four sportbike, while the tech-heavy Germans at BMW present the most powerful production literbike ever, the S1000RR.
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