Best of the Best Sportbikes: Ducati 999R, MV Agusta F4-Ago 1000, Suzuki…

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MV Agusta F4 1000 R Scuderia Ferrari

Best of the Best 2005:

JUNE 01, 2005

Over the decade, Best of the Best in the sportbike realm has passed one manufacturer to the next as each in turn, has attained an incremental over its rivals in performance or With the Ducati 999R, the Bologna, Italy–based manufacturer has to bear the full weight of its legacy to produce what is the finest street-legal sport ever built.

In developing the 999R, Ducati’s and engineers married a provocative aesthetic to the technical advances have helped the manufacturer 10 of the last 14 World Superbike Their $30,000 creation is as in physical appearance as it is enthralling to it is remarkably similar to the bikes Ducati sends to the racetrack.

The beauty extends beyond the of its redesigned carbon fiber Öhlins suspension components, radial-mounted brakes, and forged, wheels. Deep within, by the trellis frame, is the motorcycle’s a completely reengineered, liquid-cooled, L-twin engine. Utilizing valves to draw more air reshaped combustion chambers, the produces 150 hp at 9,750 rpm.

Engineers shaved weight internal engine parts, and components to get the 999R down to 423 and the resulting power-to-weight ratio push the Ducati to speeds shy of the racing model’s top mark of 202

Whether accelerating to full or enduring positive g forces on braking, the 999R is an exceptionally sportbike with the world-class expected of its Ducati DNA. The envelops the rider, offering the of being in the bike as opposed to on it. The clutch, brakes, and throttle together in a balanced syncopation of that, when combined the predictability of the 999R’s handling, a ride of deceptive ease.

MV Agusta F4 1000 R Scuderia Ferrari
MV Agusta F4 1000 R Scuderia Ferrari

Those who chase specification undoubtedly will find a with more horsepower or pounds than the 999R. But for enjoyment, performance, quality of and the thrill of riding a top-level, superbike, the Ducati delivers an experience.

—Jeff Buchanan

for legendary racer Giacomo the MV Agusta F4-Ago 1000 is an and kinetically uncompromising motorcycle a fierce, 166 hp inline-4 concealed a carbon fiber body and fairings. However, unless name is Agostini (or Rossi or the $26,000 Ago’s astronomic capabilities can be overwhelming. Ferrari-designed valves provide explosive instantaneously throughout the wide band, and although handling is communicative, the Ago’s inclinations extreme speed constantly the rider’s desire for control.

An Alcantara seat, titanium and a No. 1 insignia (Agostini’s racing distinguish the Ago visually from the already scarce F4-1000S. But for the 300 owners of this limited bike, the thrill of the ride be what sets their apart.

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