Honda CBR600RR vs. Kawasaki ZX-10R vs. Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison Test - Small, Medium Or Large
|TOP SPEED (MPH) |
|HONDA CBR600RR ||156.7 MPH |
|KAWASAKI ZX-10R ||181.1 MPH |
|SUZUKI GSX-R750 ||170.3 MPH |
|$11,549 ||$10,599 |
|Type||Liquid-cooled, transverse, 4-stroke four||Liquid-cooled, transverse, 4-stroke four||Liquid-cooled, transverse, 4-stroke four|
|Bore x stroke||67.0 x 42.5mm||76.0 x 55.0mm||70.0 x 48.7mm|
|Induction||PGM-DSFI, single-valve 40mm throttle bodies, two injectors/cyl.||Keihin DFI, dual-valve 43mm throttle bodies, two injectors/cyl. ||SDTV EFI, dual-valve 42mm throttle bodies, two injectors/cyl. |
|Front suspension||41mm inverted cartridge fork, 4.7 in. travel||43mm inverted cartridge fork, 4.7 in. travel||41mm inverted cartridge fork, 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear suspension||Single shock absorber, 5.1 in. travel||Single shock absorber, 4.9 in. travel||Single shock absorber, 5.1 in. travel|
|Front tire||120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier PT G||120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-016F J||120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-016F E|
|Rear tire||180/55ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier PT G||190/55ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-016R J||180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-015R E|
|Rake/trail ||23.7 deg./3.8 in. (98mm)||24.5 deg./4.0 in. (102mm)||23.5 deg./3.8 in. (97mm)|
|Wheelbase||53.8 in. (1367mm)||54.7 in. (1390mm)||55.3 in. (1404mm)|
|Weight||413 lb. (187 kg) wet; 384 lb. (174 kg) dry||463 lb. (210kg) wet; 436 lb. (198kg) dry||447 lb. (203 kg) wet; 420 lb. (191 kg) dry|
|Fuel consumption||38 to 44 mpg, 40 mpg avg.||30 to 36 mpg, 32 mpg avg.||36 to 38 mpg, 37 mpg avg.|
|SR RATINGS ||HONDA CBR600RR ||KAWASAKI ZX-10R ||SUZUKI GSX-R750 |
|Fun to ride ||8.9 ||9.1 ||8.9 |
|Quality ||9.1 ||9.1 ||9.1 |
|Instruments and controls ||8.8 ||9.1 ||9.3 |
|Ergonomics ||8.9 ||8.8 ||9.3 |
|Chassis and handling ||9.2 ||8.9 ||9.1 |
|Suspension ||9.1 ||9 ||9.1 |
|Brakes ||8.7 ||8.9 ||9.1 |
|Transmission ||9.1 ||9.1 ||8.9 |
|Engine power ||8.3 ||9.5 ||8.7 |
|Engine-power delivery ||8.9 ||9.2 ||8.9 |
|Total ||89.0 ||90.7 ||90.4 |
All three bikes have a nice...
All three bikes have a nice spread of power and torque, although the GSX-R750's horsepower curve is literally and figuratively flat on top. The Kawasaki's torque output feels smoother than the dyno indicates. The Honda lacks steam in this company below 7500 rpm but beyond that pulls almost as hard as the GSX-R.
The GSX-R drew top overall...
The GSX-R drew top overall marks for ergonomics and is the best compromise for both street and track work. The CBR's higher and slightly more upright seating position is more suited to the street than the track, the ZX-10R's layout is more track focused.