This touring bike had a production run of 10 years from 1987 to 1997. Horsepower rated at 135 with a top speed of 155 mph. In the May 1991 issue of Cycle magazine this superbike was compared to three other bikes and turned in a 0-60 time of 2.75 seconds and ran the quarter mile in 10.75 seconds. Very impressive for a 518 lb. superbike. This CBR has a comprehensive dashboard, excellent lights, brakes, comfy saddle, bungee hooks, passenger grab rail and a center stand. The CBR was restyled 1989 with new fairing bodywork and crash bungs and again in 1993. Later versions came equipped with a linked braking system. The front brake lever in the Dual Combined Braking System (DCBS) operates the front calipers but also proportionally applies the rear brake, while using the rear brake will engage one front caliper. This Honda has comfortable riding position, good build quality, and respectable handling. The Honda’s contemporary rivals were the Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 and the Suzuki GSX-R1100. As a touring motorcycle, the Honda CBR1000F (btw-CBR stands for Closed Body Racer) offers a nice plush ride for two people and can be a deceptively fast motorcycle. However, when pushed hard the rear shocks can get a little bouncy. Later models feel more durable and better finished than the early ones.
Dodge Tomahawk – 500 HP 298 MPH. Powered by an 8.3 liter V10 engine motorcycle has a starting price of $555,000.
Suzuki Hayabusa – With a top speed of 248 mph this superbike was devised as a challenge to Honda’s Super Blackbird. MSRP is $14,000.
MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K – Powered by a Rolls Royce 250-C20 turbo shaft engine 320 HP 227 MPH. MSRP $175,000
Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird – 153 HP for an estimated top sustained speed of 190 miles per hour. The last bike was produced in 2007.
BMW S1000 RR – Produces 193 HP at 13,000 rpm and reaching a top speed of 189 MPH. Anti-lock braking is standard, and electronic traction control is available as an option. MSRP $14,000.
Yamaha YZF R1 – Clocked at 0-60 mph in 2.88 seconds, with a top speed of 177 MPH. MSRP $13,990.
MV Agusta F4 1000 R – Produces 174 horsepower. It has a four pipe undertail exhaust and single-sided swing arm. The F4 has a top speed of 176 MPH and an MSRP $19,498.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 – Produces 147 horsepower with a top speed of 176 MPH. The Ninja ZX-11 was produced from 1990 until 2001, and held the record as the world’s fastest production motorcycle from 1990 to 1995.
Ducati 1098s – Producing 160 horsepower it is capable of 169 MPH. The average MSRP on a Ducati 1098s was $20,000 when it was released in 2007.
The Ford Mustang has been completely redesigned for 2015. The 50th anniversary edition is the most technologically-advanced and most efficient Mustang ever built. It is available in four-cylinder, V-6 and, V-8. The Mustang keeps a smaller version of the shark-nose grille to improve aerodynamics. The 5.0 liter V8 version has an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads producing more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft of torque. The GT model is available with a manual transmission with launch contol that can be used to adjust the desired engine speed optimized for current track conditions for best performance. Another new feature for 2015 is integral-link independent rear suspension.