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.
Fastest 0-60 times tested in 2014 by manufacturer
Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 0-60 mph 5.1
Audi R8 Plus 5.2 V10 Coupe (Tiptronic) 0-60 mph 3.2
Alfa Romeo 4C 0-60 mph 4.4
Aston Martin Vanquish 0-60 mph 3.9
Bentley Continental GT Speed 0-60 mph 4.0
BMW M5 Competition Package/M6 Gran Coupe 0-60 mph 3.6
Buick Regal GS AWD 0-60 mph 6.2
Cadillac CTS Vsport Premium 0-60 mph 4.5
Callaway Chevrolet Corvette Convertible SC610 0-60 mph 3.4
Chrysler 300 SRT 0-60 mph 4.3
SRT Viper Time Attack Edition 0-60 mph 3.2
Ferrari 458 Speciale 0-60 mph 2.9
Fiat 500L Trekking (Manual) 0-60 mph 7.9
Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 0-60 mph 4.4
GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Regular Cab 4×4 0-60 mph 7.3
Honda Accord Hybrid 0-60 mph 7.2
Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T 0-60 mph 6.4
Infiniti Q50S Hybrid 0-60 mph 4.8
Jaguar F-Type V-8 S 0-60 mph 3.9
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 0-60 mph 4.5
Kia Cadenza Sedan 0-60 mph 6.1
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Autobiography 0-60 mph 4.6
Lexus IS 350 F-Sport Package 0-60 mph 4.9
Lincoln MKZ 2.0T AWD 0-60 mph 7.3
Maserati Quattroporte V8 0-60 mph 4.1
Mazda 3s Grand Touring Hatchback (Manual) 0-60 mph 6.6
McLaren P1 0-60 mph 2.7
Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Black Series 0-60 mph 3.1
Mitsubishi Outlander GT 0-60 mph 6.7
Nissan GT-R 0-60 mph 2.9
Porsche 918 Spyder 0-60 mph 2.5
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Turbo 0-60 mph 6.1
Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L 0-60 mph 6.1
Vauxhall VXR8 0-60 mph 4.0
Volkswagen Beetle GSR (Manual) 0-60 mph 6.2
Volvo S60 Polestar 0-60 mph 4.7
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.
Exclusive Racetracks to Enjoy Limitless Speeds
Some of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world, such as the Ferrari Berlinetta, Lamborghini Gallardo or Bugatti Veyron cannot be enjoyed on a daily basis due to heavy city traffic or freeway jams. To revel in their magnificence, it is necessary to give free rein to their powerful engines, let them run free as wild horses galloping at full speed. Luckily, there are international racetracks where people who love cars and speed can truly appreciate these advanced machines, where the only limits are the laws of physics and the skill of the driver.
Around the world, there are a variety of exclusive tracks, whose sole purpose is to please the owners of these cars. Here, we present some of the most famous and exclusive racetracks in the world.
Club Ascari. Ronda, Spain
This circuit is located in the town of Ronda, province of M�laga, approximately an hour northwest of Marbella. The track has a total length of 5.4 km (3.6 miles), with a constant width of 12.2 meters (39 feet). It consists of 13 curves to the right and 13 to the left, with a good mix of wide and narrow angles. The track is surrounded by beautiful landscapes of green and wooded areas, and the atmosphere and facilities are truly luxurious. One of the strengths of the Ascari Club is the wide variety of services and activities offered. It organizes individual experiences of different duration, and also for groups or families-all with expert instructors. It has various types of vehicles available for its customers, including single-seaters with characteristics very similar to those of a Formula 1 car.
N�rburgring. N�rbur, Germany
If there is a mythical circuit for car lovers, this is it. It is located around the village and medieval castle of N�rbur in the Eifel Mountains, Germany. Like a giant snake, the asphalt runs across green fields and thick groves, which together with the high difficulty of the route has earned it the nickname of “green hell circuit.” It boasts a total length of 28.3 kilometers (18 miles) and is quite narrow and lined with metal barriers. N�rburgring is considered one of the most challenging tracks in the world, definitely not suitable for beginners. The number of crashes and fatalities every year is not surprising given the stressful conditions of the circuit. At the end of the 1970s, it stopped hosting the Grand Prix of Formula 1, and now serves as a test track for production and racing cars; however, any amateur driver can pay to use it.
IN THE UNITED STATES
Monticello Motor Club. Monticello, New York
There are many words that could define this American car club, but undeniably one of them is exclusivity. It is only a two-hour drive from Manhattan, so it has become a meeting place for Wall Street brokers and television celebrities who enjoy sports driving. The path stretches 6.6 km (4.1 miles) on a hilly ground, which means constant climbs and descents. Of the total distance, 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) correspond to straight lines where it is possible to reach speeds approaching 300 km/h (190 mph). The track can be configured to create three independent paths, which can be enjoyed simultaneously. Club members and their guests have access to private boxes with temperature control, full mechanical services, large rooms overlooking the circuit, classrooms, dining rooms, bar, kitchen, dressing rooms and private showers, shops, special areas for children and family activities, even a heliport.
Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. Pahrump, Nevada
Just an hour from Las Vegas there is an automobile club that likes to pamper its members not only with a fun racing circuit, but also with luxurious amenities worthy of a resort. The track has a length of 6.4 km (4.1 miles) that have been specially designed to train the club’s pilots. However, the track includes a variety of challenges for the drivers and, at the same time, it is very flexible since it can be turned into up to 20 different paths. Spring Mountain boasts several different and professional driving classes, both for people who want to improve their driving technique with a professional racing instructor, or those who only want to enjoy the experience of driving the fastest sport cars in the world.
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