Makes me proud when I first saw this in MotoGP races back then in 2002. Raced along Mick Doohan at that time, but this team was never achieved the results they hope for. I was thinking that Proton might be producing a superbike with their involvement in MotoGP for mass market at that time. It didn’t happen. Anyway, it still makes me proud as a Malaysian.
The Corsacorta 50.9mm short stroke with oversquare bore at 79.0mm engine has pushed the power to 200hp (real conversion from 147.7kW is actually 198hp) up from 180hp of the original F4 version. This F4 RR Corsacorta comes with new colour that is matt pearl white which is in my humble opinion, the perfect colour for this 200hp machine.
Read the official release below:
RR, the magical acronym that immediately brings to mind the world of competition. The bike for special individuals who demand the most exhilarating riding experience. Created using the most exotic materials, ultra-sophisticated suspension and the new 1000cc short-stroke engine make the MV Agusta F4 RR the most advanced and powerful superbike in the world.
When the most sophisticated chassis design is joined with the new MV short stroke engine, the result can only be an extraordinary machine. The MV Agusta F4 RR is the perfect tool for riders who demand the utmost performance. Evolved, exotic, and even further refined, the F4 RR is currently the best that technology can offer to the motorcycling world. To already refined MV Agusta F4, you add even more exotic materials, reduced weight, and, above all, a 201 hp four-cylinder engine which makes the F4 RR the most powerful superbike ever built. All “packaged” with the advanced design that makes the MV Agusta F4 RR unique and unmistakable.
A project for those who demand the ultimate riding experience.
MV Agusta is getting better nowadays with great bike releases. Their design is as good as it can gets. Now, the 2012 MV Agusta F4 comes with new Corsacorta engine with short stroke to provide additional 18hp from the original F4 to 198hp.
Expected to be released in US this summer with USD30,000+ price tag.
The image of Kawasaki Z1000 stills lingers in my mind after the visit to Kawasaki Fun Carnival on 24th April. The actual live view of this bike shows it is much more beautiful than what you see in pictures.
Kawasaki Z1000 is one of the most popular naked superbike other than the Aprilia Tuono 1000R, Ducati Monster, Triumph Street Triple and BMW K1200R. I personally like this Kawasaki Z1000 since it is just pure beauty, pure simple and pure Japanese style. The design looks sharp with nice beast looks from its headlamp.
Since I’m just moped rider (I think most of MM reader is moped rider like me), this Kawasaki Z1000 will just something that I can dream of since the price for it is at RM81,100 as I look in mudah.my sales page.
Check out the technical specification below:
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore and Stroke 77.0 mm x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Performance: Continue reading “2010 Kawasaki Z1000”
I’ve found this interesting read from Kawasaki website while browsing for their bikes lineup for 2011.
This PDF file of Kawasaki Ninja Story 1984-2009 tells how Ninjas has evolved and undergo revolution for lighter weight, better handling and greater design. My favourite Ninja is the ZX-6R. For me, this bike has the balance of lightweight and power which I can say feels like a pocket rocket. Small but fast. But nowadays even the 1000cc bike has weight that almost as light as the 600cc bike with the introduction of aluminium chassis and lighter plastic fairing.