Track ver­dict:

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To find out which nine grand sports­bike is fastest around a track, we headed to the Rock­ing­ham Na­tional cir­cuit, fit­ted con­trol tyres to both bikes and asked MCN Tester Bruce Dunn to cut some fast laps.

The more pow­er­ful, track­fo­cused Honda was three sec­onds a lap faster than the KTM, which felt slightly out of its depth away from its B-road com­fort zone.

Here’s what Bruce had to say: “With the KTM it’s all about the en­gine. It’s so im­pres­sive for a sin­gle so re­fined and head and shoul­ders bet­ter than any other sin­gle. It’s smooth, free-revving, punchy and only three sec­onds down on the CBR. I’d love to see

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