MV 1,000 cc F4 RR VS. Triumph’s Daytona 675R

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Triumph Daytona 1000
Triumph Daytona 1000

MV 1,000 cc F4 RR VS. Triumph’s Daytona

Photographs by Bill Petro

knows that big bikes are But are they quicker?

It seemed a good idea at the time. a rip-snorting superbike (MV’s cc F4 RR) and a sublime middleweight (Triumph’s 675R ) to a racetrack to determine, and for all, which is faster on a This idea began to years ago, when I was over the timesheets at a Canadian series race at Mosport.

with an additional 50 horsepower, and the riders in the land, the big bikes only go a second or two faster a lap the little 600s. I was shocked. I be intimidated by 180 horsepower, but Szoke and and Christie and Welsh certainly

It seemed to suggest a point of returns—that above a certain of power, little is gained.

At days and at press launches, of us who adore middleweight sportbikes greet each other secret handshakes and knowing and then convene meetings we would repeat our mantra — riders of less-than-professional caliber us) all go faster on 600s than on So smug we were in the rightness of our that none of us ever to put it to the test. Until today.

As I roll out of pit lane at Calabogie I my visor down and simultaneously the F4 RR a fistful of throttle. It is the first and time I treat the twistgrip on the MV such cavalier disregard — then on I address it with the one would apply to a knife on both sides. Three into my session I realize the MV is an enigma.

It is both a thoroughly motorcycle with sophisticated and a throwback to fire-breathing superbikes of a ago. On the surface it would sense to believe that can burnish the rough edges a motorcycle that claims (!) crankshaft horsepower. Electronics response at the limit, but far before are reached the MV displays an addictive yet terrifyingly countenance.

The difficulty for the (thoroughly terrified) is that the ride-by-wire throttle is light in action and makes you if subtle throttle inputs are through a computer server in before being relayed by phone to the bike’s central Whereas in the last decade performance has been all about electronics to temper giant to usable levels, the MV F4 RR didn’t get the

Put it this way: if BMW’s is the height of usable power, F4 RR have thumbed their at the Germans and made punitive comments. The F4 RR is the anti-S1000RR. But it’s not all

Not at all.

Sometimes it’s fun to be And on Calabogie’s longest straights the MV up and plunges headlong toward the corner with unrestrained As Nixon discovered on his road the 9,000 rpm kick on the F4 RR is the equivalent of clubbed on the back of the head a 2-6.

But don’t remain for long, as the MV’s power has a way of approaching corners to the point they’re unrecognizable. In the corners the MV is no subtle, and it feels like a big with its weight carried In one heart-stopping moment I tuck the end and begin to crash.

Channeling the frugality instinct (I do not to crash this bike and be to own it, though I wouldn’t mind it — uncrashed) I jam my knee into the and the bike and I skitter akimbo to the of the pavement where I just to regain control before the line begins. I could it on the 35-degree heat, the pooched or simply rider error, but as I back to the pits the big MV had won the battle of vs. machine: I was knocked out.

And the Daytona 675R. What a What a relief. Light, plenty of usable power and sublime feedback from the I am immediately much faster I was on the F4 RR and I’m remembering to breathe.

Triumph Daytona 1000
Triumph Daytona 1000

Whereas the F4 RR is a bull that mounted, the Daytona 675 is pliable and A person unfamiliar with would look at the pair of and determine that they’re much the same, but that be further from the truth. the sheer brutishness of the MV the Daytona’s requires that I recalibrate input.

I’ve gone steer wrestling to dart

Cynics of sportbikes look at the chart and believe, wrongly, in the last half-dozen years development (aside from that is) has reached a plateau. you know how I feel about Even simple, seemingly stats like seat are virtually useless as they take into account the of the seat, or if the placement of the footpegs with your feet as seek the ground. The relationship of a to its specifications is like seeking the of a woman by the size of her breasts. we be past that?)

What like the Daytona 675 have is This is confirmed when I do a aboard MV’s F3 675. it’s very much the Daytona, it feels smaller, and Both 675s give the a gloriously tactile sense of the

The limits of tire adhesion can be approached as the bike gives of warning. With the F4 RR it’s a of rider vs. machine; with the of 675s it’s a matter of man and melding into one to explore the of your skill. Aside a few select diversions that if would garner a flood of mail from older in Alberta, it’s one of the most sensations in life.

The great in this test-gone-awry is that the F4 RR is a street bike. Now before you I’ve gone mad, I that the seat is hard and the high and that the exhaust the …. So yes, it’s a street bike, too. But the F4 RR is so with character that it through at any speed, even where you won’t get a ticket.

So unlike more refined bikes, like BMW’s or Honda’s CBR1000RR, the F4 RR is never so that it becomes bland.

In my 600 vs. 1,000 cc comparison should compared bikes more in character, like a Yamaha R6 vs. an R1, or a CBR600RR vs. a CBR1000RR. In fact, such a good idea I’ll have to do this all again.

And again. And again.

Triumph Daytona 1000
Triumph Daytona 1000
Triumph Daytona 1000
Triumph Daytona 1000
Triumph Daytona 1000


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