SPORTS BIKES

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Riding sports bikes is a different kind of riding. It’s less comfortable, overall. The name itself says it already. It is a sport to ride this kind of bike. Of course you can cruise around the city with on a sports bike. But that kind of riding doesn’t do it justice. It’s meant to be ridden with a delicate aggressiveness. Or real sporty at least. Leaning off the bike to take a turn perfectly is a must.

Let’s get down to business. Calling a motorcycle ‘a high bike’ is, of course, a subjective topic. But to make it all a bit easier we drew a line at 32.3 inches. All bikes below 32.3 inches are classified as ‘motorcycles with a low seat height’. Above 32.3 inches we classify the bikes as ‘motorcycles with a high seat height’. We’ve done this with a perspective from riders who are around 5′ 6″ tall. For most types of motorcycles we drew the line at 31.5 inches, but because sports bikes are generally higher we drew the line a bit higher too.

Model Seat height Weight Power Top speed
Aprilia RSV4 RR 33.2 in 180 kg 201 bhp 300 km/h
Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 33.5 in 180 kg 217 bhp 300 km/h
BMW HP 4 Race 32.7 in 146 kg 215 bhp >300 km/h
BMW S 1000 RR 32.4 in 202 kg 199 bhp 250 km/h
Ducati 959 Paginale 32.4 in 176 kg 150 bhp 235 km/h
Ducati Panigale V4 R 32.4 in 172 kg 221 bhp 300 km/h
Ducati 1299S Panigale 32.7 in 167 kg 205 bhp 299 km/h
Honda CBR 500 R 30.7 in 194 kg 48 bhp 175 km/h
Honda CBR 1000 R Fireblade 32.6 in 196 kg 191 bhp 300 km/h
Kawasaki Ninja 400 31.1 in 168 kg 45 bhp 165 km/h
Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6 R 32.7 in 206 kg 130 bhp 250 km/h
Kawasaki Ninja H2 32.7 in 216 kg 231 bhp >300 km/h
Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10 RR 32.9 in 206 kg 204 bhp 300 km/h
KTM RC 390 32.2 in 129.5 kg 44 bhp 147 km/h
KTM RC8 31.7 in 184 kg 152.2 bhp 287 km/h
MV Agusta F3 675 31.6 in 173 kg 128 bhp 260 km/h
MV Agusta F3 800 31.6 in 173 kg 148 bhp 269 km/h
MV Agusta F4 33.8 in 191 kg 195 bhp 291 km/h
MV Agusta F4 Claudio 32.6 in 183 kg 205 bhp 302 km/h
Suzuki GSX-R 600 31.9 in 160 kg 125 bhp 253 km/h
Suzuki GSX-R 750 31.8 in 156 kg 148 bhp 270 km/h
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 32.5 in 184 kg 199.2 bhp 299 km/h
Yamaha YZF-R3 30.7 in 167 kg 42 bhp 165 km/h
Yamaha YZF-R6 33.5 in 190 kg 114 bhp 265 km/h
Yamaha YZF-R1 32.8 in 200 kg 200 bhp 300 km/h

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