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Hughlysses
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The article is up:

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2017-superbik e-street-shootout

Their main complaints about the EBR are lack of electronics and lack of refinement. It doesn't appear they compared track times for the bikes.
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Greg_e
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Track times are the next article to come, probably next month.
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Snacktoast
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Their main complaints about the EBR are lack of electronics and lack of refinement.

Anyone remember the launch of the Dodge Viper?
Exact same sentiments from reviews back then and Dodge was unapologetic about it. In fact, the Viper was coveted BECAUSE of that.
I've always viewed them as almost a throwback "muscle bike" compared to their main competition, and I don't mean that in a bad way. It's just too bad the marketing funds weren't available to push that type of angle.
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't understand the need to make a motorcycle SO powerful that you need all kinds of electronic aids just to ride the damned thing without killing yourself.
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Stevel
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've also said the last thing I want is to trust my life upon is a transistor!
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Hughlysses
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Apparently at least tester Thai Long liked the EBR.
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Hootowl
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"I've also said the last thing I want is to trust my life upon is a transistor!"

You do it all the time.
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Jaimec
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What HE said...
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Oddball
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I must have gotten old without realizing it. That was a rather boring field of superbikes. Even the testers all seemed to yawn. They didn't have much enthusiasm except Thai Long Ly for the 1190.

Interesting things about the bikes:
Kawasaki - forks, tach
Yamaha - exhaust note
Aprilia - exhaust note
Suzuki - nothing
Honda - nothing
EBR - Looks better, sounds better, rides better, leaves you smiling
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Don_sabo
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What I think needs to be mentioned is the fact none of the other bikes in the shootout come anywhere close to the horsepower output of the EBR from 6000 rpm''s to 10,800 rpm's.
That's real world horsepower being produced in the rpm range that most people ride in.
To me based on that fact along with handling characteristic of the EBR .
There's no other bike in the shootout that I would buy.
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