AGAINST THE RI­VALS

Performance Bikes (UK) - - RACE LEGEND -

ON SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION ALONE, nei­ther of th­ese bikes re­ally has any ri­val. In fact, the Yamaha YZF-R6 is the only other sports­bike on the mar­ket that isn’t 1000cc or over... But it’s a con­sid­er­able 40bhp down on both th­ese bikes when it comes to power. On price, how­ever, it’s a dif­fer­ent pic­ture. £14,000 to £16,000 gets you on to the bot­tom rung of the litre bike lad­der, so the out­lay on ei­ther of th­ese bikes be­comes com­pa­ra­ble with their big­ger-lunged sta­ble­mates...

Not only does the 959 Pani­gale Corse stir the soul, but it also re­tains all of its coolant...

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