Sport Motorcycle Comparison Chart

By Chuck Hawks


Mfg. & Model Year Disp. (cc) Engine Torque HP Final Drive Wet Wt. (lb) Dry Wt. (lb) Frame Front Suspension Rear Suspension Front Brake Ft. Caliper Rear Brake Fuel (gal) Wheelbase (in) Seat Ht. (in) Gears Carbs (mm) MPG 1/4 Mile Top Speed
BMW R 1100S (ABS) 2000 1085 a/o-c, hc, opposed 2 68.3* 89.4* shaft 561 487 3 pc. alu. and tubular steel rebound adj. telelever 2-way adj. paralever 2-305mm floating discs 4 piston 276mm disc 4.75 58.2 32 6 EFI 43 11.7@114.61 139
Buell XB9R Firebolt 2003 984 a/o-c, ohv, V-2 68 92 belt n/a 385 alu. twin spar perimeter 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adjustable 375mm ZTL type disc 6 piston 230mm sts. disc 3.7 52 31 5 EFI 47/51 12.2@106 est. n/a
Buell X1 Lightning 2002 1203 a-c, ohv, V-2 71.2* 84.9* belt 492 440 cro-mo. geodesic tubular perimeter 2-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. extension type 340mm sts. floating disc 6 piston 230mm sts. disc 4.6 55 29.5 5 EFI 45/53 11.76@115.43 135
Buell S3 Thunderbolt 2002 1203 a-c, ohv, V-2 78.1* 90.1* belt 504 450 cro-mo. geodesic tubular perimeter 2-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. extension type 340mm sts. floating disc 6 piston 230mm sts. disc 5.4 55 29.5 5 EFI 45/53 11.89@113.26 137
Ducati 998R 2002 999 l-c, dohc, V-2 81 139 chain n/a 436 cro-mo. tubular trestle perimeter 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 4-way adj. 2-320mm discs 4 piston 220mm disc 4.5 55.5 31.1 6 EFI 40.5 10.61@130 163
Honda Interceptor ABS 2002 781 l-c, dohc, V-4 55* 97.3* chain 555 521 alu. twin spar pivotless perimeter preload adj. cartridge fork single, 2-way adj. 2-296mm floating discs 3 piston LBS/ABS 256mm disc LBS/ABS 5.8 57.4 31.7 6 EFI 32.5 11.2@121 148
Honda 919 2002 919 l-c, dohc, inline-4 65.6* 101.1* chain n/a 453 steel mono-backbone 43mm cartridge fork single, preload adj. 2-296mm floating discs 4 piston 240mm disc 5 57.5 31.6 6 EFI 38.5 10.92@123.66 142
Honda CBR954RR 2002 954 l-c, dohc, inline-4 71.8* 136.5* chain n/a 406 alu. twin spar perimeter 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. 2-330mm floating discs 4 piston 220mm disc 5.8 55.2 32.8 6 EFI n/a 10.38@135.7 167
Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2003 248 l-c, dohc, in-line 2 14* 27.5* chain n/a 304 high-tensile steel diamond telescopic fork single single disc 2 piston disc 4.8 55.1 29.3 6 2 (30) n/a n/a 100 (approx)
Kawasaki Ninja 500R 2003 498 l-c, dohc, in-line 2 n/a n/a chain n/a 388 high-tensile steel perimeter telescopic fork single, adj. single disc 2 piston disc 4.8 56.5 30.5 6 2 (34) n/a n/a n/a
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R 2002 899 l-c, dohc, in-line 4 68.5* 128.4* chain 470 440 alu. twin spar perimeter 3-way adj. cartridge fork single, 3-way adj. 2-320mm semi-floating discs 4 piston 220mm disc 5 55.7 32.4 6 4 (40) 40 10.35@137 169
Kawasaki ZRX1200R 2001 1164 l-c, dohc, in-line 4 81.4* 113.4* chain n/a 514 steel double cradle 3-way adj. cartridge fork dual, 3-way adj. 2-310mm discs 6 piston disc 5.3 58.1 31.9 5 4 (36) 33 10.85@125.72 149
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R 2002 1199 l-c, dohc, inline-4 n/a 175.5 chain n/a 476.3 aluminum monocoque 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. 2-320mm floating disc 6 piston 230mm disc 5.3 56.5 32.3 6 EFI n/a n/a 185 (approx)
Moto Guzzi V-11 Sport Scura 2002 1064 a-c, ohv, V-2 63* 76* shaft 542 472 cro-mo. rectangular spine 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. 2-320mm floating discs 4 piston 282mm disc 5.5 58.5 32.3 5 EFI 36 12.18@109.3 134
Suzuki SV650 2001 645 l-c, dohc, V-2 44.5* 68* chain 395 364 alu. truss perimeter telescopic fork single, preload adj. 2-floating discs 2 piston disc 4.2 55.7 31.7 6 2 (39) 42 est. n/a n/a
Suzuki GSX-R750 2002 749 l-c, dohc, in-line 4 60 127.3 chain 464 394 alu. twin spar perimeter 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. 2-320mm floating discs 6 piston 240mm disc 4.8 54.9 32.7 6 EFI 38 10.54@132.5 160
Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa 2000 1298 l-c, dohc, in-line 4 99* 158.1 chain 525 474 alu. twin spar perimeter 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 3-way adj. 2-320mm floating discs 6 piston 240mm disc 5.8 58.5 31.7 6 EFI 36 9.86@146 194
Triumph Daytona 955i 1999 955 l-c, dohc, in-line 3 74 128 chain 490 436 hand polished alu. perimeter 3-way adj. telescopic fork single, 3-way adj. 2-320mm floating discs 4 piston 220mm disc 4.8 56.7 31.5 6 EFI 33.8 10.8@126.4 160 (approx)
Yamaha YZF-R6 2002 599 l-c, dohc, in-line 4 47 102.8 chain 422 373 alu. delta box II perimeter 3-way adj. telescopic fork single, 3-way adj. 2-295mm discs 4 piston 220mm disc 4.5 53.8 32.2 6 4 (37) 38 10.97@127.11 148
Yamaha YZF-R1 1999 998 l-c, dohc, in-line 4 72.9* 134.4* chain 443 390 alu. twin spar perimeter 3-way adj. inverted fork single, 2-way adj. Bilstein-type 2-295mm discs 4 piston 220mm disc 4.7 54.9 31 6 4 (40) 40 10.31@139.55 170
Mfg. & Model Year Disp. (cc) Engine Torque HP Final Drive Wet Wt. (lb) Dry Wt. (lb) Frame Front Suspension Rear Suspension Front Brake Ft. Caliper Rear Brake Fuel (gal) Wheelbase (in) Seat Ht. (in) Gears Carbs (mm) MPG 1/4 Mile Top Speed

Note: Specifications from various sources, including Rider, Motorcyclist, Cycle World, Sportbike and Motorcycle Online magazines. *=at rear wheel; otherwise at crankshaft.


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