Feb 8, 2001
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A comparison test conducted by the Japanese magazine Motorcyclist and the Spanish magazine Motociclismo in Spain paralleled the findings of Roadracing World that the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 far outclasses its competition in terms of performance.<BR><BR>According to the test, published in the March issue of (Japanese) Motorcyclist, the four bikes included in the comparison performed as follows:<BR><BR><BR>Suzuki GSX-R1000: Top speed 287 kph (178.3 mph), 158.2 ps (156 bhp)<BR>Yamaha YZF-R1: Top speed 278 kph (172.7 mph), 148.1 ps (146 bhp)<BR>Honda CBR929RR: Top speed 274 kph (170.3 mph), 148.4 ps (146.4 bhp)<BR>Kawasaki ZX-9R: Top speed 273 kph (169.6 mph), 142.1 ps (140.2 bhp)<BR><BR><BR>In terms of lap times on the 3.3-kilometer (2.05-mile)Calafat road course, the results were as follows:<BR><BR>Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:38.13<BR>Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:38.82<BR>Honda CBR929RR, 1:39.52<BR>Kawasaki ZX-9R, 1:40.58<BR>