WSBK » POLL: Win on Sunday, sell on Monday?

Which of the following 2012 race-winning bikes is top of your 'must have' list?

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November 19, 2012 5:31 PM

To be honest if i could have all i would have t without doubt!! All great bikes and good loocking.. But im one Kawasaki Fan and to be honest i think the Kawasaki zx 10r is one great package.. But like i say if i could i would had all bikes.. lets put thinghs this way.. i would like to have one Aprilia because i love the design and V4 engine is great, one Ducati because i love Vtwins and they have the most powerfull Vtwin on the market, would like one R1 because the crossplane sound and yamaha chassi allways nice feeling, one kawasaki because i love the agressive style and the Ninja have one of the best screamer on the planet, then about 600 cc bikes or one triumph 675 the sound is incredible or the Mv Agusta F3 for the same reasson and also style!! The bikes i feel i would not enjoy to much would be the BMW that can be Powerfull but is not one of my favorits and the Honda Cbr because is very normal bike many people have Cbrs im Portugal.. I forget the Ktm rc8 r is also one bike i woul


November 19, 2012 5:31 PM

I forget the Ktm rc8 r is also one bike i would enjoy have a ride... But im the end the best bike bike im the World is the Yamaha tenere 660 its sheap economical i can ride on every place and can carrie a lot of stuff with me have a big tank of Petrol and its super realiable=)..eheheheh

another round - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 5:49 PM

Kawi has never had an issue with power, just getting it all to the ground. The new bike seems to do that (and has a look all of it's own). Honda needs a facelift. Suzuki (seemingly) has not progressed enough, seems like almost the same bike since 2005 with minor updates along the way. I can't fault the R1 as a "real world" bike. That's my take on the Jap bikes. The one you can get the best deal on is ultimately (to me) more important than anything else, even the "slowest" of the bunch has more than I need. The roads where I live now are so tight I'm thinking of selling my liter bike for a 675 powered Triumph, I will never see 180+ !!!

cmb - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:15 PM

i would say none of them they are too expensive for people to buy anymore. i always buy used bikes since forking out 10k for a 600cc jap bike or 14k for a 1000cc bike is out of my budget. then you have the euro bikes that are like 5k more then the 1000cc jap bikes no way will i blow my money on them. if they got prices down then i could see the win on sunday sell on monday thing.


November 19, 2012 9:28 PM

re: "I am intrigued to know why anyone would pick the R1?"

2 words... masao furusawa. he, yamaha, and ross did in '09 what soichiro and honda did in '69. ie. gave motorcycling the gift of a entirely new engine configuration. need i mention crossplane technology has won a whopping 11 champions across 5 riders since it's debut (2 added just this season). this is known as EPIC...!!!

Just the old R1 - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 2:21 AM

"another round" summed it up. Anyone bagging the R1 has never actually ridden one! They're just looking at the specs. It is a fantastic bike. BUT just like the heading, I think that it is actually correct. The newer bikes are more powerful, lighter, etc and have more bells and whistles. So people do buy the best machine they can afford (eg. the Aprilla, the Duke, etc). All that said I would much prefer to ride the R1 than for example the Kwaka, even though its slower... that sound is orgasmic! Which one would I actually buy as a 2013 spec? with no changes to the R1 at all, thats a different story.

PornStarRacer - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 10:50 AM

What the bikes do or win on a sunday has no affect what so ever on the dealers on the Monday. Bikes sell because of top speed and price. You might get the odd person that is brand loyal, but normaly his friends convince him to buy the fastest bike on the road. If the bike is slowest its branded "the worest bike" and the WSBK bikes are so far from have to get to a road going bike off the dealers floor.


November 20, 2012 2:48 PM

re: "i would say none of them they are too expensive for people to buy anymore."

translation: i love motorcycles, but hate the fact that i lack the discipline that would see me delay gratification and save for what i want.

re: "What the bikes do or win on a sunday has no affect what so ever on the dealers on the Monday."

translation: my nearest euro dealer is more than 50 miles away, as such it's rare that i ever stop in.

re: "Bikes sell because of top speed and price."

translation: there is a certain segment rider (street), not very knowledgeable beyond what they read in magazines, borderline broke and devaluing, who consequently gravitate toward the lower price points offered by the japanese, since they're "robbing peter" just to afford what they're riding now. the insurance is killing them.

markyb69 - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 11:12 AM

Interesting that the first in the poll reflect exactly the top 5 in WSB, in the correct order! Just shows the win on sunday sell on monday is accurate.

Funny... I never even considered each manufacturer's motogp exploits in my choice...

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